The mission of the City of Stamford’s Recycling & Sanitation Division is the clean and efficient recycling and garbage collection for households, municipal properties and schools. Our goal is to improve Stamford‘s recycling rate through providing support and information for the City's Curbside Recycling Program, Katrina Mygatt Recycling Center, and Hazardous Waste Collection Days. Stamford Recycling and Sanitation provides staffing and manages the Katrina Mygatt Recycling Center, The Scale House, Collections Department and Hazardous Waste Collection Days.
Our outreach to the general public provides information, support and communication through recycling brochures, presentations and tours, fliers, posters, mailings, movie theatre advertisements, and an e-newsletter. Recyclopedia is now available on our website to help provide quick and easy answers on how to recycle and reuse more items. Stamford Recycling & Sanitation also provides on-going education and tours to organizations such as Neighborhood Associations, schools, troops, clubs and churches to teach the benefits of recycling and encourage us all to reuse, recycle and think zero waste.
Last year, by diverting waste into recycling, we recycled over 12,000 tons of material (rather than incinerating or putting in a landfill), which resulted in cost savings of over $800,000 from waste hauling, and generating over $263,000 in revenue from the sale of recycling commodities. We are continuing to divert recyclables out of the total waste stream, resulting in a 50% diversion rate last fiscal year which includes single stream recycling and compostable waste.