Recycling At The Curb
Massachusetts State Law and the Shrewsbury Town recycling by-law makes recycling mandatory in Shrewsbury. Recycling is collected every week but alternates between YELLOW weeks (Paper and Cardboard) and GRAY weeks (Commingled Plastic, Bottles and Cans). Please reference the Waste Management Service Calendar.
Recycling bins must be at the curb by 7:00 A.M., as routes and drivers are subject to change without notice. In the winter months, recycling bins must be free of snow and ice and clearly visible to the collection crew.
All Recycle items must be 2'x2' or under for curb-side pick-up. Cardboard boxes must be flattened, consolidated, secured and bundled for curbside pick-up.
Recyclopedia is a search tool designed by the Massachusetts Department of Environmental Protection, where residents can search for hundreds of items (from paper bags to pizza boxes) to find out how to properly manage them. There is also a video showing the recycling sorting process inside a MRF and answers to frequently asked questions about why and how to recycle smart.
Textiles and Small Homegoods
Beginning on July 22, 2019 Simple Recycling will be providing this FREE curbside collection service for pre-loved clothing, shoes, accessories and small household items. Place this bag out on your normal collection day, and a Simple Recycling Truck will pick it up.
Each residence will receive a mailer with one pink bag to start. Every time you put out a bag, the driver will leave a replacement bag in your mailbox. If you need additional bags, click here: https://simplerecycling.com/bag-request/
For Additional Information, please click here: https://shrewsburyma.gov/DocumentCenter/View/5509/Textile-Recycling
Recycling Bin Options
Residents can purchase their own bin at any hardware store up to a 32 gallon size (the color of the bin does not matter). Please write "RECYCLING" on the outside of the bin or visit the Department of Public Works (DPW), located on the 2nd floor of the Town Hall and request a free RECYCLE decal (limit of two per household).
Residents can purchase a 22 gallon recycling bin at the DPW located on the 2nd floor of the Town Hall for $11.00 (price subject to change). RESIDENTS ARE NOT REQUIRED TO PURCHASE THE TOWN'S BIN.
Accepted payment methods: Cash OR Check made payable to: Town of Shrewsbury
IMPORTANT: Please DO NOT put your recyclables in any type of plastic bag. Plastic bags are NOT recyclable at the curb.