Regular Household Garbage

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

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


Route #2  All remaining streets north of Wilson Ave.



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 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. 

Residents are urged to compost.


Please Note - Do not mix recyclables with the regular garbage.


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.
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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.


Pick up is now year round unless there are major snow storms.  Our pick up day is on Wednesday.


The yard waste we collect is taken to the City of Norwalk's South Smith Street site.  This site has been closed due to  a variety of factors during the Covid-19 pandemic.  As a result, we have had to suspend our Wednesday collections.


There will be a one-time pick up on Wednesday April 27, 2020 but our contractor will likely be unable to get to every resident as so much yard waste has accumulated during the suspension.


Composting Pilot

Food Composting Is Now in Rowayton
• A new pilot program will start this coming week in Rowayton that will allow residents to dispose of their food waste so that it can be recycled.
• Beginning this Wednesday, April 29th large collection bins will be available for individual drop-off of food waste from 8:30 AM until 1:30 PM at the Rowayton Community Center (33 Highland Avenue).
• These large bins will be available weekly -- every Wednesday from 8:30 AM to 1:30 PM
• 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 and is initially only taking place in Rowayton. The timing is fortuitous as we are all home, cooking and generating a lot of food waste.
• The food waste collection bins will be 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.
• 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.
• It is important to maintain physical distance while dropping off food scraps, and to wear gloves while touching the bins
• 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.