In an effort to assist residents with their recycling efforts, and to reduce costs stemming from improper trash disposal, Lyme will temporarily have a town employee stationed at the Hamburg Recycling Center on Sundays, from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.

  • At our Hamburg Recycling Center, residents can dispose of accepted recyclables by sorting them into the appropriate bins.
  • Residents who do not wish to sort their recyclables should take them to the Lyme Transfer Station. All recyclables brought to the recycling center must be sorted in order to be accepted.
  • In general, the Hamburg Recycling Center is the place to sort and dispose of:
    • old newspapers, magazines, cereal boxes, office paper
    • corrugated cardboard
    • metal cans
    • aluminum foil
    • recyclable plastic containers and products labeled Type 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6 or 7.
    • glass bottles
    • milk and juice cartons made of fiber board
    • For the complete details, see this fact sheet.
    • For the location of the Hamburg Recycling Center, see this map.

No household garbage or other trash of any kind can be accepted at the Hamburg Recycling Center. Bulky items destined for a landfill must instead be taken to the Lyme Transfer Station.  Please be aware:

  • Cameras videotape the recycling center 24/7 and the town reserves the right to file action with the State Police.
  • The town can charge fees to any residents who leave garbage, trash or unsorted recyclables at the Hamburg Recycling Center, forcing the town itself to incur the costs of transporting and properly disposing of the garbage at the Transfer Station.
  • These fees may range from $10 for up to two bags of household garbage to higher fees for landfill waste.
  • Fees are intended for one-time deposits only and not as a replacement for using the Transfer Station or garbage-pickup service from Jansky’s.

The trial period for this service began this past Sunday, July 1.