Bulky Item Disposal

Definition of Bulky Items

Bulky items are defined as materials that require a fee for collection due to their size and/or weight or which cannot be disposed of as municipal solid waste during the regular collection route because of Massachusetts waste disposal restrictions outlined in 310 CMR 19.017.1.

Disposal Options

Items must be paid for in advance; cash or check accepted. Online payment is also available. Residents have 2 options for proper disposal of bulky items: drop-off and curbside collection.

Drop Off

Residents may bring these items to the Recycling Drop-Off Center, located at 255 Mount Wayte Avenue, during normal hours of operation (Thursday through Saturday from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m.; Sunday from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m.) A permit to use the facility is required.

Curbside Collection

Residents of 1 to 4-family dwellings and approved condominiums may schedule a special bulky item curbside collection. Special curbside collections may be scheduled at the Recycling Drop-Off Center during the normal hours of operation or at the Public Works Administration Office (Monday, Thursday, and Wednesday 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m., Tuesday 8:30 a.m. to 7:00 p.m., and Friday 8:30 a.m. to 2 p.m.)

The Public Works Administration Office is located at City Hall, 150 Concord Street, Room 213.


Applicable fees for bulky item disposal are as follows:

Note: *$5 service fee added for curbside collections*
Bulky Items
Drop-Off Curbside
Metal Items No fee
Soft Goods (non-metal items greater than 40 pounds) $12
Sleep Sofa $25 $25*
Mattresses $20 $20*
Freon Items $15 $15*
Carpeting (total greater than 4 feet by 6 feet) $25 $25*
TVs, Monitors, CRTs $15 $15*
Tires – any size (with or without rims) $2 $2*
Propane Tanks $5
No curbside collection

Collection Day

When are curbside items collected? Soft goods are scheduled for Tuesday, all metal items are scheduled for Wednesday.

Items must be set at the curb by 7 a.m. on the scheduled collection day; employees are not authorized to enter private property.