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The Arc’s Donation Station, located in Woodstock, CT, is the only donation/redemption center in the region, bringing in over 50,000 items a week for our 9 employees to process.


Employees unload, sort, crush and send containers on their way to new lives as chair webbing or other brand new items. The Station, located next to The Arc Emporium thrift store, is the only one of its kind in eastern Connecticut.


Crew members are trained in the operation of the machinery, sorting, and feeding the machines in this growing—and extremely important—field. The public can also drop off returnables directly at the Station for either donation or redemption. Donations greatly appreciated and help defray our overhead costs so we can continue to provide these vital employment opportunities to people with IDD.

  • Easy public drop-off for donated bottles and cans directly at The Donation Station 7 days/week

  • Over 20 additional collection sites throughout eastern Connecticut

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You can help!    

  • Save bottles and cans at home and deposit them in our local bins or bring them to The Donation Station.

  • Think about events or other places where people can collect and drop-off their redeemables for us.  


Bin Locations—

Outside Bins

Academy Hill Professional Building

50 Academy Hill Rd, Plainfield

Alexander Lake

Arnold Lane, Dayville


774 North Main St, Danielson

Cargill Falls

58 Pomfret St, Putnam

Chace Building Supply

90 Rte 171, Woodstock

Groton Transfer Station

685 Flanders Rd, Groton

Harvest Moon

554 Liberty Hwy, Suite 4, Putnam

Plainfield Recreation Center

482 Norwich Rd, Plainfield

Plainfield Town Hall

8 Community Ave, Plainfield

Pomfret Town Hall

5 Haven Rd, Pomfret Center

Poquonnock Plains Park

1 Central Ave, Groton

Putnam Dog Park

18 Kennedy Dr, Putnam

Putnam Police Dept.

189 Church St, Putnam

Sweet Evalina's

688 Rte 169, Woodstock

The Arc Eastern Connecticut

125 Sachem St, Norwich

22 Rte 171, Woodstock

Thompson Chase Growers

174 Chase Rd, Thompson

Woodstock Transfer Station

49 Paine District Rd, Woodstock

Woodstock Valley Country Store

1484 Rte 171, Woodstock Valley

Inside Bins


30 Center Pkwy, Plainfield

Bear Hands

75 Main St, Putnam

Bio Medical/ Foster Corp.

45 Ridge Rd, Putnam


349 Lake Rd, Dayville

Centreville Bank

40 High St, Norwich

Dr. Kimbal Sheffield's Medical Office

1040 N. Main St, Dayville

Foster Delivery Science

36 Ridge Rd, Putnam

Gagnon Construction

221 Joy Road, Woodstock

Gerardi Insurance

16 Pomfret St, Putnam

Greater Norwich Area Chambers of Commerce

187 Main St, Norwich

Harrisville Golf Course 

125 Harrisville Rd, Woodstock

NE Plasma

14 Highland Dr, Putnam

Roger’s Corp

1 Technology Dr, Rogers

UCFS Norwich

47 Town St, Norwich

UCFS Griswold 

226 E Main St, Jewett City

UCFS New London

351 N Frontage Rd #24, New London

UCFS Plainfield 

120-122 Plainfield Rd, Moosup

Winchester Interconnect

349 Lake Rd, Dayville