Waste and Recycling Updates

Christmas Tree Program 2022-2023

Christmas Tree Pickup will be on your regular scheduled pickup day for all Pay-As-You-Throw households during the following weeks:

Monday January 2, 2023 through Friday January 6, 2023

Monday January 16, 2023 through Friday January 20, 2023


Please note that, the original calendar shows different days for Christmas tree pickups, which were replaced with the dates above. 

Please place only (1) ONE REAL Christmas tree per household, free of snow and ice, free of decorations, and not frozen to the ground.

Trees must be visible to the collection crew and placed at the curb by 7am.


Drop off option

December 26, 2022 - January 20, 2023

Pay-As-You-Throw residents will also have an option to use the drop off location at 1 Maple Avenue, Old Beal School. Please place Christmas Trees inside the dumpsters.


Thank you, Department of Public Works

Mattress Disposal guide

As of November 1st, MassDEP is expanding it's  waste disposal bans  by adding mattresses and textiles to the list of materials banned from disposal or transport for disposal in Massachusetts.

  What to do with your mattress or box spring:

  • You can give mattresses away via a local gifting group, like Buy Nothing or Freecycle.  
  • You can donate mattresses in good condition (we recommend a quick Google search to find donation sites). 
  • Ask retailer to collect your old mattress and box spring when they deliver your new set.
  • Visit DPW at 100 Maple Avenue, to schedule a mattress / box spring drop off. Payment must be in a form of cash or check, $55 per item. Drop off location: 211 South Street, DPW Highway Garage, by appointment only.
  • Contact Green Team Junk Removal (GTJR) to schedule curbside pickup. Charge per item $75, payable to GTJR. Contact: 508-361-0519

For a guide on what type of mattresses can be recycled, please click  here

   What to do with textile:

  • Donate them to an organization that will find new owners or uses for these items. Search the MassDEP-supported Beyond the Bin Recycling Directory  by type of material and your location.
  • Schedule curbside pick up with Simple Recycling, visit the website for more details.
  • Bring or mail unwanted clothing and shoes to manufacturers or retailers, see details below:


Email solidwasterecycling@shrewsburyma.gov or call 508-841-8591 if you have any questions.