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Why is recycling important?

1. Diverting curbside recyclable materials to the 96g recycling cart saves taxpayer dollars! 
2. Recycling reduces the cost of trash saving taxpayer dollars!
3. The recycling industry keeps Americans employed! Employed Americans keep our taxes down.
4. Reducing trash and recycling  protects our natural resources, reduces pollutants, & greenhouse gases and protects environmental and public health.
5. Recycling is the right thing to do
6. People feel better when they recycle. Recycling is empowering. Its the one thing we can do everyday to keep our taxes down and protect our environment and public health.

The recycling industry NEEDS MORE OF THE ACCEPTABLE RECYCLABLE MATERIALS to not only stay in business, but to grow their business. Keep in mind the recycling industry provides much needed jobs to Americans with the possibility of increasing employment opportunities for Americans.

What are curbside recyclables?

Curbside recyclables are specific materials allowed in the recycling cart and are picked up at the "curb."
Click Recycle Right and learn what materials are allowed in the recycle cart.
Click SingleStreamRecyclingChart 2014 to view in more detail what materials are accepted in the recycling cart.


What is cart contamination?
Contamination happens when other materials are tossed in with the curbside materials contaminating the town's recyclable load. For example, when residents toss plastic silverware, Styrofoam cups, garden hoses, plastic bags or clothes or plastic toys in the 96g recycling, then the recycling cart is considered contaminated. The WM driver will tag your cart as contaminated and will leave your cart behind.

Are the carts provided by the town?

YES! Norwood provides curbside recycling and trash services for single family homes and multifamily homes with 2-6 units only. Each home or unit is provided with 1 96g recycling cart and 1 64g trash cart. The town will also provide a 2nd 96g recycling cart at no charge.  We don't want residents to throw curbside recyclables in the trash because your recycling cart is full before the bimonthly pick up date.  Call the general manager's office at 781.762.1240 and speak with Dorothy re obtaining a 2nd recycling cart. Please note: trash and recycling carts belong to the Town of Norwood. If you are moving within the town or out of town, leave all carts on the property. Do NOT remove carts from the property they were originally assigned.

Recycling cart is the larger 96g cart with yellow lid.

96g recycle cart & 64g trash cart

Who do I call if my carts are damaged?

Please call the Waste Management broken cart phone number at 1.800.972.4545.  WM will send someone out to repair or replace your cart-no charge. Your damaged cart must be out in order for them to swap it out for a new cart.

What are the trash and recycling guidelines?

1. The trash and recycling curbside contract services single family homes, condos as well as 2, 3,
     4,5,6 family homes. The town does NOT service businesses or commercial buildings. Businesses, day care,
     hair salons, florists, dentists, funeral homes, etc...must hire their own private trash/recycling hauler.
2. Only WM carts provided by the Town of Norwood will be serviced.

3. Cart placement- cart lids should be closed. Waste Management's 3 foot rule must be followed, if you want  
    your carts serviced.  




4.  Be sure your carts are curbside by 7am on your trash and recycling day. WM drivers do not "go back" if your carts are not curbside

5. Only place "curbside recyclables" in the 96g recycling cart. 

For "other recyclables" such as plastic bags, Styrofoam, electronics, scrap metals, clothes and other textiles, rigid plastics, etc.....please click  here .

NOTE: If you would like a 2nd recycling cart at no charge, please call the General Manager's office at 781.762.1240 and speak with Dorothy. Please don't throw recyclables materials in the trash because your recycling cart is full.






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