The city has compost and sand available during the spring and fall at the Dog Pound on Vincent P. Kelly Road. You can call the City Yard (860-584-7791) to check availability.
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Now there's an app for that! Download the Recycle Coach app (on your smart phone or tablet) and you can sign up to check your schedule and even get reminders sent to you. The Public Works Department can also let you know the date for your next recycle collection. We also have recycle reminder calendars available. Please call us at (860) 584-6125. You may also look up your collection schedule online.
You can review the city's Official Zoning Map to determine the zone in which your property is located and the Zoning Regulations to identify the uses that are permitted in that zone.
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Some business activities conducted from a residence are considered home-based businesses and as such may be permitted as a use incidental to the residence. Section V.A.11. of the city's Zoning Regulations outlines the provisions for home-based businesses and home offices in the city's single-family residential zones.
A variance is the legal relief from one or more provisions of the city's Zoning Regulations, granted by the Zoning Board of Appeals in cases where a unique or unusual condition (known as a "hardship") has been demonstrated to exist on a parcel of land. For more information about variances and the application process, please contact the Land Use Office at (860) 584-6225.