Waste Transfer Station

1900 Boston Post Road, Guilford, CT 06437
Monday - Saturday 7:00 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. (Closed Wednesday & Sunday)
Phone: (203) 453-8095
Fax: n/a
Email: Waste Transfer Station

Transfer Station is only Open from 7 a.m. to 11 p.m. on Friday, April 10, 2020.

Closed: New Year’s Day,  Memorial Day, Independence Day, Labor Day, Thanksgiving Day and Christmas Day.
Half Day (7 a.m. – 11:00 a.m.): Martin Luther King Day, President’s Day, Good Friday, Columbus Day and Veteran’s Day

Notice: **Waste Motor Oil and Antifreeze will no longer be accepted for recycling at the Transfer Station. Waste Oil and Antifreeze can be disposed at HAZWASTE Central on Sargent Drive on Saturdays from May 12 until October 27.  There will be no charge for disposal.**

Refuse Disposal

Although the town has no public rubbish pick-up service; the town does maintain the transfer station, where garbage is received and compacted before being trucked to a plant in Hartford, CT. The transfer station is for the use of residents and private contractors who collect trash from Guilford homes.

The fee effective July 1, 1997, for dumping 100 pounds is $7.

The Transfer Station only accepts credit/debit cards, local check and tickets, which can be purchased at the Guilford Town Clerk’s Office or Madison Building Department. Cash is not accepted.


Single Stream Recycling Information – What is acceptable and items that are prohibited.

The town does not charge residents who drop off fewer than seven televisions or electronics at the Recycling Center.

The Town of Guilford files reports about annual waste and recycling with CT DEEP.  These reports are filed at the Town Hall and available for review if anyone is interested.


There is no longer a dumpster at the Recycling Station for used books.  However, books that are in SALEABLE condition can be dropped off at the Guilford Free Library any time during library hours.  “Saleable” books are contemporary and vintage books that are: NOT dirtymoldystickychewedstainedbrownedtornunderlined, or highlighted.  And please, no magazines or videos.

A receipt is always provided for your tax returns.

Donations are sold by the Friends of the Guilford Free Library to benefit programs and acquisitions of the Library.

Books not in saleable condition as well as magazines can be disposed of with other recyclables at the Recycling Station.

Brush /Leaf Disposal Hours of Operation

Located on Sullivan Drive. The hours of operation are Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday 8:30 a.m. to 3:15 p.m. It is not open during inclement weather. Cash is not accepted. You can pay by check or buy a Brush & Leaf Trip ticket at Town Hall South.

**(Anything larger than 3″ in diameter will not be accepted)**

There is no charge for disposal of leaves in biodegradable paper bags. The charge for disposal of brush is based on the size of the vehicle delivering it. Leaves may be deposited at the site on Sullivan Drive, which is off of Goose Lane, at no charge.

Call Town Hall South for schedule (203) 453-8029.

It is as follows:
1. Cars/SUV $3/ trip or $15/5 trip

2. Trucks/Trailers:

  • Pick-Up Truck 0-1 cubic yards $5/trip or $25/5 trip
  • Pick-Up Truck 1-3 cubic yards $10/trip or $50/5 trip
  • Masonry Truck $25/trip or $125/5 trip
  • Large Dump Truck/Trailers $1 a ton (Starting November 1st this price will increase to $10 a ton for Commercial Contractors)

3. Dropping off Load of Wood Chips $125/trip or $625/5 trip