Accepted & Unaccepted Rubbish

Accepted Items for Rubbish Collection

  • Alkaline batteries
  • Carpeting (must be cut into 4-foot lengths and rolled up. Make 4 rolls and bundle with twine or string. Affix a bulky waste sticker to the bundle. There can be 1 bulky waste sticker for every 4 rolls. The bundle cannot exceed 40 pounds.) (Please see bulky waste information)
  • Clothing
  • Furniture (please see bulky waste information)
  • Shoes
  • Styrofoam and plastic bags
  • Toys
  • Waste and food packaging

Unaccepted Items for Rubbish Collection

The Massachusetts Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) banned the following items from disposal at landfills and municipal waste combustors. These items are strictly prohibited from the rubbish collection program:
  • All paper
  • Aluminum cans
  • Appliances
  • Beverage containers
  • Building debris
  • Button batteries
  • Cardboard
  • Computers
  • Demolition debris
  • Food containers
  • Glass bottles
  • Grass
  • Jars
  • Lead acid
  • Leaves
  • Metal containers
  • Plastic containers
  • Plumbing debris
  • Televisions
  • Rechargeable
  • Yard waste