Curbside Collection

The Town of Granby strives to provide safe and reliable trash and recycling services for all eligible properties. Per town ordinance, eligible properties are residential properties with one or two dwelling units.  

The town contracts with Paine's Inc. based in East Granby, CT.  All inquiries regarding trash or recycling services should be directed to the Department of Public Works at (860) 653-8960.

Trash Holidays

During a holiday week, if your pick-up day falls on or after the holiday, your trash and recycling will be picked up one day after your regularly scheduled collection day for that week only.

Click here to see a list of this year's holidays.


Collection Do's & Don'ts


  1. Barrels must be curbside by 6 a.m. on collection day. Barrels may not be placed curbside prior to 4:00 p.m. the day before pickup. Barrels must be removed from curbside no later than 7:00 a.m. of the day after pickup.
  2. The barrel opening should face the street.
  3. Trash should be placed in your blue 64-gallon barrel. Recycling goes in the green 95-gallon barrel.
  4. All items must be inside the barrel with the lid closed.
  5. Make sure your barrels are at least 2 feet apart to allow clearance for the automatic arm of the truck.
  6. Call Public Works at (860) 653-8960 if your barrel was curbside at 6 a.m. and you think your collection was missed.  Please call as soon as possible so that we can contact Paine's while the truck is still in the area.
  7. Contact Public Works if your barrel is damaged. In the case of vandalism or a missing barrel, you will be asked to file a report with the Granby Police Department.
  8. Only town issued barrels may be used.


  1. Place barrels in the street.
  2. Put your barrels out late assuming that the truck will come at the same time every week.  There are numerous factors that may affect the time the truck will get to your house and trucks will not be sent back if your barrel is not at the curb.
  3. Put explosives, electronic, biological, hazardous, liquid or radioactive waste in your barrel.
  4. Put leaves, grass clippings, brush or branches in your barrel. (All of these items may be brought to the Granby Transfer Station.)
  5. Place hot ashes or coals in your barrel. 
  6. Paint or mark your barrel. Remember you are responsible for your barrel and any damage that is caused by you.

Extra Trash or Recycling

Extra Trash If at any time you anticipate you will have an excessive amount of trash (more than will fit in the barrel with the lid closed), you must purchase town-issued "extra trash" bags. The bags are $2 each and should be placed beside your trash barrel on collection day. The bags are available at the Granby DPW, 52 North Granby Road from 7:30 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. Monday through Friday or at the Granby Transfer Station, 103 Old Stagecoach Road during Saturday hours of operation. Cash or check only.

If you find that you have extra trash on a regular basis, you may request an extra trash barrel. The cost of the barrel is $200 per year.

Extra Recycling If you have extra recycling it can be brought to the Granby Transfer Station,103 Old Stagecoach Road during hours of operation. There is no charge to drop off recycling at the transfer station. If you find you have extra recycling on a regular basis, you may request a 2nd recycling barrel to be used curbside. There is no charge for an extra recycling barrel. To request a 2nd barrel, call the DPW at (860) 653-8960.