Sanitation Division

Sanitation Division UPDATES


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Framingham, MA - A snow emergency parking ban on all arterial roads will go into effect tomorrow at 2 p.m. Friday, February 19, until 7 a.m. Saturday, February 20. Arterial roads are designated with posted red and white signs. This parking ban is in addition to the citywide year-round odd/even parking restriction on all streets. Residents and employees are encouraged to seek off-street parking and not interfere with snow clearing operations. Any vehicle obstructing snow clearing operations will be towed.

The Recycling Drop-Off Center, 255 Mount Wayte Ave., will be closed all day on Friday, February 19. 

Trash and Recycling collection is currently delayed by one day due to Monday’s holiday (Presidents’ Day). The holiday delay schedule remains in effect. 

Thank you for your cooperation! 

City’s Department of Public Works Releases Sanitation Division’s 
Holiday, Events, and Special Collections Calendar (January-June 2021)

Information about Recycling Drop-Off Center Permit Stickers Also Included

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Framingham, MA – The City of Framingham Department of Public Works is pleased to share the Sanitation Division’s Holiday, Events, and Special Collections calendar for January-June 2021. The calendar is available in English, Spanish, and Portuguese

Important Special Collection Days and Events:

  • Monday-Friday, January 11-15: Curbside Christmas Tree Collection
  • Saturday, April 24: Shred Fest
  • Monday-Friday, April 26-30: Curbside Leaf Collection
  • Saturday, May 1: Household Hazardous Waste Day
  • Monday-Friday, May 3-7: Spring Curbside Brush Collection (View information about preparing leaves and brush for curbside collection here.)

Further information about scheduled events will be released one month before the event. 

Please Note: Due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, scheduled events are subject to change. 

Reminder: 2020 Recycling Drop-Off Center permit stickers will be valid until June 30, 2021. 2021 permit stickers will be available for purchase starting July 1, 2021, and will be valid until June 30, 2022. View information about obtaining a sticker here

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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.
  1. What Can I Recycle?
  2. When Is My Collection Day?
  3. Holidays and Events
  4. Recycling Drop-Off Center

The recycling market is constantly changing; therefore, items accepted in your curbside recycling cart are subject to change. Not all items with a recycling symbol are accepted in your curbside bin. Search the Waste Wizard at the top of this page to learn how to properly dispose of items.

View information about the common items we find in recycling carts that should not be recycled here.