Trash & Recycling

Hamburg Recycling Center – 213 Hamburg Road

  • The Town of Lyme offers single-stream recycling at the Hamburg Recycling Center.
  • Residents can dispose of accepted recyclable items at the center without the need to sort the items into separate bins.  All accepted recyclables can be disposed of in the same bin.
  • For a list of items that can be recycled, click on this fact sheet.
  • For a list of items that are not recyclable, click on this fact sheet.
  • No household garbage or other trash of any kind can be accepted or left behind at the Hamburg Recycling Center. Residents must contract with an area trash-removal company to dispose of their household garbage.
  • Bulky items destined for a landfill must be taken to the Lyme Transfer Station.  (See below.)
  • Household hazardous waste (HHW) items must be taken to the HHW Facility in Essex.  (See below.)
  • The recycling center is under 24/7 video camera surveillance. Individuals who leave household garbage, trash or unrecyclable items behind may be subject to substantial fines. Individuals who misuse or damage the recycling center may be subject to substantial fines.
  • The Hamburg Recycling Center is located at 213 Hamburg Road, behind the Lyme Firehouse.
  • The Hamburg Recycling Center is open 24 hours a day, seven days a week.

Lyme Transfer Station – 110 Brush Hill Road

  • At the Transfer Station, residents can dispose of bulky waste items destined for a landfill.
  • In general, the Transfer Station is the place to dispose of oil, antifreeze, batteries, appliances, electronics, furniture, bedding materials, tires, leaves, logs, stumps, construction materials, demolition materials and scrap metal.
  • Some items must meet specific conditions in order to be disposed of at the Transfer Station – e.g., no tires with rims, lawn mowers must be drained of gas and oil, no wood framing or timbers over eight feet long.
  • For a list of common items that can be disposed of here, click on this fact sheet.
  • For a list of all items that can be disposed of here, see this fact sheet.
  • There are fees that apply to the disposal of certain items, or the quantity or condition of certain items.  For pricing details, see this price sheet.
  • Single-stream recycling is also available at the Transfer Station.
  • No household garbage or other trash of any kind can be accepted or left behind at the Transfer Station. Residents must contract with an area trash-removal company to dispose of their household garbage.
  • Household hazardous waste (HHW) items must be taken to the HHW Facility in Essex.  (See below.)
  • The Transfer Station is located at 110 Brush Hill Road.
  • The Transfer Station is open on Mondays, Thursdays and Saturdays, from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Household Hazardous Waste Facility – 5 Dump Road (Essex)

  • Household hazardous waste (HHW) items cannot be recycled, taken to the Transfer Station or disposed of as household trash.
  • These items must be taken to the HHW Facility in Essex. 
  • For a list of common HHW items that can be disposed of in Essex, click on this fact sheet.
  • For a list of all HHW items that can be disposed of in Essex, see this RiverCOG brochure.
  • The HHW Facility is located at 5 Dump Road in Essex.
  • The HHW Facility is open select Saturdays from May through October. For this year’s schedule, see this RiverCOG brochure.

Paper-Shredding Dates

  • To see when the Lower Connecticut River Valley Council of Governments (RiverCOG) is holding paper-shredding events in our area, see this brochure.