Sanitation Division

Sanitation Division COVID-19 UPDATES

Last updated: august 3, 2020


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
                                                                                               6/25/20

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.


Framingham Public Works to Reopen the Recycling Drop-Off Center and
Resume Bulky Item Collection
To Help Slow the Spread of COVID-19, the City Implements Changes at the Center
                                                                                               5/20/20

Recycling Drop-Off Center will reopen Friday, May 29, 2020

The Framingham Department of Public Works will resume bulky item collection the week of May 25 and reopen the Recycling Drop-Off Center (RDC) to residents on Friday, May 29.

To minimize exposure between DPW staff and the public, the Department will NOT issue new permit stickers until July 1, 2020, which will be valid until June 30, 2021.

While new stickers are not being issued, proof of residency will be required (driver’s license or vehicle registration) to utilize the facility.

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

The facility will be operating in conformance with health and safety protocols set forth by the Commonwealth and the City of Framingham.

  • Who: Framingham residents
  • What: Reopen the Recycling Drop-Off Center and resume bulky item collection
  • Where: 255 Mount Wayte Avenue
  • When: Thursday (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.
  • Why: To dispose of excess trash, recyclables, reusables, and bulky items.  

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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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