Sanitation Division


  • Household Hazardous Waste Day, May 11, 2024, from 8 a.m. - 1 p.m. / Dpw Headquarters at 100 Western Ave.
  • Shred Fest - Saturday, May 25, 2024, from 9 a.m. - 1 p.m.  / Recycling Drop-off Center at 255 Mount Wayte Ave. For more information, call the Sanitation Division at 508-532-6001


  • Collect refuse and recycling from over 17,000 residential dwellings with four or fewer units every week 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 collections, and Holiday tree collections.
  • Hold annual events such as Household Hazardous Waste Day, Shred Fest, and Electronics Recycling Day.


Bulky item collections can no longer be scheduled at City Hall, Room 213, as the office has been relocated.

Bulky item disposals must be scheduled either online or in person at the following locations:

  • DPW Operations Center, 100 Western Avenue, Monday-Friday, 8 a.m. - 3 p.m.
  • The Recycling Drop-Off Center, 255 Mt. Wayte Avenue, Thursday-Saturday, 8 a.m. - 3 p.m., and Sunday, 11 a.m. - 3 p.m.


Brush Collection on your collection day

Leaf Collection on your collection day

Brush (branches, sticks, twigs)

  • Must be 4 inches or less in diameter and 4 feet or shorter in length
  • No logs or stumps
  • Bundled and tied at the curb
  • In containers labeled yard waste or in brown bio-degradable bags curbside

Leaves, grass, plant waste, and small light trimmings:

  • In containers labeled yard waste or in brown bio-degradable bags curbside
  1. What Can I Recycle?
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  4. Recycling Drop-Off Center

The recycling market is constantly changing; therefore, items accepted in your curbside recycling cart are subject to change. Not all items with a recycling symbol are accepted in your curbside bin. Search the Waste Wizard at the top of this page to learn how to properly dispose of items.

View information about the common items we find in recycling carts that should not be recycled here.

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Type in your address to sign up for reminders for trash and recycling collection. Use the Waste Wizard to search items and learn how to properly dispose of them.