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Recycling Cart FAQs

 

In order to replace your trash & recycling carts. Please download and fill out the form below. The completed forms should be submitted to Public Works located at 50 Jennings Rd 2nd Floor.

Trash Cart Replacement Form

 

My trash cart was broken by DPW’S haulers; can I get a free replacement?

I pay high taxes in Hartford, why should I have to pay for a replace cart?

Can I write this cost off on my taxes?

My cart was stolen; can I have it replaced for free?

My lid is damaged, do I have to get a new cart, or can I have it repaired?

Why have cart sizes changed from 95 to 65 gallons?

 

Q: My trash cart was broken by DPW’S haulers; can I get a free replacement?

A: The current trash carts are approx 13 years old they are 3 years over their useful life. The damage is due to the age. DPW will not take responsibility for damage to a cart that is over 10 years old. If the cart is damaged by DPW equipment, the property owner is responsible for full replacement costs.

 

Q: I pay high taxes in Hartford, why should I have to pay for a replace cart?
A: The ordinance Chapter 15, Article I, Section 9 of the Hartford Municipal Code reads:"The City shall provide a trash container to each property owner of a building designated as residential use with one (1) to six (6) units at a cost equal to thirty five dollars and no/100 ($35.00) and pursuant to the rules and regulation of the department of public works."

Q: Can I write this cost off on my taxes?
A: Please see your tax advisor for this question.

 

Q: My cart was stolen; can I have it replaced for free?
A: No, the ordinance requires a $35.00 replacement fee.

 

Q: My lid is damaged, do I have to get a new cart, or can I have it repaired?
A: The 2011 models are stamped by date of production. Life expectation is 18 years. If there is damaged to the hindages, lids/tops, and or wheels, DPW will replace and/or repair at no charge. However, if repair is not possible, full replacement is required and property owners assume cost.

 

Q: Why have cart sizes changed from 95 to 65 gallons?
A: The Department Of Public Works now provides 1-6 family properties with 2 carts – one 65 gallon for recycling which is free, the second 65 gallon for trash container which is $35.00. DPW has changed container to 65 gallon each in order to increase recycling (which cost 0 dollars per ton) and to decrease trash (which cost 69 dollar per ton to burn).

 

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