Your trash and recycling is picked up from the curb weekly. Depending on where you live determines your collection day. If you do not know which day, call (508) 532-6001. Both trash and recycling need to be placed at curbside by 7:00 am on the pick-up day, but no earlier than 6:00 pm the night before. The automated collecting truck cannot pick up trash or recycling that is not in an approved Town of Framingham cart. Unacceptable material will be left at curbside.
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Non-compliance warnings are an educational tool used to inform residents when they are not in compliance with current policies, By-laws, state laws or regulations. The sticker should have a box checked indicating the reason for the warning.
Your trash will be picked up the next day, and everyone else whose collection day follows the holiday will have their trash picked up one day later than usual. So that Friday’s trash will be picked up on Saturday for that week. Framingham observes the following holidays: New Years Day, Martin Luther King's Birthday (Monday), President's Day (Monday), Patriots Day (Monday), Memorial Day (Monday), Independence Day, Labor Day (Monday), Columbus Day (Monday), Veteran's Day, Thanksgiving Day, and Christmas Day.
Yes. By state regulation or Framingham Town 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.
The Sanitation Division conducts special pickups for almost all of these items except propane tanks, lumber and demolition materials that are not accepted at curbside or at the Recycle Drop-Off Center. Some alternatives for disposal of construction/demolition materials are: •Using the hired tradesman who did the work to dispose of the materials. •Hire a hauling contractor for a fee. These contractors are listed in the yellow pages under "Rubbish and Garbage removal".
Every Thursday, Friday and Saturday from 8:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m., and Sundays from 11:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. year round (except holidays). Business and Residential RECYCLING ONLY on Thursdays. You will need to prove that you are a Framingham resident by showing a valid registration stating the vehicle is registered in Framingham. Purchase an annual vehicle identification sticker for $20.00 (Valid January thru December) to use the facility. Commercial vehicles are only authorized to use the facility on Thursdays 8am-3pm.
Call the Sanitation Department to find out when Household Hazardous Waste Collection Day is. Items listed as accepted may be disposed of during this event. Watch your newspaper for an announcement of the specific day. Items listed as NOT accepted require private contractor handling. All products must be labeled and placed in a box (no paper or plastic bags, please).
Latex paint can be mixed with kitty litter or speedy dry. Allow the paint to harden and completely and place it inside your trash container for collection.
The Sanitation Department conducts curbside pickup of bulky items by appointment and for a fee. Residents may pay for and schedule a pickup at the Department of Public Works office located in Room 213 (Hours - Mon-Fri 8:30-5:00) of the Memorial Building or at the Recycling Center located at 255 Mt. Wayte Avenue, Thursday -Saturday 8:00-3:00 and Sunday 11:00-3:00. There is no charge for items taken to the Recycling Drop-off Center EXCEPT FOR televisions, computer monitors, lap tops, sleep sofas, tires and items containing FREON or propane tanks. Please keep as much metal out of your trash as possible and recycle it.