Curbside Recycling

Overview

Recyclables are collected every week. Recycling is now collected single stream; combine all items in your recycling cart. Recycling collection is now fully automated and only materials inside the cart will be collected.

Place your recycle cart curbside at the curb by 7 a.m. on your collection day. Recycling carts should be at least three feet away from trash barrels and other objects.

**On weeks with a holiday, there will be no collection on the day of the holiday. Collection is pushed back by one day during holiday weeks. Holidays include:

  • Christmas
  • Columbus Day
  • Independence Day
  • Labor Day
  • Memorial Day
  • MLK Day
  • New Years
  • Patriots Day
  • Presidents' Day
  • Thanksgiving
  • Veterans' Day

Recycle Carts

Recycling carts are provided to residential dwellings of up to 4 dwelling units that receive trash service by the City. Place your cart at the curb with the wheels and handles away from the street. The automated truck requires at least three feet of clearance on each side of the cart and 12 feet of overhead clearance. For questions or to request a larger cart please call the Solid Waste Division at 508-532-6001.

Recycling Preparation - Single Stream

All recyclable materials can be placed in one container. There is no need to sort or separate. All materials are sorted and recycled at the processing plant. Materials include:

Restricted Items

  • Aluminum foil
  • Auto glass or ceramics
  • Batteries
  • Film canisters
  • Light bulbs
  • Paper towels
  • Plastic grocery bags (Please return to your supermarket)
  • Plastic wrap


  • Porcelain
  • Soiled cardboard
  • Soiled paper
  • Styrofoam
  • Wood
  • Books (may be taken to the Recycling Center)
  • Textiles (may be taken to the Recycling Center)