Trash & Recycling

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Trash Stickers: are available for trash bags that will not fit in your trash toter once the lid is down.  Stickers are $5.00 each and once purchased, you place them on your extra trash bags.  Those bags go out on trash day and please make sure the stickers are facing in a way that the trash truck knows to retrieve them.   Bags cannot weigh over 50 pounds, cannot contain construction material and will not be picked up without a trash sticker.

How to purchase Trash Stickers:  you may mail in a request for stickers to the Town Manager Office 1009 Main Street Tewksbury, MA.  You can also drop off your request in the Town Hall drop box located to the left of the parking lot entrance door.   There is also another drop box located between the Town Annex and its parking lot.

Please include a check payable to the Town of Tewksbury for the amount of trash stickers you require ($5.00 per sticker).  Make sure you label your envelope: Town Manager’s Office, and don’t forget to include your contact information (including phone number).

Yard Waste collection is scheduled to begin Monday, May 4, 2020 and will be as follows:

Week of May 4th - Branches

Week of May 11th - Leaves

Week of May 18th - Leaves

Week of May 26th- Leaves

Week of June 8th - Leaves

Week of June 15th - Leaves

How to prepare for Branch Collection:  Branches & Small Shrubs shall be placed

in separate trash barrels or tied into bundles.  Branches shall be NO MORE THAN 3 feet in length and 4 inches in diameter.  Please do not use plastic bags (will NOT be picked up).  Avoid mixing grass clippings, pine needles and pine cones.

How to prepare for Leaf Collection:  Leaves shall be placed in paper bags or separate trash barrels. Leave curbside a few feet away from your trash and recycling toters. 

See for Your Street’s Pick Up DAY.

We continue to monitor the COVID-19 situation to make sure we’re doing the right thing for the communities we serve. This includes working closely with public health experts and other advisors as well as adhering to CDC and OSHA guidance and following state governmental declarations of emergency and stay-at-home orders.  – Republic Services