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Recycling & Solid Waste
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Contact:
Environmental Affairs Coordinator
553-5524
Solid Waste Hotline
553-5519
Address:
DPW Administrative Building
257 Fisher St.
Franklin, Ma 02038
Phone:
508-553-5500
Fax:
508-520-4939
Hours:
Administration Building Hours:
M, T, Th - 8:00-4:00
W - 8:00-6:00
F - 8:00-1:00
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2/8/16 Notice - Due to the storm trash and recycling will be delayed 1 day for the week.  If your collection day is Monday, it will be picked up on Tuesday and every other day will be delayed 1 day with Friday's pickup on Saturday.  Make sure carts are 3 feet apart, shoveled out and can be picked up by the truck.

NEW comprehensive Recyclopedia on how to dispose of any item.  Over 350 items include Recycling, Disposal and handling options.  Click here or see links in each section of this site.

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The Following are the only holidays where trash and recycling will be delayed:
  • Thanksgiving Day
  • Christmas Day
  • New Years’s Day
  • Memorial Day
  • July 4th
  • Labor Day
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Ben says: Always check your calendar in the annual mailer!





Solid Waste on the go - Snap the QR below for immediate access on your mobile device

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Have Extra Trash or Recycling this Season?

Overflow trash bags are available at the DPW office - 257 Fisher Street, $15 for a sleeve of 5 bags

Recycling can be brought to the Recycling Center - see Recycling Center tab for more details and hours





Yard waste is picked up on your normal trash and recycling day during collection weeks.  Yard waste can consist of leaves, brush and small limbs.  Leaves must be in open barrels or in compostable paper  leaf bags.  Brush must be tied with non-plastic twine no larger than 12 inches by 4 feet long.  No yard waste will be picked up in plastic bags, cardboard boxes or other containers.  Contaminated yard waste will not be picked up.

Yard waste pick up dates are as follows:
  • Week of November 16, 2015
  • Week of May 9, 2016
Do not put yard waste to the curb earlier than your pickup week to keep it from the weather.

 PLEASE REVIEW THE NEW ANNUAL MAILER FOR FOR YARD WASTE  AND HOLDIDAY PICKUP SCHEDULES AND OTHER IMPORTANT DATES AND INFORMATION.



Purpose: The responsibilities of the Solid Waste Division include oversight of the trash and recycling contracts, waste reduction initiatives, management of the Beaver Street Recycling Center and development of recycling initiatives.  Recycling initiatives include recycling awareness, business recycling programs utilizing the cart system and continued expansion of the school programs and the Beaver Street Recycling Facility.

Curbside collection of household trash, recycling, and yard waste is provided by Waste Management.
Waste Management Customer Service:  800-972-4545
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News & Announcements


- The Recycling Center will be open on Sundays (9am - 1 pm) until further notice.

- The town’s new needle/syringe disposal kiosk has been relocated to the lobby of the Police Department on Panther Way as of 1/1/15.

- Visit Waste Management's website for additional information on solid waste solutions and services, such as medical waste, bagsters, compact fluorescent lights, construction debris and more!