All material that cannot be diverted for reuse on-Island must be transported off‐Island to facilities in mainland Connecticut. The District maintains contracts and agreements for these services with the partners listed below. These ferry, hauling, and tipping services carry a significant financial and environmental cost.



The Fishers Island Ferry transports all FIWMD material to the Mainland that cannot be diverted for reuse on Island.

FI Freight: (631) 788-7345
261 Trumbull Dr. Box #607
Fishers Island, NY 06390

The primary mission of the Fishers Island Ferry District (“Ferry District”) is to provide safe, reliable, courteous, professional, convenient and cost effective public marine transportation services from Fishers Island, New York to the Connecticut mainland year around, consistent with its mandate set forth in the Enabling Act.


The Southeastern Connecticut Regional Resources Recovery Authority (SCRRRA) is the waste management and recycling authority that governs FIWMD’s materials management practices.

Phone: 860-381-5558
Fax: 860-381-5948
7 Hurlbutt RD
Gales Ferry, CT 06335

SCRRRA is comprised of twelve member municipalities in Southeastern Connecticut: East Lyme, Griswold, Groton, Ledyard, Montville, New London, Norwich, North Stonington, Preston, Sprague, Stonington, and Waterford. SCRRRA was created in1984 by joint resolution of those municipalities.

The Authority is responsible for implementing solid waste recovery systems, recycling, and disposal services. Revenues generated by Authority operations, primarily disposal fees and investments, provide for the support of the Authority and its operations on a self-sustaining basis.

The District has entered into a long‐term agreement with the Southeastern Connecticut Regional Resources Recovery Authority (SCRRRA) for MSW disposal services.

All Municipal Solid Waste (MSW) originating from SCRRRA Member Municipalities is processed at the Wheelabrator Technologies, a waste‐to‐energy (WTE) facility located in Lisbon, Connecticut.

CWPM (Hauler)

CWPM is responsible for FIWMD hauls. They have to negotiate a tight turnaround, arriving by ferry at 7:45, heading to the stations to pick up full containers, and making it back in time for the 8:15 ferry back to the mainland where they continue on to their final destination, depending on the load contents.

Toll Free: 1 (888) 966-2976
New London, CT: (860) 447-1473
25 Norton Place
P.O. Box 415
Plainville, CT 06062

Located in Plainville, New London, North Franklin CT and Westerly RI, CWPM is an industry leader in waste removal, recycling services and dumpster rentals to customers throughout the states of Connecticut and Rhode Island.

CWPM specializes in large scale transfer station operations for state and municipal facilities. CWPM has successfully taken over operations from state and city operations to reduce costs.

Casella Waste Systems (Recycler)

Casella (formerly Willi Waste recycling) a recycling facility in Willimantic, Connecticut.

Toll Free: (860) 423-4527

185 Recycle Way

Willimantic, CT 06226

For over 40 years, Casella has helped to keep neighborhoods safe and clean with responsible, sustainable recycling services.

With an emphasis on sustainability, Casella has invested in infrastructure and research and development to make recycling easier for customers and is one of the largest landfill operators in the Northeast, serving the region by safely managing the disposal of more than 3 million tons of solid and special waste annually.

FIWMD’s bottles & cans, paper, and cardboard arrive at Casella’s Willamantic facility and are further sorted, baled if appropriate, and hipped to markets. Casella’s Average Commodity Revenue (ACR)) Recycling Formula shares the risk and benefits of the fluctuations in recycling market with the District in the forms of rebates and charges.