DPW Administrative Offices
165 Nahatan Street, Norwood MA 02062
Office Hours: Monday-Friday, 8am-12noon
Doris Burtman, Recycling Program Coordinator
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"In the end, we will conserve only what we love. We only love what we understand. We only understand what we are taught." Babia Dioum Senegalese, Ecologist
RECYCLE - Single Stream Recycling Chart
Per State Waste Ban Regulations 310 CMR the following materials are
BANNED from the trash:
1. Papers, click Recyclable papers list - click Where does this go?
2. Cardboard (clean) click Where does this go?
3. Glass containers - click Where does this go?
4. Tin/metal containers (empty aerosol cans) click Where does this go?
5. Plastic containers only # 1-7 click Where does this go?
6. Leaves, grass & other yard debris
7. Scrap metals
8. TV's. computer monitors, laptops
9. White goods
10. Whole Tires
11. Lead acid batteries
12. Mercury- fluorescent bulbs, button cell batteries, etc...
13. Wood & Construction debris
14. Asphalt, brick & concrete (click text to bring you to the page)
The materials listed above MUST be diverted from the trash and properly recycled.
The CURBSIDE recycling program collects plastic containers #1, # 2, #3 & #4 from the above list. NO STYROFOAM please. Norwood DPW collects and recycles Styrofoam twice a year.
Norwood residents can drop off #6 and #7 as well as #1 #2, #3, #4, & #5
at the Winter Street Compost Site. Call DPW at 781.762.1413 for more info.
Best Buy will accept # 8 and #9 . Best Buy will also accept electronics, cable wires, CD's,DVD's, plastic jewels cases, inkjet cartridges and so much more at no charge.
The Health Department hosts the Bi Annual Recycle Days and schedule vendors to accept #9 (freon appliances), #10, #11 and #12.
Go to Recyclo-pedia to find local drop off sites for ALL other materials.
To read more re State Waste Bans, click MA State Disposal Bans and Municipalities and Waste Ban Compliance Fact Sheet .
Please note: The Town of Norwood is required by law to comply with State Waste Bans. If your carts are noted as being in non-compliance, you will receive an informational non compliance letter from DPW. Please read. Your cooperation with the trash and recycling program rules is appreciated. However, if chronic non compliance becomes an issue, the town reserves the right to refuse trash and recycling services and remove carts from your property.
2013 Recycling Calendar
Keep Mercury Out of the Trash. Its the law.
Separating the curbside recyclables from the trash WILL REDUCE YOUR TRASH by OVER 50%!
What materials/recyclables are collected in the curbside recycling cart?
The curbside single stream recycling program is for the collection of SPECIFIC recyclable materials. Click Revised Single Stream Recycling Chart 3.2011 to view what materials you can place in the recycling cart, which are picked up every other week on your regular trash day.
Can I place Styrofoam in the recycling cart?
NO! Do not put Styrofoam in the town recycling cart! Styrofoam is a major contaminant and must be separated out for a special Styrofoam Recycling collection event. Go to www.refoamit.com for more details.
Do I have to use the town recycling and trash carts?
YES! Recycling and trash carts are the property of the Town of Norwood. Both carts must stay on the assigned property at all times. Please take a few minutes to identify/ mark each cart with the # of your street address and apt #, if applicable. Cart lids should be able to close, otherwise recyclables (or trash) may end up as litter in your neighborhood. The Town reserves the right to refuse pick up of overloaded trash carts and chronic program non compliance. If you are moving, please leave carts in a secure location on the property.
NO STYROFOAM, NO PLASTIC BAGS, NO TRASH in recycling carts.
Can I get another recycling cart?
YES! If you need an additional recycling cart (no charge) please call Town Hall at 781.762.1240.
Where are plastic bags recyclable?
Plastic bag recycling is offered at most grocery stores. They want clean recyclable plastics bags, dry cleaning bags, shrink wrap around tissue paper and paper towels, etc..
What about other materials not accepted in the curbside recycling cart?
Please go to www.earth911.com to find local drop off recycling centers for other materials that can be reused or recycled.
How do I make sure my carts will be emptied every week?
Carts must be curbside by 7am on your regular trash day.
Carts must NOT be blocked by other vehicles, trees, poles, snowbanks, etc...
Carts are at least 3-4 feet apart from each other.
Cart lids should be able to close.
Recycling carts must not be contaminated with trash, plastic bags, Styrofoam or hazardous waste.
Can I borrow trash or recycling carts from family or neighbors?
