Trash, Recycling, Composting and Waste Diversion

General Inquiries

For general questions, complaints, or compliments about trash and recycling pick-up procedures and schedule, please telephone (978) 452-1908 on Mon, Wed, Thurs - 8:30a to 4:30p, Tues 8:30a to 7:00p; Fri 8:30a to 1:00p

MISSED TRASH/RECYCLE OR BULK - If your trash, recycle or bulk item is missed, you need to call by 9:00 a.m. the next day and we will TRY to get the company to go back.  (978) 452-1227 or (978) 452-1908

NEW HOMES - Contact the Selectmen's office (978) 452-1908 or the Town Manager's office (978) 452-1227 to arrange to get your trash and recycle carts delivered to begin your trash collection services.

Special/Bulk Pick-up

Republic Services Inc. - 1-800-442-9006

Bulky / Special Items Pick-up

Bulky items are household trash that don’t fit in the wheeled trash cart (e.g. table, mattress, sofa).  One bulky item per week is allowed at no charge but this is a pre-registered service and residents must call the collection vendor, Republic Services at tel.# 800 442-9006, in advance.

Special Items such as White Goods (e.g. fridge, washing machine, air conditioner) and CRT’s (e.g. television and computer monitors) are banned from disposal as trash by the Mass DEP.  Residents can use the twice a month recycling service offered by our collection vendor.  There is a fee for this service and residents must call Republic Services at tel.# 800 442-9006, Option 2 in advance.

Automated Trash & Recycle Collection

Questions regarding the Automated Trash & Recycle Collection Program called (978) 452-1908 or (978) 452-1227. Questions about broken lids or wheels, call the above numbers.

Recycle Smart Guide

A guide on how and what to recycle - from Mass DEP

The Recycle Smart MA program was created by the Massachusetts DEP to provide residents with up to date information about what items should and shouldn’t be recycled.  The Town and other communities have joined the initiative whose website includes a downloadable Smart Recycling Guide and a searchable Recyclopedia that allows residents to search on hundreds of individual items about how they should be properly managed.  Please visit and thank you for helping the Town and environment by generating clean recyclables and reducing disposal costs.


Staff Contacts

Name Title Phone
Matt Zettek Trash & Recycling Coordinator
Shannon Rowe (978) 452-1908