Trash and Recycling

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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.
Presidents' Day, February 17, 2020  -  will NOT result in a delay for the collection of trash & recycling
All routes will be collected Monday - Friday on the regularly scheduled day.    
The Recycling Center is CLOSED for the month of February and will re-open Monday, March 2, 2020.


The Shell Gas Station at the corner of routes 152 and 106 now sells PINK $1.50 trash stickers.  Orange special waste stickers are not available at this location.
Recycling Center Hours
Mondays  -  8:00 am - 3:00 pm
Saturdays - 8:00 am - 1:00 pm (December, January & March)
Saturdays - 8:00 am - 3:00 pm (April - November)

NOTE: the recycling center is closed the month of February

Residents are reminded a current Recycling Center Pass is required for access

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,
  • Frequently Asked Questions, Click here  (COMING SOON)
  • What can be recycled curbside, Click here for a list

  • What do the recycling symbols mean? Click here.   NOTE:  not everything with a symbol is recyclable curbside

  • Recycling is in trouble, are you part of the problem,

  • Massachusetts State Waste Bans - you can not legally dispose of as trash these items. Click here

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 & 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

On-line Bill Pay - To pay your bills online, click here

Recycling Center Schedule

April - November
Monday  & Saturday - 8:00 am - 3:00 pm

December, January & March
Monday  -  8:00 am - 3:00 pm
Saturday  -  8:00 am - 1:00 pm

NOTE: the recycling center is closed the month of February

Residents are reminded a current Recycling Center Pass is required for access

Compost Bins Available

  • limited supplies -  visit the Board of Health office to purchase
  • Compost Bins $25.00
  • Click here for additional info on Compost Bins

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 & announcements.
  • If the weather is very snowy, please do not put out your trash & recycling so that it get either buried by the plows or covered with falling snow.
  • Please try and place your trash & 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 & 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.  
  • Servere Weather delays sometimes cannot be posted in advance.