NO! Trash and recycling carts have been assigned to properties served by the trash/recycling contract. Each property should have 1 trash and 1 recycling cart, unless other arrangements have been made with DPW. DPW reserves the right to remove an unassigned trash cart or refuse trash removal service.
Is there a recycling drop off area in Norwood?
YES! Norwood residents must obtain a permit from the DPW Administrative Offices to use the Winter Street Compost Site, which is open every Saturday from 10am to 3:30pm. Call DPW at 781.762.1423 for more information.
The compost site has drop off trailers for:
books, CDs, DVDs, audiobooks
textiles- the good, bad and the ugly
Rigid hard plastics such furniture, containers, hangers, etc..
NO TRASH. NO FREON CONTAINING APPLIANCES. NO TV'S/ COMPUTERS.
NO PLASTIC BAGS. NO STYROFOAM.
Is there a local scrap yard who will pay me for my scrap metals?
YES! Call Allied Recycling Center in Walpole at 508.668.8699.
To find out when your recycling will be picked up, click the NEW 2013 Recycling Calendar.
Winter Street Compost Site 2sides and read about the other recyclable and reusable materials you can drop off. This flier also provides information re bulky waste. Open to Norwood residents only.
Bay State Textiles wants the GOOD, BAD & the UGLY textiles! Their drop off collection trailer is at the Winter Street Compost Site.
Click Textile Donations
Norwood Animal Shelter
Ongoing donations of BLANKETS, TOWELS, SHEETS & BEDSPREADS are appreciated! Please leave donated textiles in black plastic bags outside the Animal Shelter gates on Rt 1. For more information, call Animal Control Officer Henry Cerqueira at 781.762.3159 .
Books, Audiobooks, Test books, music CD's & DVD'S
Ongoing More Than Words drop off collection box at the Winter Street Compost Site.
Click Book_Container_One_Pager to read more.
The biannual Recycle Days are held twice a year, once in the spring and once in the fall. Spring and Fall Recycle Day events allow residents the opportunity to drop off recyclable materials not accepted in the curbside recycling cart. Some fees applied. The annual Household Hazardous Waste Day is held in conjunction with Spring Recycle Day.
Spring Recycling Day and Household Hazardous Waste Day is Saturday, May 11th. Click
Spring Recycling & Hazardous Waste Day Newsletter 2013 to read more.
Questions? Call the Health Department at 781.762.1240.
Wood and construction debris is a State Waste Ban material. Do not put wood and construction debris in the trash.
Contractors are required to properly dispose, and comply with DEP State Waste Bans. Contractors are not allowed to put wood and construction materials in the residential trash.
Residents are required to comply with DEP StateWaste Bans as well. When the property owner has generated C&D, it is the responsibility of the property owner to find a vendor who will properly dispose, and comply with state waste bans re wood and construction debris.
Styrofoam of any kind is NOT accepted in the town's curbside or at the Winter Street recycling drop off area. It is stronlgy recommended to avoid the use of Styrofoam in favor of reusable and easily recyclable products. It is estimated Styrofoam will still be in landfills 500+ years from now.
Styrofoam is only recyclable when it is collected separately by a Styrofoam recycling vendor and is not contaminated by food or other plastics. Please visit www.refoamit.com to view what Styrofoam is accepted and what Styrofoam is NOT accepted. For further information visit www.refoamit.com.
Norwood DPW hosted its 3rd Styrofoam Recycling ONE Day Event on 12.26.2012. The first two Styrofoam Recycling events collected and diverted a total of 950 lbs of Styrofoam from the trash to a clean (non contaminated) Styrofoam recycling stream. Considering Styrofoam weighs next to nothing that is a lot of Styrofoam! Congratulations Norwood residents!
If you have Styrofoam peanuts, the UPS Store on Rt 1A in Walpole will accept and reuse the Styrofoam peanuts in their packaging materials. UPS Store phone # is (508) 668-8700, if you want to call ahead.
If you have any questions about what other materials are recyclable or reusable and where these recyclable materials should go, please visit www.earth911.org or email
Best Buy offers the BEST TAKE BACK PROGRAM! Best Buy will take back (at NO charge) electronics, computers, tv's, stands, mounts & furniture, digital cameras, and much more, even if you didn't buy it at Best Buy. Go to Best Buy Take Back Program to learn more.
Best Buy also offers a Trade In & Save Program. Best Buy will give a Best Buy gift card for gently used electronics and games. Go to Best Buy Trade In Program to learn more.
