Trash & Recycling

John J. Carroll Administration Building
1 Lyman Place, Norwood MA 02062

Phone: 781-762-1413

Leaf Bag Pickup
The last day for curbside leaf bag pickup has been extended to December 10th.
Due to equipment issues, we are experiencing delays in pickup. We will get all the bags.
Thanks you for your patience.

Smashin' Pumpkins
Pumpkins are compostable just like food scraps, leaves and brush. To get rid of your pumpkins you can either cut them up in and put them in your leaf bags for curbside pickup or, drop them off in the leaf bag pile at the Winter Street Recycling Facility on Saturday's, 8:00 am - 1:30 pm. Remember, a residential sticker is required. Also, p
lease make sure the leaf bags for curbside pickup are not too heavy.

Urgent Notice 
September 10, 2021
During the past 6 months, fires have ignited on 3 Waste Management trucks that provided curbside collection of trash and recycling on routes in Norwood. The most recent fire destroyed 10 Waste Management vehicles at their Norton Facility!
Two of the fires were the result of the improper disposal of lithium batteries and, as of late, small propane tanks have begun to show up in the trash. Please do not dispose of these and other hazardous items, or chemicals, in the trash or recycling. Better yet, take of advantage of Norwood's two Household Hazardous Waste Days. The recent Household Hazardous Waste Day was a success and a link below shows what kind of items were accepted. The next Household Hazardous Waste Day will be held on May 7, 2022.

Go to Household Hazardous Waste Day to learn what items were accepted at the recent event.

Winter Street Recycling Facility Hours 
The Winter Street Recycling Facility is open on Saturdays, 8:00 am - 1:30 pm.
Residents are reminded to: 
Practice Social Distancing
Wear mask when outside of vehicle
Self - unload materials into proper container or front end loader
Leave area immediately 

The Town of Norwood now has a Residential Food Scrap Program in place. Please follow the link to get more information. Additionally, if you want your compost picked up and hauled away, Black Earth Compost has started pickup in Norwood. Follow the link to their website, click on residential, scroll down and enter your address to get more information.

Curbside pickup of textiles, also known as the Pink Bags, notified us that they are no longer providing their service to communities.

You can still drop off textiles at the drop off boxes located at all the schools and the Savage Center. If the drop off boxes are full, please do not leave bags on the ground - thank you for protecting the workers doing the pickup! 

Household Hazardous Waste Day
See you at the next Household Hazardous Waste Day on May 7, 2022.

2021 Trash and Recycling Calendar

Trash and Recycling Schedule By Street

Recycling's Most Common Contaminants

Recycle Right - What Can Be Recycled

Textile Recycling

Food Waste Composting

CD and DVD Recycling Information

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Curbside Guidelines

  • Trash is picked up weekly. Recycling is picked up every other week. Trash and recycle carts must be curbside by 7:00 a.m. on your regularly scheduled trash day. Drivers will not go back if you don't have your carts out curbside.
  • Please follow the 3 foot rule when placing your carts curbside. Carts need to be three feet away from everything else. It is your responsibility to space the carts correctly. It is your responsibility to place carts where drivers can empty them.
  • Carts must be placed at the edge of the roadway with wheels facing away from the street.
  • Please be sure cart lids are closed.

What are items DO NOT belong in my Recycling bin?

How do I get a new Trash or Recycling cart?

How do you replace/repair damaged carts?

What can I put in my recycle cart?

What can I put in my trash cart?

How do I purchase a compost bin?

Does the town have a rain barrel program?