General Information

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A brochure of the facility is mailed to resident households in the towns of Barkhamsted, New Hartford, and Winsted/Winchester each year.  


Current Transfer Station Hours for Public Access are:
Monday, Wednesday*, Friday and Saturday …………………Open 7:00 AM    ………………… Close 3:00 PM
*Wednesday Evenings (Lower Area ONLY)   .………………..Open 4:00 PM   .………………..  Close 7:00 PM

NOTE: The scale in the Construction & Demolition/Oversized MSW (formerly called "Bulky Waste") area closes promptly at 3:00.  All motor vehicles MUST be scaled out before 3:00.  Plan your load accordingly in order to return to the scale before 3:00, failure to do so may result in a fine.  This area is NOT open on Wednesday evenings!


CLOSED: New Year's Day, January 2, 2017     

              Memorial Day, May 29, 2017      

              Independance Day,  July 4, 2017  

              Labor Day, September 4, 2017     

              Christmas Monday - December 25, 2017

OPEN: All other holiday, regular hours, including Wednesday evenings.

          RRDD1 will be open Thanksgiving Eve (Wednesday) from 4-7.


As a resident of the District you have two options for trash disposal:

1.) Private hauler

      - Hire a private hauler (check on line or in your phone book) to pick up your household trash at your residence on a weekly basis, for a prearranged monthly fee.

       -You must arrange with this hauler for specialized services, such as furniture removal, construction debris, etc.,  which could cost you additional fees.  

      - You may transport your recyclables to RRDD1 Wednesday nights from 4-7 without a sticker.      

         A list of recyclables can be found in the INFORMATION tab, under the RECYCLABLES drop down.

      - If you require specialized services and have the ability to transport them to RRDD1, you may purchase a ONE DAY pass for only $15, plus the cost of the debris (by weight)


2.) RRDD1 Sticker (pass)

     - Purchase a fiscal year entry sticker ($85 year or $50 half year ) at the RRDD1 gatehouse during regular hours (Monday, Wednesday, Friday and Saturday 7:00 - 3:00)

        This entitles you to dispose of your separated household trash at RRDD1 in Barkhamsted during our open hours of operation, which are listed above.  

        You will place your household trash in either of the two trash compactors on site in the lower level.         

         All recyclables must be separated and are to go into their proper containers:

           -  "Single Stream" recycling for newspapers & inserts; magazines; junk mail; white and colored paper; shoe boxes; computer paper; all #1 and #2 plastic containers under3 gallons (no caps); aluminum, steel, tin & food trays; plastic beverage & food containers                                 #3 - #7, up to three liters; milk and juice cartons, juice boxes; glass food & beverage jars, bottles and jugs.     

           -  Other recyclable items, such as propane tanks, metal, wire, batteries, tv's, used motor oil, spent antifreeze, light bulbs, tires, tire tubes, etc. have designated areas.  Please see the attendant before placing items in these areas.  

      - Construction & Demolition / Oversized Municipal Solid Waste (MSW) - formerly known as "Bulky Waste" is accepted in the upper lot on site during the hours listed above.  There may be an additional fee for this disposal.  Please see the fee structure under the    
         INFORMATION tab, BULKY WASTE drop down. 

DEEP Operating Permit #00501146-MTSGP requires the following items be recycled: 

     Cardboard / Boxboard: Please remove all styrofoam and plastic prior to disposal.  These are deposited as you enter the facility, on the right side of the red "tag sale' building. 

     Glass, Metal Cans, Plastics #1-7, Food/Beverage Containers,: Please rinse these containers and remove the lids/covers.  These are deposited on site, straight ahead upon entrance. 

     Newspaper, Office Paper, Junk Mail, Magazines, Catalogs: These are deposited in  the containers straight ahead upon entrance to the facility, single stream, along with washed glass, can, and plastic food containers. 

RRDD1 also accepts the following items for recycle:

     Batteries (Automotive and Dry cell): Please place in the battery section, lower level, opposite the household trash compactor, labeled "Batteries".  No charge.

