Are there any restrictions on what I can put in my trash?

Yes. By state regulation or Framingham City By-Law the following are not allowed: hazardous wastes, rubber tires, most metal items, yard waste (grass, leaves, brush), Christmas trees, recyclables such as newspapers, glass bottles, metal cans, plastic containers, television sets, computer monitors, fluorescent light bulbs, Ni-cad batteries, lead acid batteries, any Mercury containing items and lumber or other home construction materials from home repair.

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1. Where can I donate used clothing/textiles and books?
2. I just returned home to find a non-compliance warning sticker on my trash or recycling cart. What is it for?
3. When is my trash and recycling picked up?
4. What happens if my collection day falls on a holiday?
5. Are there any restrictions on what I can put in my trash?
6. So, what do I do with items that I cannot put in my trash?
7. When is the Recycling Drop-Off Center on Mt. Wayte Ave. open?
8. Where do my recyclables go?
9. Where does my trash go?
10. How should I dispose of yard waste?
11. Can I use a borrowed or rental vehicle at the Recycling Drop-off Center?
12. Where can I purchase biodegradable leaf bags?
13. When is household hazardous waste collection day held?
14. How must I bundle my brush and yard waste?
15. How do I dispose of latex paint?
16. Can I have bulky household items picked up curbside?
17. Who collects my recycling? What can I recycle?
18. Where can I dispose of sharps and needles (new or used)?
19. Does Framingham offer textile recycling?