Did you know that the same staff that picks up your trash and recycling ALSO helps plow and salt the streets of Framingham?
How do I know if trash/recycling curbside pickup will be delayed?
Throughout the winter, it is best to frequently check the City website or DPW's Facebook and Twitter for this information.
The City will provide the following updates if necessary:
Delays, updates, or cancellations for curbside trash and recycling pickup
Delays, updates, or cancellations for curbside bulky item pickup
Changes to the hours of operation at the Recycling Drop-off Center
Sanitation Tips During the Winter
If curbside trash and recycling collection is delayed due to inclement weather, PLEASE KEEP YOUR CARTS OUT OF THE ROADWAY. The City understands that delays are frustrating, but by following this practice, our staff will be able to do a better job plowing.
Carts left in a public way are an obstruction. Furthermore, we do not want to damage the carts or cause damage to our plowing equipment.
During the winter months, if possible, it is best to shovel out an area near the end of your driveway to store your trash and recycling carts. Please make sure the storage area is located behind the City’s right-of-way. By storing your carts near the end of your driveway, you will not have to wheel them through the snow on your collection day. Please remember to place your carts at the curb on your collection day for pickup.
Although it’s sometimes challenging during the winter, please try to space your carts out as far as possible. You will help our drivers access your carts by following this practice.