On August 25, 2011, the CRRA Board of Directors voted to close the Garbage Museum in Stratford immediately. Thank you for your 16 years of support for the Garbage Museum and its educational programs.
The CRRA Trash Museum, located in Hartford, continues to operate. Click here for contact information.
THE GARBAGE MUSEUM
Trash-o-saurus is the main attraction at the Garbage Museum and an icon in the state's sustainability community. Trash-o-saurus is made from one ton of trash, which is about the amount each of us throws away every year. For a 300-dpi .jpg image of Trash-o-saurus, click here.
The Garbage Museum, located at 1410 Honeyspot Road Extension, Stratford, offers visitors an opportunity to meet Trash-o-saurus, a dinosaur made from a ton of trash, which is how much trash an average person throws away in a year! Guests can walk through a giant compost pile, meet resident compost worms and discover how much energy savings is derived from recycling. Watch what happens to recyclables in a “sky-box” view of the tipping and sorting process. From the mezzanine walkway, visitors can follow glass and plastic containers, cans and newspapers through the sorting process and on to the end of the line where items are crushed and baled for shipping to processors, who turn them into products. Check our hours and contact information.