Sanitation Division

Sanitation Division UPDATES

Last updated: September 24, 2020

Graphic of fall leaves and trees. Text:Framingham Public Works, Curbside Leaf Collection Nov.  16-28

The Framingham Department of Public Works (DPW) will reduce curbside leaf and brush collection due to a portion of funding for leaf and brush removal being eliminated from the Sanitation Division’s Operating Budget. 

Curbside leaf collection will occur November 16-28, 2020, and brush collection will occur November 30 – December 4, 2020. 

“Every fall, we typically offer five weeks of curbside leaf collection and two weeks of curbside brush collection,” said Blake Lukis, Director of Public Works. “This reduction in service is attributed to the combination of increased leaf disposal cost and budgetary reductions.” 

The reduction of this service was presented in DPW’s Operating Budget Presentation to the City Council Finance Subcommittee on May 7, 2020. 

Residents who plan to take advantage of curbside collection should reference the requirements for Curbside Leaf and Brush Collection.

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.

Framingham Public Works to Resume Permit Sticker Sales, July 1
As of July 2, a Permit will be required for entry to the Recycling Drop-Off Center (RDC) and Yard Waste Facility

Sanitation Truck Collecting Recyclables
The Framingham Department of Public Works will resume permit sticker sales July 1, for entry into the RDC, located on Mount Wayte Avenue, and the Yard Waste Facility, Dudley Road.

Permit stickers will be valid from July 1, 2020, through June 30, 2021. If you already purchased a 2020 permit earlier this year, it will be valid through June 30, 2021.

Stickers can be purchased for $20 at the DPW Operations Center, 100 Western Avenue, Monday-Friday, 8 a.m.-3 p.m., or the RDC during regular hours of operation.

Proof of residency (vehicle registration) will be required to purchase a sticker. Registration must be current, non-commercial, and show a Framingham address. For leased vehicles, the accompanying insurance policy showing a Framingham address must be presented.

Residents whose vehicles do not conform to the above requirements may complete a non-conforming vehicle application form for permit consideration.

Per Governor Baker’s Order and the City of Framingham’s Emergency Order, face coverings will be required to enter or use any City facilities. Residents are asked to practice social distancing.

The RDC is open Thursday (for recycling only) 8 a.m.-3 p.m., Friday and Saturday, 8 a.m.-3 p.m., and Sunday, 11 a.m.-3 p.m.

 The Yard Waste Facility is open seasonally, Friday and Saturday 8 a.m.-3 p.m., and Sunday, 11 a.m.-3 p.m.

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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.
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