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Trash Talk


All trash & recycling questions/concerns should go to Waste Management (800) 972-4545 or https://www.wm.com/us

  • 2017 Waste Management Trash & Recycling Schedule
  • Trash must be out by curb by 7 a.m. morning of collection
  • Trash collection will be delayed one day during a holiday week
  • Household trash consists of food waste, clothing, soiled items, unwanted items, etc. Glass, aluminum, plastic, etc. can be recycled
  • Bedding, furniture, bulk items require an appointment – please call 800-972-4545 for collection
  • Building materials will not be collected -please contact a private hauler to remove these items. Building materials consist of of: windows, doors, paneling, 2×4’s, sinks, toilets, bathtubs, etc.
  • Propane tanks will not be collected: Please take to B.J.’s Warehouse on Middlesex Ave or a local swap store for a filled tank
  • Shrubs, hedges and tree limbs over 3’ and 3” diameter will not be collected
  • No hazardous material: There is a HHP (Household Hazardous Product) drop-off open to Medford residents in Lexington.
  • Rugs and carpeting may be put out curbside; must be rolled and tied- please call WM for bulk collection 800-972-4545
  • Trash must be in proper refuse containers i.e. green or blue barrels issued by the city
  • Lawnmowers and snow blowers will be collected- please remove fuel tank