Trash & Recycling

Curbside Collection

Collection is five days a week, Monday through Friday, except during holiday weeks. To find your collection day, see Collection Day Listed by Street Name for a complete listing of collection days sorted by street name and section. View Collection Day Shown on Map to see a map of the collection days.


Use the large blue cart for trash and the large green cart for recycling. To schedule pickup for bulk items, white goods, televisions, computers, or large metal items, call Waste Management Customer Service at 800-972-4545.

Waste Management is the contractor that picks up trash, recycling, bulk items, and white goods, as well as spring and fall yard waste collection. Refer to the Residential Recycling and Trash Guide for detailed information.

Observed Holidays for Trash and Recycling


Waste Management observes the following holidays:

  • New Years Day*
  • Memorial Day
  • Independence Day*
  • Labor Day
  • Thanksgiving Day
  • Christmas Day*
*There is no delay if the above listed holiday falls on a Saturday or a Sunday.

 All collections on and following the listed holidays will be delayed by one day, for the remainder of that week.

For any holidays not listed above, collection will be on the regular Monday-Friday schedule.

Single Stream Recycling


Recycling in Billerica is Single Stream Recycling. All your recycling can go together (paper, cardboard, bottles, and cans) into the large green cart. To avoid contamination, all bottles and cans must be emptied and rinsed clean. No plastic bags, trash, or Styrofoam please.  For all the latest information, and to sign up for updates if you like, please click below!

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Missed Trash or Recycling Pickup


If your trash or recycling is not picked up on your collection day, please call Waste Management at 800-972-4545. If you have any unresolved problems with your collection, call Operations Supervisor Steve Robertson at 978-436-9178.

If the missed pickup is reported promptly, a collection for the missed pickup will be scheduled no later than the following business day. If material was not placed out by 7 a.m., or was not correctly prepared, residents must hold on to the material until the next normally scheduled collection day.