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Framingham Public Works - Curbside Leaf and Brush Collection

Framingham, MA – The Framingham Department of Public Works will begin its spring curbside brush and leaf collection at the end of April.

Leaves will be collected first, April 26-30, and brush will be picked up May 3-7 on residents’ regularly scheduled trash/recycling collection days during those weeks. 

Residents who plan to take advantage of curbside collection should reference the requirements

Yard waste and brush not conforming to the requirements will not be collected and left at the curb.

Residents with a valid Recycling Drop-Off Center Permit can also utilize the Yard Waste Facility on Dudley Road, Friday and Saturday, 8 a.m.-3 p.m., and Sunday 11 a.m.-3 p.m.

                                                                                          4/6/21Shred Fest, Saturday, April 24, 8 a.m.-2 p.m., at the Recycling Center, 255 Mt. Wayte Ave.

The City of Framingham’s Department of Public Works will host its annual paper shredding event, Shred Fest, Saturday, April 24, at the Recycling Drop-Off Center, 255 Mount Wayte Avenue, 8 a.m. - 2 p.m.

Residents can bring their paper documents to the event to be destroyed confidentially. 

This event is open to all Framingham residents with a Recycling Center permit. In place of a permit, residents may donate non-perishable food items or gently used clothing.

Face coverings will be required to access the facility and attend this event. 

Shredding will be performed on-site by E.L. Harvey & Sons, Inc. 

  • Who: Framingham residents 
  • What: Paper shredding event, also known as Shred Fest 
  • Where: Recycling Drop-Off Center, 255 Mount Wayte Avenue 
  • When: Saturday, April 24, 2021, 8 a.m.- 2 p.m. 
  • Why: To shred paper documents

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  • Collect refuse and recycling from over 17,000 residential dwellings with four or fewer units on a weekly basis and transport over 130,000 pounds of material for recycling or disposal every day.
  • Operate the Recycling Center and Yard Waste Drop Off sites to allow residents to dispose of refuse, sorted recyclable materials, and yard waste.
  • Perform special curbside collections including spring and fall leaf and brush collection, Christmas tree collection and excess cardboard.
  • Hold annual events such as Household Hazardous Waste Day, Shred Fest, Electronic Recycling.
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