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Solid Waste

Roads and Streets Supervisor: Steve Post
Foreman: Gary Potter

Transfer Station Information

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Residential Trash and Recycling Information

Staff in this division is responsible for the management of approximately 33,000 tons of solid waste disposal generated within the Town. Staff operates a leaf composting facility, a residential transfer station, and a commercial solid waste collection program. Additional responsibilities include the maintenance of three closed landfills, transportation of construction and demolition wastes generated at the transfer station to an out-of-state Subtitle D landfill, and the grinding of brush into reusable mulch.

Through a municipal service agreement with the Southeastern Connecticut Regional Resource Recovery Authority, the Town is required to dispose of all municipal solid waste at the waste-to-energy facility in Preston. Private haulers are assessed fees based on the number of tons of material disposed of at the facility and billed accordingly.

Currently, the Town is exceeding its minimum commitment of waste at the Preston facility. If the current rate of growth continues, the Town, as a member of the regional authority, will be looking to export surplus municipal solid waste to out-of-state facilities within the next couple of years.

134 Groton Long Point Road
Groton, CT 06340
(860) 448-4083