Trash & Recycling
John J. Carroll Administration Building
1 Lyman Place, Norwood MA 02062
If you would like to be notified of trash and recycling delays as well as emergencies click http://www.norwoodma.gov/residents/ems_swift_911/index.php
The Town of Norwood now has a Residential Food Scrap Program in place. Please follow the link to get more information. Additionally, if you want your compost picked up and hauled away, Black Earth Compost has started pickup in Norwood. Follow the link to their website, click on residential, scroll down and enter your address to get more information.
Please click Trash and Recycling Reduction Tip #1 for nine easy and effective reduction tips.
Trash and Recycling collection and disposal costs are determined by the weighted amount we put into our respective carts. See how you can make a difference and reduce our costs and save the Town money so it can be used for more important things such as our schools, roadways and other important services.
2019 Trash and Recycling Calendar
Trash and Recycling Schedule By Street
Recycling's Most Common Contaminants
Recycle Right - What Can Be Recycled
Food Waste Composting
CD and DVD Recycling Information
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- Trash is picked up weekly. Recycling is picked up every other week. Trash and recycle carts must be curbside by 7:00 a.m. on your regularly scheduled trash day. Drivers will not go back if you don't have your carts out curbside.
- Please follow the 3 foot rule when placing your carts curbside. Carts need to be three feet away from everything else. It is your responsibility to space the carts correctly. It is your responsibility to place carts where drivers can empty them.
- Carts must be placed at the edge of the roadway with wheels facing away from the street.
- Please be sure cart lids are closed.
What are items DO NOT belong in my Recycling bin?
How do I get a new Trash or Recycling cart?
If you just moved into a single to six family home, the previous tenant or homeowner should have left the carts for you to use. The carts are property of the Town not the homeowner or tenant. If for some reason you need an additional cart, please bring the completed form with your information to Town Hall, General Manager's Office located on the First Floor.
Additional Trash Cart Form
Additional Recycle Cart Form
How do you replace/repair damaged carts?
Call Waste Management at 800-972-4545 to report the damage. Waste Management will come out and inspect your container and replace or repair as necessary.
What can I put in my recycle cart?
Here is a guide which is a visual of what can go into your recycling cart. Additionally visit the Recycle Often Recycle Right Waste Management web page for a guide to what you can place in your recycling carts. All recycle materials must be free of food residue. Please rinse and empty all containers made from glass, tin, and recyclable plastics. Absolutely no trash, plastic bags, yard waste, Styrofoam, clothes, wood, electronics, or mercury products can be placed in the recycle cart. White Styrofoam or closed-cell extruded polystyrene foam, can be brought to the Winter Street Recycling Center for disposal.
What can I put in my trash cart?
Trash carts are only for residential household trash. Absolutely no commercial waste, wood construction, vinyl siding, yard waste, paint, household hazardous waste, textiles, scrap metals or mercury products are allowed in trash carts. Waste Management drivers are required by State Law to leave carts behind, if they see any of the above items in the trash cart.
How do I purchase a compost bin?
Norwood DPW sells two types of compost bins - the Earth Machine for $20.00 and the Dual Composting Tumbler for $50. Since we offer composters at a deep discount we request that you fill out a Composting Pledge form so we can keep track of who's purchased the bins. Eventually you'll receive an online survey asking about your composting experience. Additionally you will receive a counter top scrap bucket to collect kitchen scraps. Public Works is located at 1 Lyman Place. Please stop by between the hours of 7am - 3pm to purchase a bin. Additionally, please click MaDEP Home Composting Tips to learn more about composting. To view a readable chart, click Composting 101
Does the town have a rain barrel program?
At this time the town doesn't offer rain barrels for sale. The Commonwealth of Massachusetts offers information on Rain Barrels and other conservation tools.