Automated Trash and Recycling Collection
The Town utilizes automated curbside trash and recycling collection. Residents use a blue 96 gallon wheeled cart for recycling and a black 35 gallon wheeled cart for trash.
All trash and recyclables intended for curbside collection must be properly placed in the provided wheeled carts and properly placed curbside by 7 AM.
Trash is collected weekly on your normally scheduled day. Trash intended for collection must be properly placed in the official Town provided black 35 gallon wheeled cart or in the official Pay-As-You-Throw (PAYT) purple bags. Trash placed in any other manner will not be collected.
Recycling is collected bi-weekly on your currently scheduled collection day. Recycling intended for collection must be properly placed in the official Town provided blue 96 gallon wheeled cart. Additional wheeled recycling carts may be placed for collection. Additional carts must be the Town's official cart or properly labelled as recycling. If it is not an official Town cart, it must be compatible with the automated collection equipment to receive service.
Bulky and hard to manage wastes (TVs, mattresses, refrigerators, ACs, furniture, etc.) are collected by appointment only. Eligible households may utilize this service up to once per month.
E.L. Harvey - 1-800-321-3002
All inquiries on the trash/recycling program should be directed to the Department of Public Works at 508-384-5477.
2016-2017 Recycle Calendar
See 2016-2017 Calendar for the holiday schedule for Trash Pickup. Note that there may be changes to the schedule during inclement weather and a general notice of these types will be posted on the front page of the Town's website.
EL Harvey Trash Contract
The Town of Wrentham entered into a 5-Year Contract with EL Harvey for trash and recycling removal on July 1, 2016. The Contract is valid through June 30, 2021. Click here to view a copy of the signed agreement.
Purple bags are available for purchase for $10.00 (for a roll of 5 bags) 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.
Additional Recycling Carts
Additional Recycling carts are available for purchase through the Town. Call the Department of Public Works at 508-384-5477 for further information.
The Wrentham Recycling Committee is appointed by the Board of Selectmen on an annual basis to oversee the town's pay-as-you-throw program, the rechargeable battery collection program and household hazardous waste day. Members of the committee also serve on the Southeast Regional Recycling Partnership (SERR) Committee which is a regional recycling group that develops regional recycling programs to serve the Foxboro, Mansfield, North Attleboro, Plainville and Wrentham area.
Your recycling can be commingled. No need to separate your paper and cardboard from your plastic containers, glass and metals.