CRRA Garbage Museum, Trash Museum
Offer Extended Hours during School Vacation Week
More Opportunties for Fun and Learning about Sustainability in Hartford, Stratford
Looking for something to do during school vacation? The Connecticut Resources Recovery Authority has just the answer. It’s expanding the hours of the Garbage Museum in Stratford and the Trash Museum in Hartford for the upcoming school vacation, offering more people the chance to have fun while learning how to take better care of our world.
Both museums will be open 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Thursday, Dec. 23, and 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Tuesday, Dec. 28, Wednesday, Dec. 29, and Thursday, Dec. 30. Both museums will be closed on Friday, Dec. 31.
Visitors to the Garbage Museum have an opportunity to meet Trash-o-saurus, a one-ton dinosaur made from trash, watch movies and create a recycled craft at Creation Station. Guests may also watch the recycling processing center in action. Admission is $2 per person, free for children age 3 and under.
At the Trash Museum, visitors can watch CRRA’s state-of-the-art single-stream recycling facility in operation, then see the amount of trash one person made in an entire year at Sustainable Dave's exhibit, environmentally-themed art and learn how things they do every day can save energy and help the environment.
Admission to the Trash Museum is free.
The CRRA Garbage Museum is located at 1410 Honeyspot Road Extension, Stratford. For more information, call 203-381-9571 or find the Garbage Museum on Facebook. The CRRA Trash Museum is located at 211 Murphy Road in the South Meadows section of Hartford. For more information, call 860-757-7765 or find the Trash Museum on Facebook.
The Connecticut Resources Recovery Authority is a quasi-public agency whose mission is to work for – and in – the best interests of the municipalities of the state of Connecticut. CRRA’s board of directors and management team develop and implement environmentally sound solutions and best practices for solid waste disposal and recycling management on behalf of municipalities. CRRA serves more than 100 Connecticut cities and towns. CRRA also runs sustainability education programs through the Trash Museum in Hartford and Garbage Museum in Stratford. Computer users can also discuss CRRA at its blog.