FAQs

Trash and Recycling

What is the Telephone Number for E.L Harvey (Trash/Recycling/Bulk Pickup)?

1-800-321-3002

When Will Trash and Recycling Be Delayed?

Trash and Recycling will be delayed by one day during the following weeks with Monday holiday: May 29, 2017. Refer to 2016-2017 Trash and Recycling Collection Calendar.

Trash and Recycling will also be delayed by one day after the following midweek holidays: December 25, 2016 (Christmas Day) and January 1, 2017 (New Year's Day).

What About Trash and Recycling Collection?

Refer to the Automated Trash and Recycling Collection webpage.

Where Can I Buy Purple Trash Bags?

Bags are available at Cataldo's Hardware - Cumberland Farms - Mobil Service Center, South Street - Shaw's and Big Y in Franklin - Stop & Shop in Franklin, Foxboro and Plainville. Purple trash bags are not available at Town Hall.

Where Can I Buy an Extra Recycling Bin?

Recycling bins may be purchased through the Department of Public Works. Call (508) 384-5477 for more information.

Brush Dump Information

Resident Sticker Required.

Saturdays (1st and 3rd of each month) - April - November (weather permitting) - 9:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.

April Hours

Monday - Friday 7:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. (gates close at 3:00 p.m.)

DPW Brush Dump Summer Hours - May 1, 2017 through September 1, 2017

Monday - Thursday 7:00 a.m to 5:00 p.m. (gates close at 5:00 p.m.)

DPW Brush Dump Fall Hours - September 5, 2016 through November 30, 2017

Monday - Friday 7:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. (gates close at 3:00 p.m.)

For weeks with a holiday, please call the DPW at (508) 384-5477 for hours of operation.

Removal of Trees

What are the Requirements to Cut Down a Street Tree in Front of My House?

It is illegal and a violation of Mass. General Law to damage or cut down any municipal shade tree. There are additional regulations against removal of shade trees on scenic roads. Please contact the Office of the Tree Warden at (508) 384-5477 should you wish to see the removal of any municipal shade tree. There is a legal petitioning process that MUST be followed.

Town Hall

What are Town Hall Hours?

Monday - 8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.
Tuesday - 8:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m.
Wednesday - 8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.
Thursday - 8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.
Friday - 8:00 a.m. to 12 noon

It is recommended that you call the office that you have business with in advance as some offices are only staffed part-time. All Town Offices will be closed on the following holidays: January 16th, February 20th, April 17th, May 29th, September 4th, October 19th, November 11th, November 23th, and December 25th.

Can I Make Payments On-Line?

Click here to link to the On-Line Payment Screen (real estate and personal property taxes, vital records, dog licenses, and Recreation Programs).

What Town Office Sells Dog Licenses?

Dog Licenses for 2017 are available at the Town Clerk's office. An up to date rabies certificate is required. You can find the application form on the Town Clerk's webpage.

Where Do I Go for a Lake Pearl Parking Permit

Per the Board of Selectmen, the sale of Lake Pearl Boat Ramp Permits will be delayed for two months while the fee schedule is investigated. People who want to park at the boat ramp for ice fishing may do so. Permits will be available for sale on March 1, 2017 by online application and will be issued by the Police Department.