Best Buy also has a kiosk in the store lobby for the collection and recycling of DVD's, CD's, CD jewel (plastic cases), cable wires, and more. If you go to Best Buy Kiosk and scroll down of the left side of the web page you can click on a link for the kiosk.
It is strongly encouraged residents divert all electronics to Best Buy. Best Buy requires all recyclers retained to comply with standards regarding the recycling of products collected through our programs. Click Best Buy Recycling Standards for more information.
Rechargeable batteries must be recycled. Button cell batteries are hazardous waste and must be properly disposed. Button cell batteries are found in hearing aids, watches, greeting cards, and pagers. If they end up in land fills, the metals in the batteries can leach in to the soil or ground water. If incinerated, the battery can explode and release toxic materials either in to the air or concentrated in the ash that is left after burning.
There are several options to recycling rechargeable batteries:
1. Click rechargeable battery drop off locations; look on the right side bar and you will see local stores that participate in battery recycling drop off program. Purchase new rechargeable batteries at a store that offers a drop off battery recycling program.
2. Drop off your hazardous batteries at the Norwood Board of Health office; call 781.762.1240 x 176.
3. Drop off at Norwood's annual Hazardous Waste Day, which is held in May.
Click here to learn more about the recycling process of button cell batteries.
Click alkaline battery recycling companies to find out how you can recycle alkaline batteries.
Oil based paints are hazardous waste and cannot go in the trash. Oil based paints can be brought to the town's annual Household Hazardous Waste (HHW) Day sponsored by the Norwood Public Health Department. If you have any questions about hazardous waste or the annual HHW Day, please call 781.762.1240 and ask for the Health Department.
Latex based paints are not hazardous and cannot be recycled. To avoid disposal, please seek out reuse options at Earth911 paint reuse . If you are going to dispose of latex paint, it must be hardened before disposal. Simply remove the paint can cover and let the paint dry out. To speed up the latex paint drying out process, a latex paint hardener packet is available for purchase at the Norwood Board of Health or at Babels Paint or at Home Depot. Once the paint has hardened and is solid, toss the solid latex paint and the paint can in the trash.
Aerosol paint cans can be tossed in the single stream recycling cart as long as it is empty. Please avoid disposal and consider donating to neighbors or Salvation Army or go to www.earth911.com .
Earth911 is an independent website to help you find what and where other materials can be recycled or reused. This is a guide to local resources, how to recycle, prevent pollution and how to help protect the environment. Please go to www.earth911.com to read more.
The 1*800*RECYCLING.com is the Recycling Location Search Engine. Simply enter your zip code and click the materials icon you are interested in finding a home for and then press enter. The following page will provide you an extensive listing of take back and local recycling programs in the 02062 area. If you scroll down just a bit, you can stay up to date via Recycling News.
Freecycle is a 100 percent non-profit organization that gives people an opportunity to get and give away usable items. The point is to keep items in good condition out of the trash, whether it is incineration or landfilling. With Freecycle, a person can offer, for free, any items that he/she would like to get rid of. Members can also browse the group emails for free stuff. The only catch is Freecycle does not pick up or deliver anything. All material exchanges have to be arranged between the participation members. Go to www.freecycle.org .
Click Green Glossary to search for a recycling/environmental term and its definition.
Connect to green living information, news, interviews and resources. Join GoGreen and support local green business. Click Go Green Web Directory to read more.
The Town of Norwood offers weekly curbside trash pick up. To find out when your trash will be picked up, click Trash recycle by street .
TOWN TRASH CARTS BELONG TO THE TOWN.
1.Trash carts are NOT to leave the property they have been assigned to.
2.Each property (1-6 units) has been assigned one 64g trash cart and one 96g recycling cart.
3.If you have a multifamily unit, and you do not need a trash/recycling cart, call DPW at 781.762.1413 and they will be removed from your property.
4.Trash carts cannot be given to family members or neighbors.
UNASSIGNED TRASH CARTS WILL BE REMOVED BY DPW AT ANY TIME.
TRASH CARTS ARE FOR HOUSEHOLD TRASH ONLY. Household trash must fit into the 64 gallon trash cart. Trash carts lids should be able to close.
OVERLOADED TRASH CARTS OR TRAS LEFT OUTSIDE THE TRASH CART WILL NOT BE PICKED UP.
RELOADING YOUR TRASH CARTS IS STRICTLY PROHIBITED.
MOVE OUT TRASH IS THE RESPONSIBILITY OF THE PROPERTY OWNER, NOT THE TOWN.
Upon move out, please leave the trash and recycling carts in a secure location (gargage, shed, basement) for the new residents.
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