Rubbish Disposal & Pay As You Throw (PAYT)

PAYT
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    Saturday, March 25, 2017 9:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. at St. Nicholas Orthodox Church, 34 Gold Street (corner of Rt. 140 and Gold), Shrewsbury. OPEN TO THE GENERAL PUBLIC. Read on...
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    This is the 2nd Annual SHS C.A.R.E Drive event to be held at Shrewsbury High School, 64 Holden Street on Saturday, March 25, 2017 from 9:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. Read on...
  3. Town Wide Clean Up Day - April 1, 2017

    Please help spread the word to your neighborhood or organization. Hope you can join us for Town Clean Up Day on April 1, 2017. Thank you for your interest! Read on...
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Rubbish Disposal


The Town of Shrewsbury adopted the Pay As You Throw (PAYT) Program several years ago and currently has a contract with Pellegrino Trucking, Inc.

The more you recycle, the less rubbish bags you will have to purchase/utilize.

Rubbish is collected on a weekly basis (PDF).

Rubbish Regulations


  • Rubbish must be placed in the PAYT bags. They are light blue with a white Town of Shrewsbury seal. For more information on stores that sell PAYT bags (PDF) please view our printable document.
  • Rubbish must be placed at the curb by 7:00 a.m. on the day of your scheduled collection day to ensure pick-up service. There is no dump in the Town of Shrewsbury.
  • Please do not place Rubbish at the curb any sooner than the night before your scheduled collection day. It is recommended that the PAYT bags be placed in a lidded trash barrel. This helps to deter rodents, insects, and birds from getting into your rubbish. Residents may purchase a rubbish barrel at any local hardware store.  
  • Rubbish bags cannot weigh more than 20 pounds when full.
  • Rubbish bags must be closed and tied off.
  • Rubbish Bags cannot have any item sticking out.
  • Rubbish Bags must be free of ice and snow and clearly visible to the collection crew. Anything frozen into the ground will not be collected.
The basic rule of thumb is if an item is too large to fit in a PAYT bag and weighs under 20 pounds, you may tie one small PAYT bag to the item and set it out at the curb on your scheduled rubbish collection day (excludes appliances, electronics, and carpeting).

Inclement Weather


Residents should ensure that rubbish barrels, recycle bins, and PAYT bags are:
  • Free from ice and snow and clearly visible to the collection crew.
  • Not in the way of the snow removal equipment.
  • For storm updates, please check cable TV channels 15 and 26 and the town's website for updates.