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Curbside Recycle/Trash Program Guidelines

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Only approved WM carts issued 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.

Carts must be placed at the edge of the roadway with wheels facing away from the street. 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. alt

Collection Schedule-New Residents!

To find out what day of the week your address is schedule for curbside trash (1x/week) and recycling
(every other week) services, please click
here .

2015 Recycling Calendar


Accepted recyclables must be placed in the cart loosely. Do not place plastic bags of recyclables in your recycling cart. Plastic bags of any kind jam the huge single stream recycling machines at the recycling facility. The driver will reject your recycling cart at the curb.

The Town of Norwood seeks to be in compliance with Ma State Waste Bans
alt301 CMR 19.017.

Please refer to the yellow banner on the side which states what materials
Massachusetts residents are required to recycle.

However, the only materials you can place in the curbside recycling cart are:
RECYCLABLE PAPERS (& cardboard & milk cartons (empty)

For more information please click Recycle Often, Recycle Right to view a chart re what can and cannot go in the town curbside recycle carts.

For example: YARD DEBRIS, FLOWERS, ORGANIC DEBRIS & DIRT are not allowed in trash or recycle carts. Residents can: 1. purchase a backyard Earth Machine compost bin from the Board of Health for just $20.00. Please call BOH at 781.762.1240 X 17 or 2. bag organic yard debris in tall brown leaf bags for curbside pick up (April though November) or 3. drop off at Winter Street Compost Site. Residential permit needed. Call DPW at 781.762.1413 for more information.

If you have another material which is not allowed in the trash or recycle cart,
then please go to or go to or email This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it

6. Recyclables are collected every other week on your regular collection day. Place ONLY the acceptable recyclable materials. Click Recycle Often. Recycle Right.

Property owners are responsible for program compliance. Property owners of multifamilies are responsible for their tenants compliance. To read more click
Waste Bans for Property Managers.

Second recycling carts are available to residents at no charge. Please call town hall at 781.762.1240 for more information.

Cart replacement?Should a problem occur (broken wheel, lid broke) please call Waste Management at 800.972.4545 to request a cart repair or cart replacement.

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

Last Updated on Thursday, 02 July 2015 10:02

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