Recycling changes in Belmont:


Because of the decreased values in the recycling markets, Material Recycling Facilities (MRF’s) are no longer accepting dual stream recycling.

What does this mean for Belmont?

Belmont will continue to RECYLE…For the remaining 5 months, our hauler will continue to pick-up DUAL STREAM recycling at the curb. The change for Belmont is our recycling will be processed and charged as SINGLE STREAM.

In the next 5 months, there will be a comprehensive community outreach and education on all the changes that will happen for TRASH AND RECYCLING.

This July 1st, the Town will be converting to AUTOMATED TRASH & SINGLE STREAM RECYCLING.


SINGLE STREAM RECYCLING will be collected every other week one of two ways:

Manual, using existing barrels/bins and placing all recyclables mixed together.

Automated, using a Town issued 96 gallon container and placing all recyclables mixed together.


This is an unfortunate situation that we are faced with and one in which we have no control. We apologize for this change and are working diligently to minimize disruption. If you have any questions, please call the Department of Public Works. 617.993.2680