I have too much trash. What can I do?

Here are a couple of suggestions:

  1. Compost your food waste. Low-cost backyard compost bins are available at the DPW. Residents can also sign up for curbside organics pick-up with Black Earth Compost.
  2. Make sure you recycle everything you can. Visit Recycle Smart MA for recycling guidelines.
  3. Donate items that are in usable condition to organizations like Goodwill, Salvation Army, or Big Brother/Big Sister. Use the Waste Wizard tool to search for an organization nearby.
  4. Official Overflow Bags are available for sale at Moison's Ace Hardware, Whole Foods, and Stop and Shop. The cost is $10 for a roll of five bags.
  5. If you seem to dispose of excess trash on a regular basis you can also fill out a second cart application using our Online Permitting System. The cost is $185 per year, plus a one-time $75 administration fee with each new application.

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1. I have too much trash. What can I do?
2. How do I schedule a bulky item pick up?
3. My trash/recycling cart is dirty/damaged/broken. Can I request a replacement?
4. Why was my cart moved? It was put down in a different place from where I put it out.
5. Where can I find more information about Special Recycling Events?
6. Where can I find information about Hazardous Waste Collection events?
7. Do I need a resident sticker to access the Compost & Recycling Center?
8. When is Yard Waste collected?