Curbside Refuse Collection

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The City of Framingham provides solid waste collection service to residential properties containing four or fewer dwelling units, regardless of the form of ownership, and will provide solid waste collection service to condominiums that:

  • Actively participate in the City of Framingham recycling program
  • Are residential


  • Your trash will be picked up curbside once each week.
  • All collections must be placed curbside by 7 a.m. on the pick-up day, but no earlier than 6 p.m. the night before.
  • Refuse receptacles must be removed from the curb by midnight following collection.
  • On weeks with a holiday, there will be no refuse pickup on the day of the holiday. Collection is pushed back by one day during holiday weeks. Search your address above to see which holidays affect your collection day. View the holiday schedule here


Each cart has a serial number and an embedded RFID tag to identify the owner and location. These carts are the property of the City of Framingham, and should you relocate, they must stay at the address to which they are delivered.

All refuse must fit into the cart with the lid closed. No trash may be placed for pick up next to a cart nor on top of a cart.

The Division has a limited number of 35-gallon carts available to senior citizens or residents with physical restrictions. If you would like to reserve a 35-gallon cart, please call the Sanitation Division at 508-532-6001 or send us an email with your name, address, and phone number. 


Some materials are banned from curbside refuse collection. Please reference this page for more information.