Shrewsbury Solid Waste Management

CLICK HERE for more information on the new solid waste and recycling changes effective July 1, 2019

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  1. Important information regarding upcoming changes to the Rubbish & Recycling Program

    Waste Management and the Town of Shrewsbury are proud to announce a new co-collection Rubbish & Recycling Program beginning July 1, 2019. Read on...
  2. Solid Waste & Recycling Information Meeting - June 18, 2019

    In collaboration with Waste Management, the Town is hosting another Solid Waste and Recycling Informational session on June 18, 2019 at the Oak Middle School's Auditorium, 45 Oak Street. Read on...
  3. Regional Drive-thru Recycling and Reuse Event - June 22, 2019

    This event is hosted by WE CAN and the communities of Grafton, Northboro, Shrewsbury & Westboro. Held on the grounds of Cummings School of Veterinary Medicine at Tufts University, 201 Westboro Road, N. Grafton on 06/22 from 10AM to 1PM. All are Welcome! Read on...
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Recycling in Shrewsbury

Recycling Calendar - January 1, 2019 through June 30, 2019*

Waste Management Service Calendar - July 1, 2019 through June 30, 2020*

* Click Street Listing (thru June 30, 2019) to determine your collection day. 

* As of July 1, 2019, the Street Listing will no longer reflect blue and green collection routes. Residents will need to reference the Waste Management service calendar.


   


Pay As You Throw (PAYT) Program

The Town of Shrewsbury provides curbside trash pickup (collected on a weekly basis) and curbside recycling (collected on an every other week basis) for all households who participate in the Municipal Trash Collection Program through our contractor, Pellegrino Trucking. Recycling reduces the amount of trash that must be brought to transfer stations and landfills and directly lowers the cost of trash collection for the town. Recycling is mandatory.

Please place all trash and recyclables at the curb by 7:00 A.M.* on the morning of your scheduled collection day (and no sooner than the night before your scheduled collection day). It is recommended that the PAYT bags be placed in a lidded bin. This will help deter rodents, insects, and birds from getting into your trash. 
*Routes and drivers are subject to change without notice.

When your scheduled collection day falls on an observed holiday, that day's collection and all subsequent collections that week, will be delayed by one day. Friday's route will be collected on Saturday. Holidays will be noted in Blue on the Waste Management Service calendar.


Curbside Trash Collection
  • Household trash must be contained inside Shrewsbury Pay As You Throw (PAYT) Blue Bags and set out at the curb by 7:00 A.M. on your scheduled collection day (and no sooner than the night before your scheduled collection day) to be eligible for pickup service. It is recommended that your PAYT bags be placed in a lidded bin. This will help deter rodents, insects, and birds from getting into your trash.
  • Your PAYT bag should be able to close and weigh no more than 20 pounds.
  • Click here for information on where the PAYT bags are sold.
  • Click Street Listing (thru June 30, 2019) to determine your collection day. As of July 1, 2019, the Street Listing will no longer reflect blue and green collection routes. Residents will need to reference the Waste Management service calendar.


Bulk Waste
  • Are items that won't fit into a Shrewsbury Blue Bag and weighs over 20 pounds - excludes electronics and appliances.
  • Please visit Bulk Waste 


Curbside Recycling Collection
  • Please visit Recycling to learn how to properly dispose of cardboard, cans, bottles, glass, etc.


Yard Waste Program (Pick-up and Drop-off)
  • Please visit Yard Waste to learn about the Pick-up and the Drop-off programs.

Services the Town DOES NOT provide:


There are certain waste items that the town is not prepared to handle, such as overly large or hazardous items.  Examples:

  • Electronics and appliances - These items are banned from curbside pick-up, as they contain hazardous components. When the Health Department learns of different organizations that sponsor take-back events, that information will be published on the town's website under NEWS FLASH.  

    Some suggestions for the disposal of these items are:
    • The Dumpster Divers, Shrewsbury at 508-925-5245 - please contact them for pricing.
  • Fluorescent tubes (Rocky's Ace Hardware in Northborough will accept fluorescent tubes up to 4 feet in length for Shrewsbury residents at no charge - proof of residency may be required).

    Fluorescent tubes over 4 feet, must be returned to a Household Hazardous Products Collection Center. New England Disposal Technologies (NEDT) is located in Sutton. They charge according to the product type. For more information, please call (866) 769-1621, email them at info@NEDT.org or visit their website at NEDT
  • Curly light bulbs (CFL's) - Return to The Home Depot's courtesy counter). They have a return program.
  • Hazardous waste (ie. oil based paint, lacquer, stain, anti-freeze) - For more information, please call (866) 769-1621, email them at info@NEDT.org or visit their website at NEDT

  • Construction Debris - The following individuals will pick up small rubbish & building material at your residence for a fee:

    Mike Warren at (774) 623-6363 - and ask for Donna
    Zona Company at (508) 752-4226