West Haven Dump Hours: Get Rid of Your Junk Responsibly

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Are you a resident of West Haven looking to dispose of unwanted items? Look no further! The city offers convenient bulk trash pickup services and a compost site for your disposal needs.

Bulk Trash Pickup

The City of West Haven provides bulk trash pickup twice a year, in the designated bulk pickup weeks of April 22-26 and September 16-20. During these weeks, you can place your bulk items curbside on your scheduled collection day.

Acceptable Bulk Items:

  • Couches
  • Chairs
  • Tables
  • Carpeting
  • Padding
  • Fencing (cut in half and stacked neatly)

Unacceptable Items:

  • Building materials
  • Tires
  • Mattresses
  • Propane tanks
  • Hazardous waste
  • Sand, stone, mortar, conduit, gypsum blocks, lumber, molding, bathroom fixtures, asphalt, plasterboard, plaster, trees, tree stumps, or other refuse from building, remodeling, landscaping, or excavating


  • The amount of bulk trash per collection is limited to 6 cubic yards.
  • Bulk items must be separated and orderly.
  • Do not place items next to a mailbox, utility pole, or close to a fence.
  • Bulk trash must be generated by the customer at the residential unit where it is collected.
  • A $100 fine per daily offense will be imposed for exceeding the 6 cubic yard limit or for placing items in front of a vacant lot or home.

Compost Site

The City of West Haven also operates a compost site at 1 Kimberly Avenue. Here, you can drop off:

  • Brush (cut into 3-6-foot lengths and tied in small bundles, no more than 70 pounds)
  • Logs and stumps (prohibited)
  • Leaf bags (curbside pickup or drop-off at the compost site)
  • Grass clippings (in separate bags from leaves)

Hours of Operation:

  • Monday – Wednesday: 9 a.m. – 5 p.m.
  • Thursday and Friday: 8 a.m. – 4 p.m.

Other Services

In addition to bulk trash pickup and the compost site, the City of West Haven offers the following services:

  • Mattress Drop-Off: Available from April 1-October 4, at the compost site.
  • Brush, Branches & Tree Limbs: Picked up in the 1st and 3rd weeks of each month.
  • Metals/White Goods (Household Appliances): Call the Highway Department at 203-937-3644 or 203-937-3585 to schedule a pickup.
  • Tires: Can be brought to Town Fair Tire, 63 Boston Post Road, Orange, for a fee of $2.75 per tire.
  • Hazardous Waste: Can be dropped off for free at HazWaste Central, 90 Sargent Drive, New Haven. Open Saturday mornings from mid-May through October.
  • Christmas Trees: Curbside pickup in January and February only. A $25 fee will be charged for pickups after February 29th.

Contact Information

For more information or to schedule a pickup, contact the Public Works Department:

  • Phone: 203-937-3585
  • Email: [email protected]
  • Address: 355 Main Street, 3rd Floor, West Haven, CT 06516

By utilizing these services, you can responsibly dispose of your unwanted items and contribute to a cleaner and healthier West Haven community.

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