Why didn’t the trash truck pick up my recycling?
  • Check to make sure you put your recycling out prior to 6 am on the correct day.
  • Were they in a bin or barrel clearly marked recycling and separate from your trash barrel?
  • Did you breakdown, flatten, and fold your boxes/cartons/cardboard into no larger than 4 by 4 feet? If cardboard is not wrapped in this manner it will not get taken as our trucks do no accommodate them.
  • Was there anything in the recycling container that is not considered acceptable for recycling. (Please visit Recycle Smart to see what items can be recycled.)
  • If all of the above has been done in the correct manner, please call the D.P.W. Garage at 781-942-9092 between 7 am and 3 pm (Monday through Friday).

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1. Why should I recycle?
2. When is my collection day?
3. What about holiday week collections?
4. When should I put out my recycling?
5. Why didn’t the trash truck pick up my recycling?
6. What can I recycle?
7. How do I put items out for recycling?
8. Do I need to rinse and separate cans, bottles and plastic containers from each other?
9. What about Styrofoam, dirty pizza boxes, and microwave food boxes?
10. Can I put out more than one recycling bin/barrel?
11. Where can I get a recycling bin or recycling sticker?
12. Does the Town collect yard waste (leaves, grass clippings and other easily raked material)?
13. Is there a drop off location for yard waste?
14. How do I get rid of a mattress?
15. What about Christmas trees?
16. Does the Town collect construction and demolition material?
17. What can I do with old paint, used motor oil, and other chemicals?
18. What can I do with mercury containing items?
19. What do I do with unwanted appliances?
20. How about CRTs: television sets and computer monitors?
21. How about microwaves and other electronics?
22. Do I have to use the official recycling bin?
23. Can I recycle my old telephone books?