Trash Collection & Recycling

Curbside Recycling

Recycling Carts are collected every other week on your regular trash pick-up day.  Green carts are collected during the weeks shaded in Green and Blue carts are collected during the weeks shaded in Blue on the Collection Calendar. Place all carts at the curb by 7:00 am.

Recycling Cart Requirements

Recyclables shall be collected in 96 gallon carts providied by the town on the appropriate color for your designated area of town.  For more information please call (617) 993-2690.

Paper: Include: Junk mail and mixed paper, cereal boxes, pasta boxes, snack boxes, newspapers with inserts, magazines, catalogs, soft cover books, spiral bound notebooks, telephone books, and insides of hardcover books.
Do NOT Include: plastic bags, strings, hard covers from books, soiled paper, food waste or trash.

Beverage Cartons, Spiral cans and Aseptic Boxes (juice, broth cartons etc.) of any size should be rinsed, flattened, and included in your recycling cart with other materials.  Milk cartons with plastic pour spouts are acceptable.
Include: Labels may stay on and you may flatten.

Corrugated Cardboard:  Break down and place in recycle cart.


Should be rinsed and placed inside of your recycling cart.


Include: Containers labeled #1,#2,#3,#4,#5,#6 or #7. Plastic rings and covers may stay on.
Do NOT Include: Motor Oil or Chemical containers, plastic bags, styrofoam or any
unmarked plastic.

Glass Bottles / Jars:

Include: Glass bottles and jars with corks removed.  Labels and lids may stay on.
Do NOT Include: Broken or other glass such as light bulbs, window or auto glass, dishes, glasses, Pyrex or china.

Metal Cans and Lids, Clean Aluminum Foil and Tins:

Include: Labels may stay on and you may flatten.
Do NOT Include: Cans containing hazardous material, paint or aerosol.

For more in depth information, please call Mary Beth Calnan at 6617-993-2689