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Framingham Recycling Information

Framingham Municipal curbside recycling program, 96 gallon single-stream recycling cart

Municipal Curbside Recycling

(and Trash Pickup Days)

Curbside recycling in Framingham is weekly, on the same day as regular trash picked is scheduled. To find out what day your trash and recycle bin will be picked up, use our alphabetic street listing of Trash Pickup Days.

The Town provides wheeled recycling carts designed specifically for "single stream recycling", (opposed to the older system when materials needed to be sorted). Now all recyclables can be placed in the cart. Sorting is no longer necessary.

What Can or Can't Be Put in Cart to Be Recycled?

What Can be Put in Cart:

  • Glass Bottles and Jars, (clear, green and brown)
  • Plastic Containers, (plastic recycling numbers: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, or 7)
  • Aluminum (deposit and non-deposit aluminum cans, foil pie plates, aluminum trays)
  • Tin Cans
  • Cardboard Boxes, (2ft X 2ft pieces or smaller
  • Cereal Boxes, Cookie Boxes, etc. (with liners removed)
  • Clean Pizza Boxes
  • White and Colored Paper
  • Wrapping Paper
  • Newspapers and Magazines
  • Junk Mail

What Can't be Put in Cart:

  • Trash
  • Broken Glass Dishes
  • Light Bulbs
  • Aluminum Foil
  • Plastic Bags
  • Plastic Wrap
  • Motor Oil Cans
  • Yard Waste
  • Soiled Paper
  • Soiled Pizza Boxes
  • Wood
  • Styrofoam
  • Aerosol Cans
  • Paint Cans

Notes About Use of Recycle Cart:

  • Carts are emptied using mechanical arm on recycling trucks.

  • Leave cart 4' - 5' from any parked cars or recycling truck may not be able to empty cart.

  • Cut cardboard into pieces small enough so they don't get stuck preventing cart from being emptied.

  • Flatten boxes, cans and plastic containers to maximize use of cart.

  • Be sure to leave cart at curb with arrow on lid pointing toward street.

As of July 1, 2011, curbside recycling is done by automated trucks which pick up container with a mechanical arm. This makes it more important that container is facing proper direction, (with arrow on lid pointing toward street), and with enough room on from parked cars or other obstructions.

Trash or Recycling Pickup on Holidays

Whenever a scheduled collection day falls on a holiday, that day's collection and all remaining collections for the week will be delayed one day. Friday's collection will be on Saturday. This schedule will be in effect for the following observed holidays:

  • New Year's Day
  • Martin Luther King Day
  • President's Day
  • Patriot's Day
  • Memorial Day
  • Columbus Day
  • Thanksgiving Day
  • Christmas Day

Additional Info about Framingham Municipal Recycling:

The municipal recycling program in the Town of Framingham is administered by the Department of Public Works, Solid Waste Division, (508)-532-6001. Curbside recycling is contracted to and performed by Waste Management, Inc., (800) 972-4545. For additional information contact the Town of Framingham Recycling Coordinator by sending email to: recycling@framinghamMa.gov.


PCExchange, (located in the Saxonville mill), recycles computers and many other types other electronics FREE of charge! (NOTE: charges may apply for television sets and CRT type computer monitors).

Call or email to make arrangements to drop-off a single old computer -- or arrange to have a truckload of outdated electronics picked up, (also FREE). Drop-off is during normal business hours, (Monday - Friday, 8:00AM to 5:00PM). Pickup may be available in Framingham and surrounding towns.

Note: When PCExchange recycles computers or other electronics which contain personal data, all data is destroyed, (again, for FREE), and equipment is recycled using environmentally friendly "green" processes which are RFPA, HIPAA, and FMA / GLB compliant!

1 Watson Place
Framingham, MA 01701
Phone: 508-788-6326
Phone: (866)540-9999 (toll free)
Email: recycle@pcexchange.com

Construction Debris Recycling

The Town of Framingham does not accept construction debris in the curbside trash or recycling programs, and does not accept it at the Town's recycling center.

Framingham residents have several options to dispose of construction debris.

Conigliaro Industries accepts all types and amounts construction and demolition debris including lumber, pallets, metal duct work, flashing, HVAC units, steel beams, PVC and rubber products, polystyrene, shingles and other roofing material, carpet, wallboard, ceiling tiles, fluorescent lights, cardboard and other sheet and roll goods. Also accepts wood and metal office furnishings, paper products, mattresses, all types of foam, plastic, glass and many other materials. Many items require a fee to dump. Open Monday through Friday, 7:00AM to 4:30PM for receiving. Contact Conigliaro directly for pricing and additional information.

Conigliaro Industries
701 Waverly St
Framingham, MA 01702
Tel: (508) 872-9668
Tel: (888) 266-4425 (toll-free)
Fax: (508) 653-6672
Email: sales@conigliaro.com
Website: www.conigliaro.com

Marlboro Transfer Station, (also known as "Post Road Transfer & Recovery" or simply "PRTR"), accepts construction and demolition debris, household trash and other solid waste. Open Monday through Friday 7:00AM to 5:00PM. Call ahead for pricing and any special requirements for the type of material you need to dispose of.

Marlboro Transfer Station
(operated by Waste Management, Inc.)
791 Boston Post Rd.
Marlborough MA, 01752
Tel: (508) 481-0336
Email: csboston@wm.com
Website: wm.com

Scrap Metal Recycling

The Town of Framingham does accept some scrap metal, but you may get paid for the metal from other area recyclers.

Framingham Salvage
120 Waverly St
Framingham MA, 01702
Tel: (508) 872-4393
Website: www.framinghamsalvage.com

Metals recycling company located on Rt. 135 in Downtown Framingham. Pays for copper, brass, stainless steel, aluminum, lead, light iron, cast iron, radiators, electric motors, electric and communication wire, nickel, and all exotic metals.

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