Businesses, contractors, churches, schools, non-profit organizations – any service provider or institution – must make their own arrangements for trash and recycling disposal. Small entities may use the Mansfield transfer station; all others must contract directly with a trash and recycling company.
Please note, regardless of arrangement, all are required by State and local law to recycle.
Commercially hauled bulky waste is not accepted at the Mansfield Transfer Station. Commercially hauled bulky, construction and demolition waste can be taken to the Willimantic Waste Paper bulky waste facility, located at 1590 West Main Street in Willimantic, CT. The number is 860.423.4527. The hours of operation are 7:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. Monday through Friday and 7:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. Saturday. The facility is located on Route 32 across from BJ's. Please note that recyclables, household trash and hazardous waste materials should not be included in the load.
For building materials that are usable and in good condition, consider contributing them to the ReCONNstruction Center. The ReCONNstruction Center is a non-profit building materials reuse store located in New Britain, Connecticut. All donations are tax deductible.
According to the Town of Mansfield Solid Waste Ordinance, Section 11, "All persons or establishments generating solid wastes and/or recyclable materials in the Town of Mansfield must separate the recyclable materials from the non-recyclable materials.... Designated, unsoiled recyclable materials shall not be mixed with other refuse.... Failure to separate or cause to have separated designated materials for recycling is a violation of this ordinance."
The items designated for recycling by the Mansfield Solid Waste Regulations are:
Newspaper and Magazines
Glass and Metal (food/beverage containers)
Waste Oil and Oil Filters
#1 & #2 Plastic Containers
Computers and Televisions
The Town has fines in place for persons who fail to separate and recycle or cause to have recycled all designated recyclable materials from other solid waste. Additionally, any solid waste collector who knowingly mixes other solid waste with items designated for recycling is in violation of state law and the Town's Ordinance and are subject to enforcement.
Hazardous Waste Disposal
Hazardous waste, as defined by the US EPA pursuant to 42 USCS Section 6903(5) of the Resource Conservation & Recovery Act of 1976, are prohibited from entering the solid waste stream. Contractors, businesses, and residents are responsible for proper disposal of their hazardous products. Small businesses have access to the Willington Household Chemical Drop-Off Facility as long as they are conditionally exempt small quantity generators.
Open burning is not permitted on construction sites. This includes brush, stumps, scrap wood, or other solid waste, burned in the open, a barrel or other container.