PAYT
  1. Solid Waste & Recycling Update July 19, 2019

    I wanted to provide an update on solid waste collections given the performance of the last few weeks. Read on...
  2. Textile & Small Home Goods Recycling to begin July 22, 2019

    Beginning MON. 07/22/19, Simple Recycling will be providing a FREE textile recycling curbside collection service, i.e. "Pink Bag" program, for pre-loved clothing, shoes, accessories and small household items. Please "Read On" for details. Read on...
  3. Leaves & Grass Drop-OFF Program - Third opportunity is August 10, 2019

    Leaves & Grass can be dropped off at the Municipal Garage, 211 South Street, Shrewsbury between 7:30 a.m. to 11:30 p.m. on the remaining designated Saturdays: August 10 and September 14. NO Brush allowed. 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.