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Public Works – Highway Department & Transfer/Recycling Station

Notice: The Highway Department Christmas Tree Pick-up has ended.  Trees can still be dropped off at the Transfer Station during regular business hours. The Transfer/Recycling Station will be closed on Monday, January 17, 2022 in honor of Martin Luther King, Jr. Day.

Quick Fact: Between July 1, 2014 and Oct 15, 2018, 42 miles of Redding roads have been either fully reconstructed (includes drainage) or paved. In FY 2014 a 4 year Road Reconstruction Plan was approved by voters. The cost of the 4-year plan was $6.7 Million. The plan scheduled over 4 years was to have paved 20 miles of road per year. The reduction in the price of oil along with increased road aid from the State of Connecticut, made it possible for us to stretch our road plan into a 5th year. 

The Redding Highway Department is made up of 12 employees, including Highway Superintendent, shop foreman, road foremen, mechanics, equipment operators, drivers and laborers.

We maintain 86.8 miles of improved road and 6.16 miles of unimproved roads for a total of 92.96 miles. By contract, in 1949, we had 46 miles of oiled road, 16 miles of dirt roads, and 22.5 of state roads. We also maintain bridges, drainage, resurfacing programs, trees, and winter snow and ice removal. The Highway Department is working closely with the Planning and Conservation Commissions to preserve wetlands and waterways.

The crew is most noticeable during snowstorms when work begins in the early hours of the morning. Keeping Redding’s hilly and curvy roads clear of snow and ice is important for the safety of school buses, residents, and commuters.

Transfer/Recycling Station

  • Hours are 7:30AM – 3:00PM – Monday, Wednesday, Friday & Saturday
  • We are now self-service – attendants will NOT be assisting residents.
  • Employees will be practicing social distancing & we ask residents to follow similar protocols.
  • Annual Permits are required to use the Transfer Station.
  • Permits can only be purchased at the Transfer Station. Please click here to download the form.

Thank you for your patience & understanding.

Click here for information on Redding Shredding and E-Waste Event

Click here for information regarding the Transfer Station and Trash Collection.

Click here to view information regarding the Organics Recycling Program.

Click here to link to the HRRA website, to learn about what you can drop off at the Redding Transfer Station.

Our mechanics maintain all highway equipment, police vehicles, building department vehicles, the animal control officer’s vehicle and the recycling center vehicles.


Thank you Redding citizens for helping us build Mt. Trashmore on Rid Litter Day and keeping Redding Green and Clean (April 2021)


Public Works:
Highway Department &
Transfer/Recycling Center



Peggy Palmer, Administrative Assistant

Highway Address
28 Great Oak Lane
Redding, CT 06875


Highway Department Hours
December to March
Monday – Friday
7:00 am – 3:30 pm

April to November
Monday – Thursday
6:30 am – 5:00 pm

Transfer & Recycling Crew

Transfer & Recycling Crew