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MA Department of Environmental Protection began issuing State Waste Bans Regulations in 1990. Every town and city in the State of MA is required to comply with State Waste Bans 310 CMR 19.017.

Click State Waste Bans to learn more.

Place only the following materials in the 96 gallon town issued recycling cart:

1.CARDBOARD and BOX BOARD - clean (free of food debris) examples are cereal boxes (remove inside plastic shoe boxe remove everything inside, tissue boxes, etc..

2. Click PAPERSpapers image

*Do not include paper towels, tissue paper, paper plates or cups, paper napkins or candy wrappers.

3. GLASS CONTAINERS - please no eye glasses, no glass cookware, etc..


4. TIN CONTAINERS empty aerosol cans, clean tin foil, tin cookie containers,etc..

Click Recycle Often, Recycle Right- from Waste Management

5. RECYCLABLE PLASTIC CONTAINERS - look for the triangle on the bottom of the container with any number from 1-7. Rinse out. Do not place Styrofoam or plastic bags or trash in the recycling cart.

Where do I place the "other materials" listed (on the yellow chart) banned from the trash but not allowed in the town's recycling cart?
-Asphalt pavement, clean gypsum wallboard- please call RecyclingWorks at 1.888.254.5525.
-Cathode Ray Tubes
- call DPW at 781.762.1413 or go to
-Leaves and Yard Waste - residents can drop off at Winter Street Composting Site or place in brown leaf bags for curbside pick up starting in April.
-Metal - can be dropped off at the Winter Street Composting Site or brought to any
scrap metal dealer.

-White goods - can be dropped off at the Winter Street Composting Site.

For hard to manage materials, please go to

For condominiums, businesses, and institutions using trash dumpsters, please email me at This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it for the Waste Management dumpster signage re State Waste Bans. For free recycling technical assistance please go to or call 1.888.254.5525.

Last Updated on Monday, 27 April 2015 09:28

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