To help with your recycling, the Connecticut Department of Energy and Environmental Protection has information on how to recycle, reuse or otherwise dispose of many kinds of items. Check out DEEP's website
and see if there are ideas that can help you recycle "stuff" rather than just tossing it out as trash.
The Connecticut Resource Recovery Authority also has a brochure
about what can and can not be recycled at CRRA's facility. You can get more information by looking at answers to recycling questions on the CRRA website