New to Danbury?

Welcome to our community!  It is no coincidence that more families and young people are choosing Danbury as their home. In fact, while the State of Connecticut loses population, Danbury has seen a steady increase,  and this comes at no surprise! As the best small city in the State of Connecticut to start a business, we continue to see low levels of unemployment and low crime. Danbury is an exciting city full of opportunities and adventure. By becoming a Danburian, you are now part of a great community that treasures our past and embraces our future. And we sure are excited about our future.  We are fortunate to live in a community that is committed to preserving a high quality of life and strives to encourage creativity, diversity, and innovation. We hope you enjoy your new home!

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Danbury Public Schools excels in academics, extracurriculars, and in athletic programs! Danbury High School is the largest public high school in the state which means it's full of incredible teachers and outstanding students! With over 20 AP courses, a competitive business leadership program (DECA) and a new State-of-the-Art Freshman Academy, your student is well-equipped for a high-quality education!

The Danbury Public Schools include three middle schools and twelve elementary schools.

In 2020, the U.S. Department of Education recognized South Street Elementary School as a National Blue Ribbon School!

Danbury is also home to a leading technical high school, Henry Abbot Tech and a college-prep Catholic High School, Immaculate, both of which boast graduation rates at 99%!

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There are several privately-owned garbage removal companies that homeowners and property owners can hire within the City of Danbury.

While Danbury does not run its own transfer station, there is availability to drop your unwanted items for a fee at Oak Ridge Waste & Recycling located at 304 White Street in Danbury.

On the first Saturday in May, the Mayor's Office hosts Clean City Danbury Day with the generous help of Oak Ridge! On this day only, you can bring unwanted items to one of our dumpster locations for free. Look for this information on our news feed as the date approaches!

Oak Ridge Mom & Pop Brochure

Drop-off Options:

Oak Ridge
Accepted items include:
Electronics, such as televisions, printers, computers, monitors, fax machines, telephones, VCRs, DVD players and other electronic items and mattresses.

Recycle Truck
Residents who want to participate will be able to continue to drop off their glass, plastics, cardboard and newspapers free of charge from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the following locations:
Mondays - War Memorial parking lot in Rogers Park
Tuesdays - Richter Park on Aunt Hack Road
Wednesdays - Police Athletic League parking lot - Hayestown Ave
Thursdays - King Street Volunteer Fire House on South King St
Fridays - Mill Plain Green in front of 65 Mill Plain Road

Ferris Mulch

Spring, Fall & Live Christmas Tree Pick-up:

To help our residents with their yard clean up needs, the city runs a Spring and Fall Leaf Pick-Up program for six weeks each season.

Only leaves bagged in paper leaf bags with no tape should be left at curbside in front of residences for the City’s Highway Department to pick-up.

No brush or tree stumps. Branches will be picked up separately.

Limbs must be cut into lengths no longer than 4 feet, no limb may be larger than 4 inches in diameter. Branches must be bundled with twine in bundles no heavier than 35 lbs.

In addition, each January, the City will pick up live Christmas trees. Please remove all decorations and leave the trees in your yard.

The Pickup Programs are divided by I-84; Section A is south of I-84 (zip code 06810) and Section B is north of I-84 (zip code 06811). For upcoming pickup schedules please visit our homepage during the season.

More Recycling Resources (HRRA)

Hate working from home? The Danbury Hackerspace provides a coworking facility right in downtown Danbury. In the Innovation Center, you will find a community of entrepreneurs, makers, craftspeople, & artists. Stop by their next open house and learn more.

Danbury Hackerspace

DAWS - The Danbury Animal Welfare Society, Inc is a non-profit, no-kill organization dedicated to improving the lives of animals in our community and beyond.

They promote responsible pet guardianship and the humane treatment of animals, and work toward ending animal overpopulation through education and a variety of programs. They take pride in the work they do - working to keep homeless pets safe, happy, and sheltered.

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Just passing through?

Welcome to Danbury! Explore some of our beautiful nature trails, or head downtown for a show! There is always something to do in Danbury.

Discover some of what Danbury has to offer!

Danbury is home to a number of beautiful, family-friendly parks. At Tarrywile, you can explore over 722 acres of hiking trails and incredible nature views. Looking for adventure? Don't miss out on Bear Mountain Reservation, a dog-friendly, hiking destination! Check out our beaches on Candlewood Lake or take the kids to one of our playgrounds. Endless opportunities are awaiting you!


Danbury prides itself on being a hub for learning and innovation.

Want to learn more about the Hat City? Stop by the Danbury Museum and Historical Society. Located downtown, the Museum always has an exciting exhibit on display. Take a tour through the Joan and Mary Rider House built in Danbury's post-Revolutionary War period or the Marian Anderson studio that Marian used when she and her husband lived in Danbury. There are so many things to learn and see at the Danbury Museum!

How about a train ride? Maybe a ride on a real operating turntable? The Danbury Railway Museum has what you are looking for! Thousands of people from all over the world have come to tour the Railway Museum. Check out their website for more information.

Our city center offers endless possibilities for dining and entertainment! Downtown Danbury is home to a multitude of diverse cuisine that highlights our community.

Looking for something to do tonight? CityCenter Danbury will guide you in the right direction. With a summer concert series and a number of events throughout the year, this downtown partnership will keep you entertained!

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Now bustling with tons of fine shops and restaurants, the Danbury Fair Mall stands in the place of the century-old Danbury Fairgrounds. At 1.3 million square feet, it is one of the largest malls in Connecticut!


Yes, it's true. The City of Danbury has officially named its sewer plant, the John Oliver Memorial Sewer Plant. Stop by for a photo with the sign!

53 Newtown Road, Danbury, CT