Trash and Recycling

Wood Frame Houses

Please visit the Safety at Wesleyan website for trash and recycling pick-up information.

**Please note that the City of Middletown's Sanitation Division within the Department of Public Works issued a trash ordinance in 2014: 

On March 3, 2014, the Common Council ordinances, Sections 253-23 to 253-26, which require that all garbage carts and recycling bins be removed from the curbside within 24 hours of pick up.  A fine of $25 will be issued for each violation. Please note that each continuing day of noncompliance shall constitute a separate violation.

Apartments, Program House and Residence Hall Recycling

Residence halls and apartments are responsible for taking recyclables to the nearest recycling collection area. Check with your Student Staff member if you need more information.

The following program houses have recycling pick-up by Wesleyan.  These houses are provided with a set of 3 outdoor 95-gallon recycling bins: 1) mixed paper, 2) newspaper, and 3) glass*metal*plastic. Residents are expected to bring all basic recycling to these outdoor locations where it will be picked up by Wesleyan's private hauler.

  • Alpha Delta Phi

  • Asian/Asian American House

  • Lotus House

  • Eclectic

  • La Casa de Albizu Campos

  • Malcolm X House


Recycling Resources

Recycling guidelines

Information about composting