Public Works


Department of Public Works

Tony Ciarleglio
Interim Director


Public Works
Bethany Town Hall
40 Peck Road
Bethany, CT 06524-3322


Recycle Center Hours of Operation

Tue 7:30 am – 12:00pm
Wed 7:30 am-4 pm
Thu 7:30 am – 3:00 pm

Fri/Sat 7:30 am-4 pm

Holiday Residential Waste Systems (RWS) Pick Up Schedule for 2022
Any changes to the regular pickup will be posted on their website on

To sign up for holiday and weather alerts, please text 203-826-8119 with you address followed by ALERTS

Residential Waste Systems observes the following holidays:
New Year’s Day 2022      No change to schedule.
Memorial Day 2022         All pickups will be delayed by one day.
Independence Day 2022       All pickups will be delayed by one day.
Labor Day 2022                        All pickups will be delayed by one day.
Thanksgiving Day 2022        Thursday customers will be picked up one day later.
Christmas Day 2022              No change in schedule.
New Year’s Day 2023            No change in schedule.

****Winter is upon us****Please have the end of your driveway properly cleared and sanded to allow for a safe pick up.

Recycling & Bulky Waste Trash Pickup revised 5-17-2022

For Bulky Waste Drop Off  – By Appointment Only

Leave your name, address, contact number, type and volume of material to be dropped off. You will be contacted by Thursday with your appointment status for Saturday.  The earlier in the week you call, the more likely you will be approved for the coming Saturday as space is limited. There is no charge for this service to residents.

For Road/Tree Issues
Mon-Fri 7 am-3 pm

For Bulky Waste Pickup “Fee For Service”
Bulk pick up will be performed by R.W.S. by appointment on the third Friday of each month for a modest fee.  Text a picture to 203-334-1660 for a quote and to make an appointment.  Prepayment by credit card is required.  ​Note that if actual curbside bulk does not match the picture there may be an additional charge–so gather everything before calling. To obtain more information call R.W.S. directly at 203-334-1660.



What hours is recycling open?

Wednesdays, Fridays, Saturdays: 7:30AM to 4PM

Tuesdays,: 7:30AM to Noon

Thursdays: 7:30AM to 3PM

Please note: A resident sticker is required in order to use the recycling facilities. Stickers are provided at no cost to residents and are sent with the MV tax bills in July.  Stickers are also available at the Town Hall in the Tax Office.

What do I do with bulky waste?

Bulky Waste (furniture, carpeting, and other large non-recyclable, non-hazardous items) is available on Saturdays at the recycling center BY APPOINTMENT ONLY. To make arrangements, contact:

Public Works

Leave your name, address, phone number, volume and type of bulky waste and someone from the office will contact you to confirm your requested date or provide an alternate date if your requested date is no longer available.

To Drop off Mattresses, please read:  Mattress Recycle Program

NOTE TO CONTRACTORS: Waste from large remodeling projects (roofing shingles, etc.) may not be brought to the recycling center. You must get your own dumpster.

What do I do with hazardous waste?

Hazardous Waste (paints, solvents, chemicals) may be disposed of at HazWaste Central at the Regional Water Authority building on Long Wharf in New Haven. Click the link below for current information and seasonal schedule.

Regional Water Authority-HazWaste Central

Is there a community tag sale in Bethany?

Yes. There is a Bethany Lions Club-sponsored Flea Market held at the Airport every Saturday from May through October from 7AM through 1PM.  For details, click on Bethany Lions Club.


What do I do about Pot holes, fallen trees or dead animals on my road?

Contact the Highway Department at:

Public Works

Bethany Town Hall

40 Peck Road

Bethany, CT 06524-3338



or the Selectman’s Office at:

Board of Selectmen

Bethany Town Hall

40 Peck Road

Bethany, CT 06524

203-393-2100 x1100

First Selectman, 203-393-2100 x1100, Email

Selectmen Assistant, 203-393-2100 x1100, Email

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