Questions on missed trash pickup in Shelton? Call Oakridge for answers

Exterior of Shelton City Hall, in Shelton, Conn. Jan. 11, 2021.

Exterior of Shelton City Hall, in Shelton, Conn. Jan. 11, 2021.

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SHELTON — The city Public Works Department is asking residents with issues concerning missed trash or recycling pickups to contact Oakridge Waste and Recycling Co.

Department of Highways and Bridges Superintendent Brian Roach said although the city owns the trash/recycle trucks, the vehicles are leased to, maintained and driven by Oakridge Waste and Recycling Co. employees.

“Shelton Public Works should only be called for trash, recycling cart issues such as damage to cart, wheels, or if a replacement or extra cart is needed,” Roach said.

Any questions or complaints about missed trash or recycling pickups should be directed to Oakridge Waste and Recycling at 203-929-5488.

Roach said Public Works will implement the “Code Red” system through the Shelton Police Department when the department is made aware that trash and recycling will be delayed due to inclement weather.

brian.gioiele@hearstmediact.com