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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 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 a.m. on the pick-up day, but no earlier than 6:00 p.m. the night before. The automated collecting truck cannot pick up trash or recycling that is not in an approved City of Framingham cart. Unacceptable material will be left at curbside.
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 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.
The Sanitation Division conducts special bulky item pickups for a nominal fee. For information about bulky item pickups, please visit: https://www.framinghamma.gov/173/Bulky-Item-Disposal
Construction material such as lumber and demolition materials are not accepted at curbside or at the Recycling 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. You can easily find specialized contractors online.
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. The RDC is ONLY open to permitted residents and businesses of Framingham.
Recyclables are currently brought to E.L. Harvey in Westborough, MA. Here it sorted and marketed to companies that can reuse the material.
Our sanitation trucks bring it to a transfer station in Marlboro owned by Waste Management.
Yard waste can be placed in biodegradable paper bags or in barrels clearly marked “Yard Waste." Please do not use plastic bags.
You can bring the yard waste to the Compost Area on Dudley Road, which is open seasonally. Please check the City website for information about curbside yard waste and brush pickup.
No, only vehicles that are registered in the City of Framingham can use the Recycling Drop-Off Center with a valid permit.
Biodegradable paper yard waste bags are available for purchase at most local hardware stores.
Call the Sanitation Division 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).
Yard Waste is defined as leaves, grass clippings, shrub trimmings, plant cuttings and non-woody organic garden waste only. Brush is defined as wood waste from bushes and trees that is less than four inches in diameter. Materials such as dirt, sand, sod, rocks, stumps or trunks will not be accepted. Pieces of brush must be no more than 4” in diameter and no more than four feet long. Brush must be tied with string (no metal wire) and bundled in lengths of four feet or less and weigh no more than forty pounds per bundle. Brush not meeting the above criteria will not be accepted at the Dudley Road Yard Waste Drop-Off Site. This also makes it easier to load the brush into the trucks, and reduces the cost.
Latex paint can be mixed with kitty litter or speedy dry. Allow the paint to harden and dry completely and then place it in your trash container for collection.
The Sanitation Division conducts curbside pickup of bulky items by appointment and for a nominal fee. Residents may pay for and schedule a pickup at the Department of Public Works Administration office located in Room 213 at City Hall or at the Recycling Center located at 255 Mt. Wayte Avenue, Thursday -Saturday 8:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m. and Sunday 11:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.
There is no charge for items taken to the Recycling Drop-Off Center EXCEPT FOR televisions, computer monitors, laptops, soft goods, mattresses, sleep sofas, tires, propane tanks, and items containing Freon. Please keep as much metal out of your trash as possible and recycle it.
Recyclables are picked up by DPW personnel. Please visit the City’s recycling page for more information: https://www.framinghamma.gov/201/Curbside-Recycling
The pink bag program allows residents to recycle clothing, textiles, and accessories at the curb. Simply place your items in the pink bag and leave the bag at the curb next to your recycling cart. A company known as Simple Recycling will pickup your pink bag on your collection day.