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The following materials are banned from the trash per MA State Waste Bans:
1. Papers, click Recyclable papers list -
2. Cardboard (clean)- please flatten
3. Glass containers
4. Tin/metal containers (including empty aerosol cans)
5. Plastic containers
6. Leaves, grass & other yard debris- must be separated out from trash and recycling
7. Scrap metals
8. TV's. computer monitors, laptops
9. White goods
10. Whole Tires
11. Lead acid batteries
12. Mercury- fluorescent bulbs, button cell batteries, etc...
13. Wood & Construction debris
14. Asphalt, brick & concrete
The materials listed above MUST be diverted from the trash and properly diverted for recycling and composting.
Norwood's CURBSIDE recycling program accepts #1,# 2,# 3, #4, #5 from the above list. These items should be placed together in the single stream recycling cart. Only plastic containers #1, # 2, #3, #4, #6 and #7 are allowed in the single stream recycling program.
NO #5 STYROFOAM please. Norwood DPW schedules 2-3- one day drop off events per year for the collection and recycling of Styrofoam.
LEAVES, GRASS & OTHER YARD DEBRIS must be separated out from the recycling and trash carts. Residents have several options:
1. Start backyard composting
2. Drop off leaves, grass, brush at the Winter Street Composting Site. Call DPW at 781.762.1413.
3. Purchase tall brown bags for this purpose at Home Depot, Lowes, or most grocery stores.
DPW offers weekly leaf bag pick on your regular trash day.
Residents can also drop off curbside recyclable materials at the Winter Street Compost Site. Call DPW at 781.762.1413 for more info. Other materials accepted at the compost site are:
textiles, books, bulky items, scrap metals, rigid plastics (non bottle plastics such as milk crates, hangers, toys, etc...) and mattresses.
Best Buy will take back TV's, computers monitors, laptops, printers etc.. Best Buy will also accept electronics, cable wires, CD's,DVD's, plastic jewels cases, inkjet cartridges and so much more at no charge.
The Health Department hosts the Bi Annual Recycle Days held in the spring and in the fall. Refrigerators, lead acid batteries, whole tires are taken at this time. Please go to www.earth911.org to find local drop off sites for throughout the year.
Go to Recyclo-pedia to find local drop off sites for ALL other materials.
To read more re State Waste Bans, click MA State Disposal Bans and Municipalities and Waste Ban Compliance Fact Sheet .
Please note: The Town of Norwood is required by law to comply with State Waste Bans. If your carts are noted as being in non-compliance, you will receive an informational non compliance letter from DPW. Please read. Your cooperation with the trash and recycling program rules are appreciated. However, if chronic non compliance becomes an issue, the town reserves the right to refuse trash and recycling services and remove carts from your property.
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