Seymour Public Works Department
Transfer Station: (203) 888-0168
The Public Works Department is responsible for the following:
Bulk pickups are done by appointment on the last Thursday of every month from March to October. Each resident is allowed one pickup per year.
Prohibited items: Mattresses, box springs, brush, demolition/remodeling material and hazardous materials (chemicals, paint, etc.)
Refrigerators, freezers, air conditioners and dehumidifiers can be taken but have a $15 freon removal fee that must be pre-paid before pickup.
Hours: 8:00 a.m. - 2:45 p.m. Tuesday through Saturday (closed Mondays)
Seymour maintains a transfer station location on approximately 15 acres. The town has implemented a Solid Waste Management Plan which includes a door-to-door recycling program. A private contractor, hired by the town, provides door-to-door waste removal. The town has entered into a long-term agreement with the Bristol Resource Recovery Facility for disposal of its solid waste.
Leaf composting and brush chipping is available at the transfer station. Brush and leaves are only accepted on Tuesday, Thursdays from 8:00 am to 2:45 pm and Saturdays until noon. Leaves must be removed from non-perishable containers at the site. Brush is limited to six inches in diameter and six feet in length. Grass clippings are not accepted.
There are 90 miles of road in town. Snow removal is very costly and therefore it is important for DPW to use its resources wisely with the cooperation from the residence to help minimize costs.
Plow Routes: The streets are plowed and sanded in order of priority. Main roads are addressed first, paying special attention to steep hills, and problem intersections. Side streets are next, then dead end roads. Side streets will remain unplowed if the main roads require repeat plowing. This may not seem fair to people who live on dead ends or side streets, but we must keep the main streets clear.
Blocked Driveways: All snow plows angle the same way, to the driver’s right, and when going by they will push snow in front of a driveway. The home owner is responsible for access to his driveway. The only way to avoid extra shoveling is to wait until DPW crews are finished with their final clean up on the street.
Sidewalks: Per Town ordinance, Seymour property owners are responsible for removing snow and ice from the sidewalk in front of their property line with in 24 hours after a storm and keeping it clear from ice and snow. Heavily used sidewalks near schools are particularly important.
Mailbox Damage: The town repairs or replaces mailboxes and or posts that are actually struck by a plow blade. Usually a paint mark or truck tire tracks supply evidence of a mailbox strike. The town does not repair or replace mailboxes that fall from the force of plowed snow. Mailboxes and supporting posts must be installed to withstand the rigors of snow removal, including the force of snow pushed from the street onto the roadside.
Private Plowing: The Town of Seymour prohibits plow contractors from pushing snow from driveways or parking lots into the streets. This is dangerous and hinders the Town‘s snow removal efforts. If there is no alternative to pushing the snow into the street, the plow driver must plow off the windrow that was left across the street by re-plowing the road until it is safe. This may not necessarily mean bare pavement, but certainly it should be put back to the way it was.
Residents who feel they have a legitimate compliant should call the Office of Public Works at 203-735-6028
The Public Works Department wishes to inform everyone that "Any person discarding debris into any storm drain are subject to "NO LITTERING" fines enforced by the Seymour Police Department and or Seymour Zoning Enforcement Officer."
The Town of Seymour spends a substantial amount of money each year to clean out storm drain basins, so it would be greatly appreciated if residents helped to keep the storm basins clean.