SoHu Neighborhood Association, New Haven, CT

A community that cares

New Haven Recycles!

SoHu is now SINGLE STREAM Recycling!

What does that mean???  Welcome the BIG BLUE totes are now for ALL your recyclables.  The BIG BROWN tote is for ALL your trash!

What Can Be Recycled?

The City of New Haven accepts electronic recycling at the transfer station, year round, six days a week! Show a proper ID at 34 Middletown Avenue, and get rid of your old electronics!

And what goes in the blue bins??  Read on!

DO Recycle:
All Plastics #1 – #7

  • Plastic Milk Jugs
  • Plastic Buckets and Crates
  • Detergent Bottles
  • Plastic Lids
  • Plastic Bottles
  • Plastic Toys


  • Bottles
  • Jars
  • Vases
Paper/Paper Products

  • Juice and Milk Cartons
  • Newspapers and Inserts
  • Cardboard
  • Paper Bags
  • Envelopes (Plastic Window OK)
  • Shredded Paper


  • Tin Cans
  • Small Metal Objects
  • Empty Aerosol Cans
  • Aluminum Cans and Foil
  • Pots and Pans
  • Metal Lids

Do NOT Recycle:

Non-Recyclable Items

  • Food waste (rinse out all containers–no greasy pizza boxes)
  • Needles/Syringes
  • Hazardous or Biohazardous Waste
  • Recyclables in Bags
  • Plastic Bags
  • Styrofoam
  • Plastic Films and Cellophane

If you recycle any of these items, you will receive a citation from the city.


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