Sanitation Division

Effective Monday, June 13, bulky item collections can no longer be scheduled at City Hall, Room 213, as the office has been relocated

Bulky item disposals must be scheduled either online or in-person at the following locations:

- DPW Operations Center, 100 Western Avenue, Monday-Friday, 8 a.m. - 3 p.m., or
- The Recycling Drop-Off Center, 255 Mt. Wayte Avenue, Thursday-Saturday, 8 a.m. - 3 p.m., and Sunday, 11 a.m. - 3 p.m. 

Upcoming Events and Recent News

CITY’S DEPARTMENT OF PUBLIC WORKS RELEASES SANITATION DIVISION’S HOLIDAY, EVENTS, AND SPECIAL COLLECTIONS CALENDAR (JULY-DECEMBER 2022) 
 
INFORMATION ABOUT RECYCLING DROP-OFF CENTER PERMIT STICKERS ALSO INCLUDED
                                                                            JUNE 30, 2022
Image of a notepad. Text: Framingham Public Works July-December 2022 Sanitation Calendar.

Framingham, MA – The City of Framingham’s Department of Public Works is pleased to share the Sanitation Division’s Holiday, Events, and Special Collections calendar for July-December 2022. The calendar is available in English, Spanish, and Portuguese.

Important Special Collection Days and Events:

  • Saturday, August 20: Household Hazardous Waste Day
  • Curbside Brush Collection: Two weeks, October 24-28, and December 5-9, 2022
  • Curbside Leaf Collection: Five Weeks, October 31-December 2, 2022

Please Note: Scheduled events and curbside collections are subject to change. 

Additional information about scheduled events will be released publicly.

Reminder: 2021 Recycling Drop-Off Center permit stickers will be valid until June 30, 2022. 2022 permit stickers will be available for purchase starting July 1, 2022, and will be valid until June 30, 2023. 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 collections, and Christmas tree collection.
  • Hold annual events such as Household Hazardous Waste Day, Shred Fest, and Electronics Recycling Day.

Recycling Made Easy

Type in your address to sign up for reminders for trash and recycling collection. Use the Waste Wizard to search items and learn how to properly dispose of them.

  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.