PAYT
  1. NO Trash/Recycling Delay due to Veteran's Day

    This is a reminder that Trash/Recycling Collections WILL NOT BE DELAYED due to Veteran's Day. NORMAL collections Monday through Friday. Read on...
  2. Electronic & Appliance Recycling Event - November 16, 2019

    On November 16th from 9:00 AM - 2:00 PM @ St. Nicholas Church, 34 Gold Street, Shrewsbury MA. Green Day Recycling will be hosting an Electronic and Appliance recycling event. Read on...
  3. Rubbish & Recycling Delay & Yard Waste Collection - November 25 thru November 30, 2019

    This is the final Yard Waste Collection week in 2019. In observance of Thanksgiving, there will be a one day delay for both Rubbish & Recycling that will affect the Thursday and Friday routes only. Read on...
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Rubbish Disposal


The Town of Shrewsbury utilizes a Pay As You Throw (PAYT) Program with Waste Management.

Rubbish is collected on a weekly basis. To determine your collection day, please click Street Listing.

Rubbish Regulations


  • Rubbish must be placed in the PAYT bags. They are 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. 
  • 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.

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 channel 15 and the town's website for updates.