Municipal curbside collection of trash, recycling and yard waste is available to residents and businesses along public streets throughout Manchester.
Automated Trash Collection - At the August 2, 2016, meeting of the Board of Mayor and Aldermen (BMA), the Department of Public Works proposed to gradually transition a little over half of its trash operations to automated collection. In response, the BMA directed the Department to implement a limited pilot program in select areas of Manchester.
On October 2, 2018, the BMA approved expansion of the automated collection program. This expansion will be phased in during 2019 and 2020.
Collection is weekly in most areas, with more frequent pickups downtown and in high-density neighborhoods. See rules. For bulky items, schedule an appointment (fees apply).
Collection is weekly in most areas, with more frequent pickups downtown. Curbside recycling is single-stream. A blue recycling cart is required. See rules.
Collection is every week in early spring and late fall; every other week in between. Service ceases in winter, except for Christmas tree collection in early January. See rules.
The City's transfer station provides an alternative disposal option for most wastes and recyclables generated in Manchester. Fees and restrictions apply to most materials.
Hazardous waste is not collected curbside. Residents may bring household products to one of the semi-annual collection events, held on the second Saturdays of May and October.
Learn how you can use yard waste and certain food scraps to compost at home and produce a rich soil amendment for your garden.
Did you know?
Over 40,000 tons of material is collected curbside every year from Manchester residents and businesses. Approximately one-fourth of this material is recycled or composted, for a diversion rate of 25%.