Apartment Owners and Tenant Responsibilities

Recycling is the Law in Connecticut and in Stamford. Click for Connecticut Recycling Law.

How Can I Comply with Stamford’s Mandatory Recycling Law?


Property owners and managers are required to provide tenants with recycling services and an appropriate number of color-coated recycling toters (at least 1 container for every garbage bin is a good idea) or a dumpster.

Apartment / multi-family owners could be fined if they fail to provide tenants with properly labeled recycle and garbage toters and information on how to use them.

Tenants / Renters

Renters can call property managers to request recycle toters or call Stamford’s Recycling Supervisor at (203)977-4117.

Call your Garbage Hauler if you live in an apartment complex with more than 6 units.

Does the city provide support?

If you live in an apartment complex with less than 6 units, you can order a Stamford Recycling toter to be delivered to you.

Stamford Recycling & Sanitation offers:

  • Training
  • Posters and signage (also available in Spanish)
  • Stickers for totes (also available in Spanish)

If interested, please contact Dan Colleluori at (203) 977-4117.

If you live in an apartment complex with more than 6 units, please call your hauler to request Recycling or Garbage services.