The Recycling and Solid Waste Division has a mission, “To administer programs, which provide Danbury residents with environmentally sound methods for management of solid waste." The Public Utilities Division oversees the operation of the yard waste management program as well as coordinates Regional Household Hazardous Waste Collection events in our City. The City’s Electronic (E) Waste Recycling Program was implemented in 2011 and allows resident drop-off of E-Waste at the Oak Ridge Waste & Recycling Facility site at 307 White Street.
The Public Utilities Division continues to operate the Landfill Gas Collection and Treatment Facility in compliance with the Department of Environmental Protection permits and regulatory standards. The Danbury Landfill is a Resource Conservation and Recovery Act (RCRA) land disposal site and has been closed since 1997. The closed landfill is operated under a CT DEEP Stewardship Permit which consolidates all closure requirements of the landfill under a single permit and defines endpoints for the continued long-term operation of this closed disposal site.