Transfer Station

Site Manager:  Bob Matuszkiewicz
Telephone:  860-349-8702

Address: Cherry Hill Road, near the RT 147 intersection.


Monday:    8:00 am to 7:45 pm
Thursday:  8:00 am to 7:45 pm
Saturday:   8:00 am to 3:00 pm

Holiday closures and rescheduled days are announced in the “Latest News & Announcements” on the main page, and on the calendar.

Advisory Board:  The Durham Middlefield Interlocal Agreement Advisory Board (DMIAAB)


EVERYTHING You Ever Wanted to Know About Your Transfer Station (FLYER).

GUIDE TO RECYCLING – “What’s In/What’s Out” – Paper, Metal, Glass, and Plastic

GUIDE TO RECYCLING – “What’s In/What’s Out”Cartons

GUIDE TO RECYCLING – “Can I Recycle It?” search tool

Free Household Hazardous Waste & Paper Shredding Events

PRIVATE HAULERS – See  DMIAAB Documents “Solid Waste Permitting for Private Haulers”


Permits are renewable annually on July 1st.

Permits are purchased at the DMIAAB Transfer Station.  The following is required:

    1. Annual fee of $50.
    2. Proof of Residency in Durham or Middlefield must be verified by a valid Drivers License.
    3. Automobile Registration must verify that the vehicle to which the transfer station permit is affixed is registered in Durham or Middlefield.

Composting Project

Help reduce waste by participating in the residential home Composting Project.  It’s estimated that household waste by weight is 25-40% compostable food waste!

What Can I Bring?

Regular Household Garbage
Recyclable Paper:  See guide above for “What’s In/What’s Out.”
Recyclable Plastic & Cans:  See guide above for “What’s In/What’s Out.”  Must be empty, clean, rinsed and open.  Can be mixed together.
Electronics:  Place in designated trailer.
Brush:  Up to 4″ in diameter and not longer than 8′ in length.
Leaves:  Must be emptied from bags in designated area.
Scrap metal:  Items must be drained of any oil or gasoline.  Place in designated area.

What Can I Bring for a Fee?

Demolition Material $0.07 per pound
Wood – painted $0.07 per pound
Wood/Lumber – scrap $0.07 per pound
Appliance – with Freon $10.00 each
Furniture – padded $10.00 each
Box Spring $10.00 each
Toilet $5.00 each
Sink $3.00 each
Tires (Standard Only) $5.00 each

What Can’t I Bring?

No hazardous wastes, such as lead based paint, asbestos or pesticides can be brought to the facility.  These items can be disposed at the Household Hazardous Waste Collection.
No wood larger than 4″ in diameter.
No clean fill (rocks, concrete, dirt, etc.).
No paint  – Find free drop-off locations with the PaintCare program.    PaintCare brochure.

Town Offices Address

Town of Middlefield
393 Jackson Hill Rd
P.O. Box 179
Middlefield, CT 06455


General Office Hours

Monday: 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
Tuesday, Wednesday & Thursday: 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.
Friday: 9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.

Emergency Information

Fire - Police - Medical --- Dial 911
Police / Resident State Troopers: 860-349-9685
State Police, Troop F, Westbrook: 860-399-2100
Animal Control: 860-349-1333