Sanitation Department

**The Yard Waste Facility on Dudley Road closed for the season as of Sun., December 9. An announcement will be made when it re-opens for the 2019 season.**

What We Do

  • 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.

What Can I Recycle?

See our 2018-2019 mailer for two pages of information on what should and shouldn't go in your recycling cart. View the mailer.

Sanitation Collections & Events

View the following calendar and event information:

Refuse & Recycling Collection is Not Collected on Observed Holidays

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. Holidays include:

  • Christmas
  • Columbus Day
  • Independence Day
  • Labor Day
  • Memorial Day
  • MLK Day
  • New Years
  • Patriots Day
  • Presidents' Day
  • Thanksgiving
  • Veterans' Day

Automated Refuse & Recycling Collection

In July 2016, the Public Works Department began collecting both trash and recycling on a weekly basis, using only in-house resources. The City utilizes automated trucks to collect refuse and recycling then transport material for disposal. Remember carts are the property of the City of Framingham and must remain at the property should you move. If your cart has been damaged, contact the Sanitation Division at 508-532-6001.

Got Cardboard?

Did you know that cardboard is a valuable recycling commodity? If it can be separated from your single stream recycling, the City of Framingham can generate revenue instead of paying a disposal fee.

To take advantage of this commodity, the Public Works Department has created a bulky cardboard collection program to assist residents with recycling large amounts of cardboard. If you have excess cardboard that you can’t fit into your recycling cart, call the Sanitation Division at 508-532-6001 to schedule a pickup. Pickups will be scheduled on your regular trash day. Boxes should be broken down and left next to your trash and recycling carts.