Trash Removal

The Town of Watertown does not offer residential trash or recycling pick up. There are two options for residents to dispose of waste.

1) Residents may purchase a Transfer Station permit** at the cost of $20.00 for the calendar year that expires in December of the year purchased. The fee schedule for disposing of waste at the Transfer Station can be found here: Transfer Station Fee Schedule **Please note that residents must provide a proof of Watertown residency to purchase a permit. Permits are not available to landlords and/or business owners unless their residence is in Watertown. Businesses are prohibited from using the Transfer Station for disposing of commercial waste.

2) Residents and business owners can contact a private company for waste pick up at their own expense. Cost varies by business.

The current companies permitted to serve Watertown residents are linked below (in alphabetical order):

Solid Waste Hauler Permitting

All businesses picking up waste from Watertown residents are required to obtain a permit from Public Works. A link to the application and requirements can be found below:

  • Solid Waste Permit Application: Click here for fillable pdf version
  • Certificate of Insurance naming the Town of Watertown Additional Insured 
  • Certificate of Good Standing with Connecticut Secretary Of State
  • Name of Recycling Facility Used
  • Notarized list of Violations, Notices or Suspensions in the last ten years
  • Evidence of Liability Insurance on all vehicles
  • List of Municipalities within which business operates

  • All vehicles shall have business name, address and telephone number clearly marked
  • $150.00 Permit Fee
  • 7 day written notice required in the event of sale and/or transfer of business