Household Garbage

Garbage service is provided to Rowayton residents by the Sixth Taxing District.  We contract with AFK Karting for both garbage and refuse collection.  This service is weekly for nine months of the year; during June, July and August, it is twice a week.  See the schedule below.


Route #1 Wilson Avenue and all streets south, plus the section of Rowayton Avenue from the cannon to Cudlipp Street traffic light


Route #2 All remaining streets north of Wilson Avenue. 


June 1 – September 1

September 1 – May 31

Route#1 – Mondays, Thursdays
Route#2 – Tuesdays, Fridays

Route#1 – Mondays
Route#2 – Tuesdays


Location: Curbside by 6:00 AM. Please bring in garbage cans after they are emptied.


Contents: Garbage to be placed in refuse cans or plastic bags.


The district reserves the right not to collect refuse unless it is in cans with tight lids, manageable by one person. 


When there is a Monday holiday, collection will slide one day; i.e. Monday to Tuesday and Tuesday to Wednesday.


Holidays that do NOT have collection:

  • New Year’s Day
  • Memorial Day
  • July 4th
  • Labor Day 
  • Christmas


When this happens, there will be no Wednesday collection leaf bags.


Normal collection will occur on the following Monday Holidays:

Martin Luther King, Jr. Day

President's Day

Columbus Day

Veterans Day


In the case of snowstorms or hurricanes, the transfer station might close for a number of days. In that situation pick up can be off for a number of days. This is totally unpredictable but does not happen very often.






This service is provided by the City of Norwalk. The City contracts out recycling services out to City Carting. For more information on recycling, please call 203-854-3200  


Each property is provided with a large wheeled bin. Extra bins can be purchased from the City. These bins are to be wheeled to the curb and recycled materials do not need to be separated.


Rowayton's collection day is Tuesday

What can you recycle
Please look at this updated list of the items that can and cannot be recycled. If you have questions, contact City of Norwalk Customer Service 203-854-3200 or When in doubt, do not put in your blue bin.
Norwalk. Guide to Recycling.pdf
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2021 Recycling Reminder.pdf
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If your recycling collection day falls on any of the holidays listed below, there will be no service on the holiday.

If your normal pick up day is before the holiday; there will be no change to your collection schedule.

If your normal pick up day is on or after the Holidays listed below; your collection will be one day later.

For example, if the Holiday is a Monday: Monday pick up will be on Tuesday, Tuesday pick up will be on Wednesday, Wednesday pick up will be on Thursday, Thursday pick up will be on Friday and Friday pick up will be on Saturday.

Leaf and Brush Pick Up

This service is provided by Rowayton's local government, the Sixth Taxing District.


Leaves, brush and small branches can be placed in brown paper leaf bags or in garbage cans.  Piles will not be picked up.


Leaf bag and yard debris collection is Wednesday from April through December. This pick up is subject to change based on the City of Norwalk hours of operation at the Smith St Transfer Station. If Smith Street is closed, AFK cannot collect yard debris. Be patient for a week. They will come back.


When there is a holiday, there will be no leaf collection that week (see the holiday schedule above under garbage collection). 



Food Composting in Rowayton
• A new pilot program started in April 2020 in Rowayton that allows residents to dispose of their food waste so that it can be recycled.
• Large collection bins are available for individual drop-off of food waste at the Rowayton Community Center (33 Highland Avenue).

• We request all drop-offs to take place on Monday -- drop-offs on other days will only cause problems with vermin.

• Please review the graphics to understand composting and to determine what can and cannot be included in this program. Plastic bags and pet waste are not allowed.

More details:
• This pilot program is an initiative of the City of Norwalk with assistance from the 6TD.  
• The food waste collection bins are located behind the Library and across from the equipment garage at the Community Center. The food waste may dropped off in paper, BPI compostable bags (see below) or loose in the bins.  Please drop-off on Mondays.
• NO PLASTIC of any kind (bags, packaging, wraps) or PET WASTE is allowed. These both contaminate the compost.
• BPI compostable bags can be found locally at Whole Foods as well as online at Amazon and Target.

• If you have questions/concerns about something that can be collected, please email 

Household Hazardous Waste

The City of Norwalk and neighboring towns have Household Hazardous Waste Days starting in the Spring.  We will post a schedule once it has been issued.