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Curbside recycle / trash program guidelines:

SERVICE - Only approved WM carts provided by the town will be serviced. Carts must be placed curbside by 7:00 am on your scheduled pick up day. Carts must also be returned to your property the same day by 9:00 pm.

Please follow the 3 foot rule when placing your carts curbside. Carts need to be three feet away from everything. It is your responsibility to space the carts correctly.

 3 foot rule

Any questions about when your recycle/trash pick up day is please call DPW at 781.762.1413.

Trash/Recycling Calendar 2015 magnets are available in the DPW Administrative Offices.

RECYCLE CART - Only curbside recyclables are allowed in the 96 gallon recycling cart.

Please do NOT place any of the following in the recycling cart (yellow lid):

1. trash

2. Styrofoam - the next foam recycling event is May 9th 2015

3. plastic bags- can be brought back to most grocery stores

4. yard waste- must be diverted to the compost site or placed in paper leaf bags for curbside pick up

5. wood debris of any kind - go

6. organic waste - can be composted in your backyard composter

7. garden hoses - can be reused as a soaker hose.

TRASH CART - In an effort to reduce trash and trash costs, it is very important residents understand and comply with MA State Waste Bans as well as the town's trash /recycle contract.

The 64g trash cart is for residential household trash only. The trash cart is NOT for commercial waste. Mixed use properties and commercial properties must hire their own private recycle/trash hauler. Cart lids should be able to close (unless there is a mop handle/stick inside.) Do not place trash on top of lid nor curbside. WM drivers are not allowed to take it. If you do place trash on top of the lid or overfill your trash cart, your property will be called in to Norwood DPW. Do not leave trash on curb. Please bag trash to prevent litter.


Property owners are responsible for program compliance. Property owners of multifamilies are responsible for their tenants compliance.


If there are materials in your recycling cart which should not be in your recycling cart, the WM driver will sticker the recycling cart as a means of informing you. The recycling driver is held responsible for any and all contamination in Norwood recycling loads, which
are brought to the Single Stream Recycling Facility in Avon MA. Please comply with the sticker information.

If a property receives multiple WM stickers and continues to be non compliance, the town will issue a non compliant letter to that property owner. If non compliance continues, the town reserves the right to refuse recycling and trash services. Carts will not be emptied.

If residents divert acceptable materials to the recycling cart, divert rigid plastics, scrap metals, textiles, & books to the compost site, divert medications and pet medications to the Norwood Police kiosk, and post for sale or for free other items you no longer want or need, then what is left IS household trash.

Program compliance will save tax dollars.
Program compliance will protect our natural resources.
Program compliance is the right thing to do.
Program compliance is necessary.

Your recycling efforts and program compliance is very much appreciated. Thank you!

Last Updated on Wednesday, 18 February 2015 11:19

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