Recycling Drop-Off Center


The Recycling Drop-Off Center is located at 255 Mount Wayte Avenue. It is available to the permitted residents of Framingham. Please see below for information obtaining a permit. Please note that the Recycling Drop-off Center is closed on holidays.

Hours of Operation

Day Hours
Thursday 8 a.m. - 3 p.m. (Recycling Only)
Friday 8 a.m. - 3 p.m.
Saturday 8 a.m. - 3 p.m.
Sunday 11 a.m. - 3 p.m.

Recycling Center Policies

  • The recycling center is for permitted Framingham residents and local businesses only. A valid permit is required. No exceptions!
  • All customers must stop at the guard shack first. Please follow the posted guidelines and employee instructions; your courtesy is appreciated.
  • Waste limits are consistent with the allowable limits of the curbside collection program.
  • All materials covered under the state waste bans must be handled appropriately. Materials must be separated according to these guidelines.
  • Commercial vehicles are not permitted to use refuse disposal
  • Construction/renovation material is not accepted.
  • Permits are non-transferable.
  • We reserve the right to revoke a permit at any time if facility use appears to be non-conforming.
  • All users must pay a per-item fee to dispose of the following:
    • All carpeting
    • Bulky soft goods
    • Freon-containing items
    • Propane tanks
    • Sleeper sofas
    • Television / Computer
    • Tires

Obtaining a Permit

Permits are valid for the calendar year, January 1 through December 31st.

  1. Permits are available at two locations:
    • Mount Wayte Avenue recycling center during normal hours of operation
    • Public Works' Colonna Building, 100 Western Avenue (Monday through Friday between 8 a.m. to 3 p.m.)
  2. Present vehicle registration at the time of purchase and allow the attendant to make a copy.
    • 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.
  3. Pay $20 fee with cash or check.
  4. Allow an employee to place the permit on the lower driver-side windshield.

Replacement Sticker Guidelines

  • If a windshield is replaced, or the vehicle is traded in before the end of the calendar year a replacement permit may be obtained by scraping off the old permit and taking it to the recycling center during normal hours of operation.
  • Replacement stickers will not be granted free of charge unless the old permit is presented intact and permitted number is legible.
  • Receipts will not be accepted for replacement stickers; the old stickers must be presented.

Business Recycling Program

All Framingham businesses are encouraged to use the Framingham Recycling Drop-Off Center. The center is open Thursday - Saturday 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. and Sunday 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Permits are $50 and are valid for the calendar year. Business recycling is restricted to ramp use only. No trash disposal allowed.