PLEASE NOTE: Recycle Bins belong to the home. When moving DO NOT TAKE your recycle bin with you. Orange will not pick up store bought recycle bin or bins from other towns.
**NEW** Orange now has a Plastic Bag Recycle Center at the Transfer Station
Take advantage of this new area. Bring your store shopping bags to be recycled.
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Recycle Pickup Days

This is a reminder to put your container out at the curb the night before your scheduled day .

Holiday Schedule

When a holiday falls on your pickup day, your pickup will be on the next day, and the rest of the week will be a day later. If needed Friday pick up will be on Saturday. Monday holidays will not impact the pick up schedules for the week.

Click on map below to see scheduled recycle pick up.

Recycling Pickup Days Map

Safe & Free Disposal of Household Chemicals

Single-Stream Recycling

Greater participation in recycling has a two-fold impact: more recycling revenue and less disposal costs. Orange Recycling Committee Chairman Mitch Goldblatt explains, "Increased recycling by residents has an absolute direct impact on the town's bottom line and our property taxes."

The easiest way for Orange residents to recycle? Single-stream! Single-stream recycling is a system in which recyclable materials - newspaper, magazines, glass, steel, aluminum and plastic - are placed, unsorted, in one recycling bin and picked up curbside weekly. That's convenient!

Do Not

Do not put plastic bags in the recycling cart. They are not recyclable thru the pick up. There is now a NEW Plastic Bag recycle area at the transfer station.


You can now recycle batteries and light bulbs at Batteries Plus+ at 481 Boston Post Road, 203-298-9865. Recycled old neon lights will be accepted in quantities of not more than 2.

Packing Material

UPS will recycle packing material used in shipping at their Orange store at 554 Boston Post Road, 203-799-0433.
Be Green Single-Stream Recycling Brochure
Information for Transfer Stations Page 1
Information for Transfer Stations Page 2

State Regulations

It is against state regulations to mix recyclables with disposal waste.
  • All recyclables are to be separated and either put in the blue bins at curbside or taken to the transfer station and deposited in bins marked for recyclables, as posted at the station.
  • If this is not done, the town may be cited with penalties.
  • For what is considered recyclable, refer to the CRRA Recycling Information effective July 1, 2011 (PDF)
All organization, school, and commercial site recyclables are not allowed at curbside. Arrangements for their proper disposal must be handled by private haulers.


For questions about recycling in Orange, email Orange Recycling.


Effective January 1, 2011 all electronic items, known as e-waste, will not be allowed in the hopper at the Orange Transfer Station according to a new state statute.

Items that are not allowed are the following:
  • All electronic wiring, including cables that connect to your device
  • Cell phones
  • Computers
  • CRTs
  • Hard drives
  • iPads
  • iPhones
  • Laptops
  • LCDs
  • MP3s
  • TVs
  • Other electronic devices not mentioned
A sign is displayed to direct you to a trailer for disposal.
Some of these items may contain mercury, which is toxic.

Bottle Bill

Effective October 1, 2009, the Bottle Bill was expanded to include non-carbonated water up to 3 liters in size with a 5-cent redemption value. Redeem at the local store that sold the container.

Transfer Station

Items you can place in your recycling cart can also be dropped off at the appropriate bin at the transfer station. Bulk mail dropped off there does not need to be in a separate bag.