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CRRA, through its Southwest Division, contracts with Wheelabrator to deliver trash to a 2,250 ton-per-day mass-burn
trash-to-energy facility located in Bridgeport. Other CRRA assets in that region include two landfills (in Shelton and Waterbury, both closed) and a recycling transfer station in Stratford. CRRA provides solid waste disposal and recycling services to 14 Connecticut municipalities in Fairfield and New Haven counties, providing free recycling for all.
Mass-burn means that there is no front-end separation of recyclable metal or non-combustible material from what is delivered as waste to the facility. Unlike the RDF technology used at the
Mid-Connecticut Project, trash is delivered and burned with no processing. Ash residue from the plant is trucked to Wheelabrator’s ash landfill in Putnam.
The Bridgeport trash-to-energy facility easily exceeds the strictest emissions standards. Click Emissions Performance > Bridgeport Project to view the test results.
RECYCLING TRANSFER STATION
Recyclables from Southwest Division towns are brought to CRRA's recycling transfer station on Honeyspot Road Extension in Stratford. There, recyclables are transloaded onto large truck trailers for delivery to CRRA's state-of-the-art single-stream recycling processing center in Hartford.
Click Recycling to learn more about CRRA's recycling operations.
THE CRRA GARBAGE MUSEUM
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.