Trash & Recycling Update

John J. Carroll Administration Building
1 Lyman Place, Norwood MA 02062

Phone: 781-762-1413

2024 Trash and Recycling Calendar

New Waste Ban in Effect November 1, 2022.
Effective November 1, 2022, mattresses, box springs and textiles can no longer be disposed of in landfills, transfer stations or waste to energy facilities in Massachusetts. These items must be properly disposed of at facilities that promote their recycling. Fortunately, Norwood has had these facilities in place for many years so, the recycling of these items remains simple.

Trash & Recycling Bin Repair.
For any damaged trash or recycling bins that need repair, call the Public Works Dispatch at (781) 762-1413.  Waste Management will typically send a representative the Friday of the report. 

Mattresses and Box Springs
If you are getting a new mattress and box spring, please take advantage of the retailer removing and recycling the old mattress and box spring for you. You can also bring your old mattress and box spring to the Winter Street Recycling Facility on Saturdays between 8:00 am and 1:30 pm. Maximum 3 items per week and a residential sticker is required for entrance. Please make sure the mattress and box springs are dry, clean and not infested with bugs. If they are not dry, clean or free of bugs, they will be rejected.
The mattresses and box springs are then taken to a facility that remove and separate the fabric, wood and metal springs for reuse.

Textiles are clothes, shoes, belts, linens, towels, curtains, cloth accessories, etc. They should never go in the recycling cart and now are not allowed to be put into your trash cart (unless they are moldy or contaminated - then they can go in the trash).
If you have items that are reusable, consider donating them to a local thrift store. Otherwise, take advantage of the 10 convenient textile drop off boxes throughout Town. There is a textile box at every school and at the Winter Street Recycling Facility.
These textile boxes take "the good, bad and the ugly". Just make sure they are dry and clean. If you have a ripped shirt, they'll take it. If you have only one shoe, they'll take it. Clink on the Recycling Textiles tab below for more info.

Home Accents String Lights
The drop off for recycling sting lights is located at the Public Works building (1 Lyman Pl). and the Winter St recycling facility.  

Winter Street Recycling Facility Hours 
The Winter Street Recycling Facility is open on Saturdays, 8:00 am - 1:30 pm.

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.

Curbside pickup of textiles, also known as the Pink Bags, notified us that they are no longer providing their service to communities.

You can still drop off textiles at the drop off boxes located at all the schools, the Savage Center and, the Winter Street Recycling Facility (Saturdays ONLY). If the drop off boxes are full, please do not leave bags on the ground - thank you for protecting the workers doing the pickup! 

Household Hazardous Waste Day
See you at the next Household Hazardous Waste Day on May 11, 2024.

Trash and Recycling Schedule By Street

Recycling's Most Common Contaminants

Recycle Right - What Can Be Recycled

Textile Recycling

Food Waste Composting

CD and DVD Recycling Information

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Curbside Guidelines

  • 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?

How do you replace/repair damaged carts?

What can I put in my recycle cart?

What can I put in my trash cart?

How do I purchase a compost bin?

Does the town have a rain barrel program?