Bulk Waste Collection

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Town-wide Bulk Waste Collection Service:

During the week of  October 19-23, 2020, all Farmington residents who have trash collection by the Town’s contractor (Waste Material Trucking Company) are invited to leave their bulk items curbside the night before their regular collection day and will be picked up on your normal trash pickup day. Separate bulk trucks will pick up tires; appliances and metal items; and clean/dry mattresses and boxsprings.  These items should be separated from regular bulk items and four feet (4’) from the Town of Farmington approved Trash and Recycling Carts. Small bulk items should be bundled, boxed or bagged.  Tires should be removed from their rims.  The weight for all acceptable items is limited to the manual lifting by two persons. Six feet (6’) is the maximum length.


  • Large Furniture: 2 MAX - i.e. Couches, over-stuffed chairs, box springs and mattresses (a mattress and a box spring are considered 1 piece of large furniture and they MUST BE KEPT DRY FOR RECYCLING PURPOSES).
  • Appliances: 2 MAX - Doors must be removed.
  • Tires and Rims: 2 MAX - Car and bicycle tires only.  Tires must be removed from rims.
  • Plumbing Fixtures: 2 MAX - i.e. Sinks, tubs and toilets.


  • Carpet/padding:  Must be rolled, and taped or tied.  6' max length. 
  • Smaller pieces of furniture.
  • Misc. Household Items:  MAXIMUM OF 10 BAGS


  • Weight for all acceptable items is limited to manual lifting by two (2) persons.
  • Length for all acceptable items is limited to six (6) feet.


  • NO Recyclable Materials: i.e. cardboard, plastic food/beverage containers, etc.
  • NO Extra/Regular Household Trash:  i.e. food scraps, weekly trash items, etc.
  • NO Building Materials: i.e. shingles, sheetrock, brick, stone, concrete, ceramic tile, wood flooring, wood/metal or glass doors, or windows.
  • NO Lumber: (Clean lumber with no nails/hardware/NOT pressure treated or painted can be brought to the Tunxis Mead Compost Area during normal hours of operation; For Unclean Lumber, call CWPM @ 860.828.1162).
  • NO Plywood
  • NO Fencing
  • NO Concrete items: (bird baths, statues, concrete filled poles/posts, etc.,)
  • NO Pallets: (residents may bring to the Tunxis Mead Compost Area during the hours of operation).
  • NO Stumps or Lawn Debris
  • NO Motor Vehicle Parts or Batteries: (Motor vehicle batteries and used motor oil in small quantities are the only two items that are accepted at the Highway Division of Public Works. Any other Hazardous materials left will be considered illegal dumping and subject to fines.)
  • NO Propane Tanks
  • NO Televisions, Computers (desktop or laptop), Monitors, Printers, or Keyboards
  • NO Hazardous Waste Products
  • NO Paint (latex or oil-based)

If you have any questions or concerns, please contact the Farmington Highway & Grounds Division of Public Works @: 860-675-2550.