     Books (Hard and soft cover): No encyclopedias please.  Please place in the gray book collection box, lower level, across from the household trash compactor, labeled "Books". No charge. 

     Brush: Accepted during regular hours (Monday, Wednesday, Friday, and Saturday 7:15 -3, upper level. Additional fee applies.  See under INFORMATION tab, Bulky Waste drop down.

     Clothes/Shoes (including accessories): Please ensure these items are placed in bags for proper transfer and deposit in the chute to the left of the "tag sale" building in the lower level. No charge. 

     Electronics: Please cut the cords and place the cords in the wire box left of the red "tag sale" building.  Place electronics in the lean-to across from the household trash compactor in the lower level. Small televisions (under 15") are included in this.  Larger televisions MUST          be delivered to the upper level for proper disposal.  No charge.  

     Fluorescent Tubes:  Broken items are NOT accepted!  Please see the "tag sale" or "yard" attendant for proper placement. No charge.  

     Leaves: Accepted ONLY during regular business hours! Leaves MUST be loose or in PAPER bags- NO plastic bags. please!  These are to be deposited in the upper level, to the right going up the hill.  See the inspector for details.  No charge

     Mattress Box Spring: Must be loose, not covered in plastic or in a box.  Due to the recently passed stewardship program, RRDD1 accepts these items, in the upper level, during regular daytime hours, at no charge to the resident

     Metal: Fee for items containing freon (refrigerators, air conditioners, humidifiers, etc.), otherwise no charge.  Smaller metal items may be deposited in the lower level, larger items must be delivered to the upper lot.  See the inspector on site for items containing freon.  

           Please note that if the freon is removed prior, the resident MUST show proof that it was extracted by a certified Freon extractor, otherwise RRDD1 cannot accept the item(s). 

           For safety reasons, all refrigerator doors MUST be removed by residents prior to disposal.

   Paint: Latex and Oil only.  Please see the attendant in the lower level for proper placement.  No charge

    Pallets: MUST be clean, no paint, stain, or other other contaminants.  Accepted during regular operating hours, not Wed nights, in the upper level. 

    Propane Tanks: Smaller tanks may be deposited in the lower level, at no charge, placed in the lean-to across from the household trash compactor.  Larger tanks must be taken to the upper lot during regular daytime hours.  See the inspector for details. 

             NO PROPANE TANK is to go in any dumpster, regardless of size or content!  This is a FIRE HAZARD! PLEASE SEE YARD INSPECTOR!  THERE IS NO CHARGE FOR 20# tanks or smaller! 

  Shredded Paper and gift wrap go into household trash!  Please DO NOT place bags of shreddedpaper in single stream.  Yes, it is paper, however, in the recycling process the bags open and the air is full of a "snow storm" like moment, plus the shredded paper sticks to other products, contaminating them.  Another idea is to save it for shipping items or to put under items in a gift basket. 

  Spent Antifreeze:   See yard inspector

    Tires on or off the rim: There is a fee to dispose of these items, please see the inspector in the upper lot during regular daytime work hours. 

    Tire tubes: Place these items in the hopper across from the household trash compactor in the lower lot. No charge. 

    Used Motor Oil: On March 16, 2016, the oil collection area reopened after the PCB contamination in April of 2015.  New very strict policy and procedures are in place in an effort to ensure that contamination never happens again! Please stop at the gatehouse and request a "used motor oil form."  This needs to be filled out by YOU and handed to the yard inspector, then you may take your oil, with the inspector, to the oil room for proper disposal.  The oil must be free of water or other materials.   We will not accept anything but used motor oil!  No transmission oil, no gas, no hydraulic oil, no diesel, no industrial or commercial liquids of any nature. 

    Wood: Accepted during regular hours only in the upper level, fee applies.


     The transfer station is located in Barkhamsted, off Route 44, behind the Barkhamsted Public Works Garage (31 New Hartford Road).

 E-Mail:  Phone: (860)379-1972