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On June 28, 2024, Town of Bolton staff became aware of an issue with some tax bills being calculated with the previous assessed value and the new mil rate resulting in undervalued tax bills. Further investigation revealed that this affected 556 accounts. Those accounts are being rebilled correctly. Only those 556 affected accounts have a revised deadline of August 30, 2024, to pay without penalty. All other tax bills are due not later than August 1, 2024. Closer investigation also found that the grand list calculations were incorrect, and it is $30,703,164.00 lower than it should be. With the current mil rate and the new grand list valuation the Town will collect approximately $1,000,000.00 more in taxes than is necessary to operate the Town for the current fiscal year. The Board of Selectmen and Finance Committee met on July 8, 2024, to discuss this matter. At their meeting they determined that they would continue to collect taxes based on the proper evaluations and the current mil rate. They also were in consensus that they would like to return funds to taxpayers in excess of the amount approved by taxpayers for this fiscal year. In an effort to determine the best way to accomplish that they formed an ad hoc committee which includes members of both boards. The charge of that committee is to work with the town administrator and town attorney to determine the most effective and efficient way to accomplish that task. They have also been tasked with completely investigating the issue and determining what happened and how to prevent it from occurring again in the future.

Refuse & Recycling

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Trash and Recycle cans should be placed out the night before or by 6:00 a.m. the day of pick up.

A single, 95 gallon trash cart is distributed to all residence throughout Bolton once a certificate of occupancy has been obtained for the home. A smaller, 65 gallon trash cart can be requested and exchanged for any household looking to have a smaller cart instead.  Additional trash carts may be purchased through the Town Selectmen's Office in Town Hall. Each single family household is allowed one recycle cart only.


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Bolton’s residential waste has decreased by 0.65% from 1101.64 (tons, yards, and gallons) for fiscal year 2021/22 to 1094.47 (tons, yards, and gallons) for fiscal year 2022/23.  Keep up the recycling work to prevent food waste, recycling, and composting. Click here to see the data: Annual Data for Residential Solid Waste Disposed 

Curbside Pick-Up

  • Put your dump cart out the night before your collection day or before 6 a.m. on the collection day
  • Separate you trash and recycling into their respective carts
  • DO NOT overload the dump cart
  • DO NOT dump hot ashes or flammable items in your cart
  • DO NOT dump grass clippings, brush or sand in your cart
  • DO NOT use your cart for paint or other hazardous liquids


Automotive Batteries & Used Motor Oil
Please place the outside of the blue cart at least 2 feet away in plain site for pick up. DO NOT place in container.

Oversized Items & Metal Drop Off
These items MUST have a numbered sticker attached to it which can be purchased at the Selectmen's office for $15 each (non-refundable).  This would include such items as a couch, love seat, chairs, carpeting (maximum 4' sections), rolled tied, not to exceed 1 1/2 feet in diameter, and windows of wood frames (glass must be broken out and not to be more than 4 feet in any direction). Pick up will occur during the months of February, April, June, August, October and December.

A Guide to Recycling (What’s In/What’s Out)

Connecticut now has a universal list of what belongs in your recycling bin and  what doesn't. All items should be empty, rinsed, clean and open. Do not shred, box, bag or bundle. To learn more, go to RecycleCT.com


  • Cardboard & boxboard
  • Food & beverage cartons
  • Junk mail
  • Magazines & newspaper inserts
  • Newsprint
  • Office paper
  • Pizza boxes
  • Beverage bottles & jars
  • Food bottles &  jars
  • Aerosol containers (food-grade only)
  • Aluminum foil
  • Cans & bottles
  • Foil containers
  • Metal lids from cans & bottles
  • Plastic bottles (with or without caps attached)
  • Plastic containers, tubs & lids
  • Plastic one-use cups (no lids, no straws)


