Recycling is done by automated single-stream collection, using green 64-gallon town-supplied recycle carts. Residents should place their recycling carts at the curbside by 7 a.m. on collection day (no earlier than 5 p.m. on the day before).
Carts must be 3 feet away from any obstacles, the handle and wheels of the cart must face away from the street, and the cart lid must be closed.
All recyclables can go together in the same cart. The following items should be recycled:
Cardboard- Loose in cart, or cut and bundled 16"x30"x 8" thick maximum.
Plastic, glass, and metal bottles or cans
For a complete list of recyclable materials click here.
Do not place recyclables in plastic bags. All recyclable material must be free of food, grease, and dirt. Pizza boxes are now being accepted in your recycling bin with all food removed and minimal grease stains. Packing material including plastic shrink wrap and Styrofoam are not recyclable.
Recyclopedia for Massachusetts Department of Environmental Protection