Want to know if something can be recycled or not? Or if you have to bring that item to a special location?

Take a look at our list of resources in order to help with Recycling 101.

Use the RecycleCT Wizard to help you identify if something belongs in recycling or the trash. 

Where can I recycle……?

Paint Recycling

Click to find the nearest PaintCare recycling facility near you and learn what you can and cannot drop off.


Compact Florescent Lighbulbs (CFLs) –
These bulbs contain about 4 milligrams of mercury, a toxic metal.

Broken CFL bulbs can be hazardous to the environment and water supply if left in a landfill. Consult www.earth911.com for proper cleanup and disposal.

LED Lightbulbs
While LED light bulbs do not contain mercury, many do contain other hazardous substances such as lead and arsenic.

Wilton Transfer Station (ewaste trailer)
Wilton Hardware store
Home Depot (not tube CFL’s)
Batteries Plus Bulbs (Orange and Manchester, CT)


Check with your local Lyons Club.

Fairway Wines and Spirits, Stamford CT
New Canaan Nature Center

Cell Phones
Lyons Club
Wilton Town Hall Lobby
www.call2recycle.org for more locations

Plastic Film

Plastic film would be items such as: bread bags, dry cleaning bags, ziploc bags, product overwrap, newspaper bags, etc.

For a complete list of acceptable items check out https://www.plasticfilmrecycling.org/

Drop Off Locations:
Stop n Shop
Village Market


Alkaline and zinc carbon batteries (AA, AAA, C, D, 6V, 9V) are now made of common metals deemed non-hazardous by the federal government and can be disposed of in your regular trash in all states except California.

Silver oxide battery (button cells for watches, calculators, and hearing aids)- Most jewelry stores will recycle them when you your watch in to have the battery replaced

Car batteries – Most businesses that service cars will take them for recycling. In addition: Lowes, Home Depot.

Rechargeable Batteries
Wireless Zone – Norwalk, New Canaan
Staples Norwalk – 440 Westport Ave
Home Depot
www.Call2recycle.org for more locations

Unused Medicines

For a detailed list consult the FDA website to learn how to properly dispose of old, unused, unwanted, or expired medicine

Check with your local police department.

Wilton Police Department has a controlled substance drop off bin in their lobby.

Textile Collection Bins
Wilton Transfer Station
Miller-Driscoll School*
Middlebrook School*
Wilton High School*
Wilton Congregational Church
Gulf Station – Route 7 (intersection of Rte 33 and Rte 7)

*Bay State Collection bins – click to view acceptable items

Wilton Transfer Station (Trash)
Check Bye Bye Mattress for recycling locations

Small Appliances and Electronics

Check with your local transfer stations.
Wilton Transfer Station (see link above for details)