  • Gift wrap & gift bags
  • Ice cream containers
  • Paper Cups (hot & cold)
  • Shredded paper
  • Take-out food containers Tissue paper
  • Ceramic mugs & plates Drinking glasses
  • Aerosol containers (deodorizers, cleaners, pesticides, etc.)
  • Foil tops from yogurt containers
  • Paint cans
  • Pots & pans
  • Small pieces of scrap metal
  • Spiral wound containers
  • Loose bottle caps
  • Plastic bags & wrap
  • Plastic plates, bowls & utensils
  • Prescription  bottles
  • Single-use coffee containers
  • Styrofoam  cups, containers
  • & packaging peanuts Water filters
  • Padded Envelopes/Bubble Envelopes
Residential Recycling/Transfer Center (Tickets and Information)
The facility is only for use by Bolton residents and is for materials generated by residential activities. Waste generated from commercial, business or industry activities is not allowed.
A resident non-transferable ticket is required for access to the facility and may be purchased online at https://boltonct.viewpointcloud.com/. The ticket is $24.00, and depending on use, is valid for a maximum of 4 years. The size of the load determines usage. The attendant at the center will record the number of punches left on your ticket after each visit, one punch is equal to a $6.00 fee. When (4) punches have been recorded, the permit is considered to be expired.
SCRAP METAL - Steel, iron, aluminum and major appliances. *See Scrap Metal pick-up below
DEMOLITION – Construction, demolition and land clearing debris. Includes wood, brick, masonry, or other materials associated with small home improvement projects.
$6 for up to ¼ cubic yard of waste (about one car trunk load)
$12 for up to ¼ to ½ cubic yard of waste (about one compact pickup truck load)
$24 for ½ to 1 cubic yard of waste (about one full size pickup truck load)
$24 for one large appliance such as a washer or refrigerator
The attendant at the Recycling Center will record up to four punches for each ticket with one punch equaling a $6.00 of fee expended.
TIRES – Passenger and small truck tires on or off the rim. A total of eight tires per household per year. Fee is $6 for every two tires.
GRASS CLIPPINGS AND LEAVES – Must be free of twigs, branches and other foreign objects. May be disposed of loose or in biodegradable paper leaf bags (30 gallon). Fee is $6 for every five bags brought to the center on the same day. No fee amount will be deducted for under five bags brought on a given Saturday.
MATTRESSES WILL BE ACCEPTED – at no charge (must be clean, dry and NO BED BUGS)
WASTE OIL AND ANTIFREEZE WILL BE ACCEPTED at no charge – Must be transferred into a large holding container by the resident.
Bulky/Oversize Item Pickup
BULK ITEM PICKUP - $15.00 sticker can be purchased at Town Hall at least 5 days before the pick up day. Pick up is every other month (February through December) and only 1 item per household can be placed out every other month. 

February 26th
April 22nd
June 24th
August 26th
October 28th
December 23rd
Scrap Metal Pickup
SCRAP METAL PICKUP is FREE and happens the first full week of May and October. Items should be placed at the end of your driveway for pickup that week.  *All doors must be removed.
May 6 - 10, 2024

October 7 - 11, 2024

2024 Recycling Collection Schedule
2024 Residential Recycling Center/Transfer Station Schedule
2024 Bulky/Over-sized Item and Scrap Metal Pickup Schedule
2024 Mid-Neroc Hazardous Waste Disposal Schedule 

How do I dispose of…

Bulky/Oversize Items Oversized Item Pick Up
Hazardous Waste Hazardous Waste Disposal
Needles/Syringes Household Needle/Syringe Disposal
Paint Paint Disposal
Scrap Metal Scrap Metal Pick Up
Textiles Textile Recycling

Residential Recycling/Transfer Center Schedule – 2024

All  recycle/transfer station permit punch tickets purchased will only be good for one season (April through November).

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Additional Ticketing Instructions

The Residential Recycling Center, located next to the Public Works Facility off Notch Road, will reopen in April and stay open until November on the following Saturdays from 8 a.m. to 12 p.m.
April 6 and 20
May 4 and 18
June 1 and 15
July 6 and 20
August 3 and 17
September 7 and 21
October 5 and 19
November 2 and 16