Trash & Recycling

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Trash, recycling & yard waste must be out curbside by 7am on your trash day.

Woburn offers single stream recycling. You do not have to separate. All your recyclables can be placed in one recycling container.

Residents may use any container for recycling as long as it is clearly labeled “RECYCLE”. Recycling stickers (optional) are available at the Woburn Board of Health.

The Board of Health does NOT provide recycling or trash containers.

Remember…

  • Rinse all containers clean
  • For recycling stickers to place on your container, please call 781-897-5920
  • Woburn encourages home composting of yard waste.
  • No construction debris. (doors, windows, sheetrock, 2x4s, etc.)

Household hazardous waste CANNOT be put in with trash. Example: Liquid Paint, Paint Thinners, Pool Chemicals, Wood Stains, Varnishes, etc

2017 Schedule

Trash, recycling & yard waste must be out curbside by 7am on your trash day. Recycling containers are collected every other week. Neighborhoods have been assigned white or orange weeks to help clarify when recyclables will be collected.

 

   Orange Week         White Week        Observed Holiday


Holiday Schedule

If a collection falls on a holiday, that day’s collection and remaining collections for the week are delayed one day.
JAN 16 Martin Luther King Day
FEB 20 Presidents’ Day
APR 17 Emancipation Day
MAY 29 Memorial Day
JUL 4 Independence Day
SEP 4 Labor Day
OCT 9 Columbus Day
NOV 23 Thanksgiving
DEC 25 Christmas Day

 

* Please note that Jan 1, 2018 will be an observed holiday for trash & recycling pickup.

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2017 Recycling Schedule by Street

2017 Collection Information

2017 Hazardous Waste Collection

Yard Waste

Yard waste pickup will be available on your regular trash day for these dates:

APR 17-21
MAY 15-19
JUN 19-23
JUL 17-21
AUG 21-25
SEP 18-22
OCT 16-20
OCT 30 – NOV 3
NOV 13-17
NOV 27 – DEC 1

 

Please use yard waste bags or barrels without lids. No plastic bags. Cut branches to 3ft in length, no larger than 2in in diameter, bundle & tie.

Collection

Recycling containers are collected every other week on regular trash collection day. Neighborhoods have been assigned white or orange weeks to help clarify when recyclables will be collected. For information concerning your trash or recycling schedule, contact the Board of Health at 781-897-5920.

 

Rules & Regulations

Christmas Trees
Christmas Trees

Christmas Trees will be picked up Jan 2-5 and Jan 8-12, 2018 on trash day. Please ensure it is not buried under snow or ice.
No bags & no decorations

Construction Debris
Construction Debris

No construction debris of any kind is allowed. This includes doors, windows, sheetrock, 2x4s, etc.

What Can Be Recycled
What Can Be Recycled

You can recycle: Chipboard, newspapers/inserts, magazines, catalogs, phone books, office paper, junk mail, flattened corrugated cardboard, glass bottles & jars, aluminum & steel, plastic bottles, milk & juice cartons

What CAN NOT Be Recycled
What CAN NOT Be Recycled

You CAN NOT recycle: Broken glass, light bulbs, windows, dishes, pyrex, paint, aerosol cans, motor oil containers, grocery bags, styrofoam, contruction debris, hazardous waste

Items Permitted in Regular Trash
Items Permitted in Regular Trash

You can throw away: Regular household trash, one room's worth of carpet per week (cut to 3', rolled and tied), One bulk item per week (i.e. furniture)

Hazardous Waste
Hazardous Waste

Household hazardous waste CANNOT be put in with trash. Example: Liquid Paint, Paint Thinners, Pool Chemicals, Wood Stains, Varnishes, etc.

Propane Tank Disposal
Propane Tank Disposal

Dispose of propane tanks at Xpress Fuel located at 505 Main Street in Woburn. They are open Monday-Friday 6am-10pm, Saturday 7am-10pm, and Sunday 8am-8pm.
$5.00 per tank

Applicance & CRT Screen Pickup
Applicance & CRT Screen Pickup

Call Waste Management for appliance and CRT screens pickup by 3 pm Thursday at 781-933-2113 to schedule Friday pick up. (note: residents are not required to use Waste Management for appliances and CRT screens pick-up)

Applicances: $15 each
Freon Bearing Appliances: $25 each
TV/Computer Monitors: $35 each

Missed Your Collection?

If your recyclables, trash or yard waste has not been picked up, call Waste Management at 781-933-2113 within 24 hours.

Contact

Waste Management: 781-933-2113

Board of Health: 781-897-5920