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.

Textile Recycling 

The Town participates in a free textile recycling program with Helpsy. To schedule a pickup please click here.  

A list of acceptable items are attached here.

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*

*Consult our current guide calendar if the above listed holiday falls on a Saturday or Sunday to confirm collection schedule.

 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.  Please do not place recyclables in plastic bags.

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 the DPW Trash and Recycling office at 978-671-1313 x2.

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.