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Single Stream Recycling and Trash Cart Program

The Town of Norwood has a recycling/trash contract with Waste Management. The town has contracted to provide one 96 gallon recycle cart and one 64 gallon trash cart per single home or per unit up to 6 units. Carts are to remain on the property they were assigned.Please identify each cart with the number of your street address, and unit # when necessary. Recycling and trash cart lids should be able to close.

Residents are to follow the 3 foot rule when placing carts curbside for service.

Recycling Cart

In an effort to increase the collection of recyclables, which saves tax dollars as well as protects our natural resources, decreases pollution, reduces greenhouse gas emissions, and complies with MA State Waste Bans, the town will provide a 2nd recycling cart at no charge. Please call town hall at 781.762.1240.

Please click Recycle Often, Recycle Right to view what materials are wanted and what materials are not wanted in the recycle cart. Contamination is a HUGE problem at the single stream recycling facility in Avon. It is very important only acceptable curbside recyclable materials are placed together loosely in the recycle cart. Absolutely NO plastic bags, trash, yard waste, Styrofoam, clothes, food, wood, electronics, etc..are allowed in the recycle cart. Waste Management drivers monitor the contents of every recycle cart. If there is contamination, the driver will communicate with you via WM stickers. If noncompliance continues, the property will be called in to dispatch and a town letter will be sent to you informing you of a specific non compliance. If chronic non compliance continues, the driver will leave your cart behind and/or your carts may be removed from the property. Residential compliance and program participation is necessary.


PLASTIC BAGS-do not place in recycle cart. Find out where you can recycle plastic bags, click Plastic Bag Recycling

STYROFOAM-do not place in recycle cart. Please go to to learn what foam products can be recycled at the town's FOAM recycling drop off events, which are scheduled for the Saturday after Christmas, Spring Recycle Day (May) and Fall Recycle Day (September.)

YARD WASTE must be separated out for composting. Yard waste is a State Waste Ban. Click yard debris options .

CLOTHES/TEXTILES can be dropped off for reuse and repurposing at any of the Bay State Textile Drop off boxes,which are located at each school as well as the town's compost site. To view a complete list of acceptable
textiles, click Textile Recycling List .

ELECTRONICS can be 1. dropped off at Best Buy. Go to or 2. dropped off at either biannual Recycle Day/Household Hazardous Waste Day; the next one is Saturday, September 26, 2015 from 8-11am at 370 Winter Street.

MERCURY BEARING PRODUCTS - Click Mercury. Its the law.Mercury products can be dropped
off at the town's Mercury Shed at the compost site on Saturdays only alt Call DPW @ 781.762.1413 for residential permitting information to use the Mercury Shed at the Winter Street
Composting Site.

For hard to manage materials, please go to

Trash Cart

The town is committed to reducing the stuff we no longer want or need. The town provides one 64 gallon trash cart per single home or per unit up to six units. Seventy five percent of what we no longer want or need IS recyclable, therefore trash can be drastically reduced by 75% !

Trash carts are for household residential trash ONLY. If you find your trash is increasing, please call Doris Burtman at 781.255.9988 or email This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it you must have a second trash cart, please call town hall at 781.762.1240. An application and fee are required for an additional trash cart.


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