Holiday Recycling and Trash Information

There will be Cardboard Drop-off events to help make space in your recycling carts

  • January 25th
  • February 29th
  • March 28th
  • April 25th
  • May 30th
  • June 27th

9:00am – 12:00pm
DPW Yard/37 C St.
Weather permitting
*Please Bring Belmont ID*


For a quick list of what to put or not put in your recycling cart (lid must be closed):

  • No ribbon or bows
  • No plastic packaging or plastic toys
  • No plastic bags, wrap or film
  • No batteries
  • No Christmas lights
  • No clothes
  • No food
  • No diapers


Items acceptable for curbside recycling cart:

Plastic for curbside recycling cart - Plastic bottles, jars, jugs, tubs-clean, nothing over 5 gallons

Metal for curbside recycling cart -ONLY Food and beverage metal cans, tin foil and tin foil containers

Glass - bottles and jars – there is currently no market for glass so you can remove glass and put in trash at this time if you are looking to make room in your recycling cart

Cardboard, flattened and free of plastic coverings

Paper for curbside recycling cart - Wrapping paper and holiday cards- can’t have foil or glitter


Here is a quick reference guide:


Have a happy holiday season and remember it is best to refuse or reuse before you recycle. Contact the Belmont DPW with any questions, or 617-993-2680.