Solid Waste & Recycling Office, DPW

Our mission is to help educate everyone about how to Reduce trash, Reuse materials that might otherwise be thought of as trash, and Recycle materials for the environment and economy.
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⇒ FALL SCHEDULE ⇐
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Starting the week of October 14th, yard waste will be collected EVERY WEEK on your service day!​​​​​​​​​ Make sure your yard waste barrels are labelled or yard clippings are in designated lawn paper bags, no heavier than 35 pounds and are not in plastic bags. Dirt, rocks, fencing, metal, etc. is not allowed; yard clippings only!

Regular Collection Schedule - Monday 10/7 - Friday 10/11
BLUE-lid Recycling Carts will be picked up this week
Yard Waste will be picked-up for GREEN-lid Recycling neighborhoods


Why was my cart missed?

To make sure your carts get picked up, follow these rules. Carts must:
  • be out by 7 am on your service day
  • be against or at the edge of the curb and at least an arm's length from any vehicle
  • have closed lids
  • be less than 250 pounds - the trucks have weight limitations on what they can pick up!
If your trash or recycling carts are given rejection stickers, the carts are in violation of one of the above rules or contain items that do not belong in that cart. Please do not report a miss if you find that your carts are in violation of any of the above rules, or have rejection stickers.
 This week is a Regular Collection Schedule.
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 Recycling & Disposal Events
We welcome our residents & visitors from surrounding communities!
Hazardous Waste Day                                                Material Saturday         
All events have passed                                              Sat. June 29th
                    in the 2019 calendar year                                       Sat. July 27th
                                                                                                     Sat. Aug 31st
                                                                                                    Sat. Sept 28th
                                                                                                     Sat. Oct 26th
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 ​IMPORTANT! 

Wipe or Rinse it, then Recycle it!

Food waste and dirty containers contaminate entire loads of  recyclable items,  increasing the cost to the city.   Please help by recycling clean items!

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Want a more detailed list of what you can and cannot recycle? Check out the MassDEP Universal Recycling List!

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Want a more detailed list of what you can and cannot recycle? Check out the MassDEP Universal Recycling List!

Want a more detailed list of what you can and cannot recycle? Check out the MassDEP Universal Recycling List!

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