Paine’s Trash and Recycling Collection Schedule



Paine’s Inc. provides trash and recycling collection services for residential and commercial customers in Connecticut. This article provides an overview of Paine’s trash and recycling schedules, including regular collection days, holidays, and other key dates.

Regular Trash and Recycling Collection

Paine’s offers weekly curbside trash and recycling pickup for residential customers. Pickup days are designated by location and determined by Paine’s route schedule.

To find your scheduled pickup day, check Paine’s Street Lookup Tool. Enter your address to see your designated trash and recycling collection days.

Most residential trash and recycling is collected on the same day. However, some areas have split trash and recycling collection schedules. Be sure to check both trash and recycling for your address.

Trash and recycling carts must be placed curbside by 6:00 AM on collection days. Paine’s routes start at 6:00 AM, so it’s important to have carts out on time.

Holiday Schedule

Paine’s observes the following holidays, which can affect the normal trash and recycling pickup schedule:

  • New Year’s Day
  • Memorial Day
  • Independence Day
  • Labor Day
  • Thanksgiving Day
  • Christmas Day

If your regular pickup day falls on or after a holiday, your collection will be delayed by one day that week only.

For example, if your normal pickup is Wednesday and a holiday falls on Monday, Wednesday pickup will shift to Thursday that week. Thursday and Friday customers would also be delayed by one day.

View Paine’s full holiday schedule for exact dates. This lists observed holidays and impacted collection days for current and upcoming years.

2023 Holiday Collection Schedule

Here are the impacted collection days for 2023 Paine’s holidays:

  • Memorial Day (Monday, May 29) – All pickups delayed by one day
  • Independence Day (Tuesday, July 4) – Tuesday through Friday pickups delayed by one day
  • Labor Day (Monday, September 4) – All pickups delayed by one day
  • Thanksgiving (Thursday, November 23) – Thursday and Friday pickups delayed by one day
  • Christmas Day (Monday, December 25) – All pickups delayed by one day

View Paine’s 2023 holiday calendar for a handy visual schedule.

Recycling Weeks

Paine’s designates certain weeks as “recycling weeks” to encourage increased recycling participation.

During recycling weeks, Paine’s collects an expanded list of recyclable materials curbside, beyond the standard cardboard, paper, metal cans, plastic bottles, and glass.

The extra recyclables accepted during recycling weeks include:

  • Plastic containers, tubs, trays, and lids
  • Milk and juice cartons
  • Aseptic containers like soup and broth boxes
  • Rigid plastic toys and outdoor furniture
  • Small metal appliances and scrap metal

Check the Paine’s recycling guide for full details on extra recyclables accepted during recycling weeks.

Recycling weeks for 2023:

  • April 24-28
  • July 10-14
  • October 16-20

Recycling Center Hours

In addition to curbside pickup, Paine’s operates a recycling center where residents can drop off recyclables and other items.

The Paine’s Recycling Center is located at 314 Stone Rd, Brooklyn, CT 06234.

The recycling center is open to residential customers on Saturdays year-round from 8:00 AM to 3:45 PM.

From April through November, the recycling center has expanded hours and is also open on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 12:00 PM to 3:45 PM.

The recycling center accepts a wide variety of materials for drop-off including:

  • Cardboard
  • Paper
  • Plastic bottles and containers
  • Glass bottles and jars
  • Scrap metal
  • Leaves and yard waste
  • Textiles
  • Motor oil
  • Electronics
  • Tires
  • Propane tanks
  • Batteries
  • Fluorescent bulbs

View the full list of accepted items on the Paine’s Recycling Center page.

Special Waste Collection

Paine’s offers periodic curbside collection for certain specialty waste items that cannot be disposed of through regular trash pickup.

These items include:

  • Household hazardous waste – Paint, automotive fluids, cleaning products, pesticides, etc.
  • Bulky rigid plastic items – Kids’ toys, lawn furniture, laundry baskets, etc.
  • Scrap metal – Pots, pans, small appliances, tools, grills, etc.

Special collection weeks are designated on the annual collection schedule. Residents can place eligible items curbside near trash carts on the specified dates.

View the Paine’s Special Waste Collection page for upcoming dates and full guidelines.

Large Item Pickup

For oversized household items like furniture and mattresses, Paine’s offers curbside bulk item pickup by appointment. This service is available for residential trash customers.

To schedule a large item pickup:

  • Contact Paine’s at 860-859-8000 or [email protected]
  • Provide your name, address, phone number, and details on items to be picked up
  • Paine’s will confirm your pickup date over the phone

Large items should be placed curbside the night before or by 6:00 AM on your scheduled date. Up to 5 large items can be collected per appointment.

Rates for 2023 Paine’s large item pickup:

  • First 2 items: $30
  • Additional items: $15 each
  • Fee waived for 2 items once per calendar year

See the Paine’s Large Item Pickup page for full service details.

Missed Pickup

If your trash or recycling is missed on your scheduled collection day:

  • Double check that carts were placed properly curbside by 6:00 AM
  • Contact Paine’s at 860-859-8000 or [email protected] to report the missed pickup
  • For missed recycling, report by noon the next business day
  • Paine’s will send a truck to collect your missed pickup

Missed pickups are quickly corrected as long as they are reported promptly.

Contact Information

Contact Paine’s Inc. for additional questions on trash and recycling schedules and services:

Phone: 860-859-8000

Email: [email protected]


Address: 314 Stone Rd, Brooklyn, CT 06234

Review the Paine’s contact page for phone hours and driving directions.


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