Trash

Residents enrolled in our trash services receive a 64 gallon cart1 per residential unit. Each week, residents are allowed to use up to the 64 gallon capacity. Carts with an open lid are subject to fines and will not be picked up. Do not force trash into the trash cart, this will cause trash to "stick" to the bottom of the cart and prevent complete collection. 

Those who produce more trash or "overflow" trash must use purple overflow bags.
If you produce more than 4 additional bags of trash (those of which do not fit into your trash cart) each week, it may be more reasonable and affordable for you to procure an additional trash and recycling set [known as refADT, the additional set will cost $275 per year, charged quarterly to your water bill]. At this time, trash and recycling carts always come as a set. If the owner only wants an additional trash cart, he/she will still be required to pay the full fee of $275 per year.

To get the additional set during these circumstances, we are requesting that residents fill out the form below because our office is closed to the public. The legal owner must:
  1. Complete the form with the request of an additional set
  2. Include a copy of the owner's license (to verify that it is the owner making this request to change the household's billing)
  3. Email or mail us the completed form and a picture/copy of the owner's license
    1. email to: recycle@lowellma.gov
    2. mail to: Solid Waste and Recycling Office, 1365 Middlesex St. Lowell MA, 01851
We are currently out of stock of trash carts, so please note that the turnaround time for receiving the additional set may take a few weeks to be delivered.