Trash & Recycling
Recycling Center & Compost Area - Winter Hours
The recycling center will be open, Mondays December 26th & January 2nd from 8:00 am - 3:00 pm.
Holiday Collection Schedule
Online Bill Pay
Mattress & Box Springs
Effective immediately the towns trash hauler, EL. Harvey and Sons, will no longer pick up mattresses and box springs as they have been added to the State's "Waste Ban" list.
Effectively immediately, passenger car tires will cost $5 each, payable in orange $2.50 trash stickers; therefore you will need two stickers. Large tires are not accepted.
Recycling Center & Compost Area Hours
Residents are reminded a current Recycling Center Pass is required for access.
April to November
- Mondays, 8 am to 3 pm
- Saturdays, 8 am to 3 pm
December, January & March
- Mondays, 8 am to 3 pm
- Saturdays, 8 am to 1 pm
Closed the month of February.
Bulky Good Collection
Call EL. Harvey and Sons at 800-321-3002 to schedule a Monday Collection. This service is for those on the Municipal trash program only.
Trash Stickers Required on All Bags
Please be advised that a pink $1.50 trash sticker is required on all trash bags. Bag size is a maximum of 35 gallons and 35 pounds. We are unable to collect trash bags that do not have a trash sticker attached in order to continue to provide a Municipal Collection Program to our residents. The municipal refuse collection program is funded solely through the purchase of trash stickers and payment of the annual fee.
Trash stickers may be purchased at the following locations:
- Ava's Market - 80 Taunton Street
- Cumberland Farms - 139 South Street
- Hilltop Stop - 56 Washington Street
- Mobil Fuel Mart - 11 Taunton Street
- Plainville Smoke Shop - 120 South Street
- Shell Gas Station - 10 Taunton Street
- South Liquor Mart - 431 South Street
- Stop and Shop - Taunton Street
Residents may request trash sticker by mail as follows:
Send a standard size (Number 10, 4 1/8-inch by 9 1/2-inch) self-addressed stamped envelope with a check payable to Town of Plainville for the appropriate number of trash stickers requested. Do not include postage in the check. Please include a phone number. Allow 1 week for delivery.
Board of Health
P. O. Box 1717
Plainville, MA 02762
1 to 14 stickers require one $0.55 stamp.
Maximum amount of stickers by mail is 14.
Recycle Smart Massachusetts
Visit this website for information on statewide recycling education. There is also a search tool where residents can search for hundreds of items to find out how to properly manage them.
Recycling Center Closures
The following holidays are the only ones that result in a delay or the recycling center being closed:
- New Years Day
- Memorial Day
- July 4th
- Labor Day,
Further Recycling Information
- See a list of what can be recycled curbside
- What do the recycling symbols mean? (PDF)Note: Not everything with a symbol is recyclable curbside
- Recycling is in trouble. Are you part of the problem?
- Massachusetts State Waste Bans - You cannot legally dispose of as trash these items.
Only properly prepared and acceptable recyclables will be collected curbside. Items placed in the recycling bin/container that are not acceptable will result in the bin/container not being emptied. Please visit the town website under "Trash and Recycling", Plainville Curbside Collection, Recyclables Material Preparation" for information on recycling.
Because of high contamination rates, recycling facilities have begun to charge to process recyclables. We are attempting to keep costs at a minimum and appreciate your understanding. Should you have any questions, please do not hesitate to call the Board of Health office at 508-695-3010, ext. 5.
Compost Bins Available
There are limited supplies - visit the Board of Health office to purchase. They cost $25.
New Clothing & Textile Recycling Bin Located at the Recycling Center
Trash & Recycling Weather Delay Information
Weather delay information will be posted here and on Plainville Cable channel 11.
Visit the Town home page website to sign up for news and announcements.
If the weather is very snowy, please do not put out your trash and recycling so that it gets either buried by the plows or covered with falling snow.
Please try and place your trash and recycling in a spot that the drivers can reach without climbing high snow banks.
Please make sure recyclables are covered or contained during windy days to prevent blowing material.
The trash and recycling drivers will do their best to make sure the routes are collected on time. However, safety is a priority for the drivers and others on the road.
Severe Weather delays sometimes cannot be posted in advance.