Solid Waste & Recycling Office, DPW

Essential Updates_2 edited

WEEKLY COLLECTION UPDATES:

December 1st: Yard waste collection is about 2 hours behind schedule 

NEXT WEEK IS THE LAST WEEK FOR YARD WASTE COLLECTION. MAKE SURE TO REPORT ANY MISSED COLLECTION


WEEKLY Yard Waste Collection:

Starting on October 3rd, yard waste collection will be every  week. Collection will end December 9th (weather permitting)

Light suggestion of 20 bags per household to help keep the collection on schedule


Recycle Drop-off container (extra recycling disposal):

Tuesdays, Wednesday, & Thursdays, 8 am - 3 pm effective Monday, March 08, 2021. 

The compactor is kept locked; please call when you arrive and we will unlock the door for you.

LAWS TAKING EFFECT NOVEMBER 1ST

Starting 11/1/22 textiles (fabric items) and mattress/boxspring items will be considered waste ban items in Massachusetts. This means they cannot be placed out with your normal curbside collection, and they need special disposal arrangements. For more information, please refer to the MassDEP website:

MassDEP Waste Disposal Bans | Mass.gov

Why was my cart missed?

To make sure your carts (barrels) 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
  • at least an arm's length from any vehicle and not behind anything (pole, other cart, etc.)
  • have closed  (sealed) 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 your carts are in violation of any of the above rules, or have rejection stickers.

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