Trash and Recycling

Automated Trash and Recycling Collection

The Town utilizes automated curbside trash and recycling collection. Residents use a blue 96 gallon wheeled cart for recycling and a black 35 gallon wheeled cart for trash.

All trash and recyclables intended for curbside collection must be properly placed in the provided wheeled carts and properly placed curbside by 7 AM.

Trash is collected weekly on your normally scheduled day. Trash intended for collection must be properly placed in the official Town provided black 35 gallon wheeled cart or in the official Pay-As-You-Throw (PAYT) purple bags. Trash placed in any other manner will not be collected.

Recycling is collected bi-weekly on your currently scheduled collection day. Recycling intended for collection must be properly placed in the official Town provided blue 96 gallon wheeled cart. Additional wheeled recycling carts may be placed for collection. Additional carts must be the Town's official cart or properly labelled as recycling. If it is not an official Town cart, it must be compatible with the automated collection equipment to receive service. 

Bulky and hard to manage wastes (TVs, mattresses, refrigerators, ACs, furniture, etc.) are collected by appointment only. Eligible households may utilize this service up to once per month.

E.L. Harvey - 1-800-321-3002

All inquiries on the trash/recycling program should be directed to the Department of Public Works at 508-384-5477.

2016-2017 Recycle Calendar

See 2016-2017 Calendar for the holiday schedule for Trash Pickup. Note that there may be changes to the schedule during inclement weather and a general notice of these types will be posted on the front page of the Town's website.

Purple Bags

Purple bags are available for purchase for $10.00 (for a roll of 5 bags) at Cataldo's Hardware - Cumberland Farms - Mobil Service Center, South Street - Shaw's and Big Y in Franklin - Stop & Shop in Franklin, Foxboro and Plainville. Purple trash bags are NOT available at Town Hall.

Additional Recycling Carts

Additional Recycling carts are available for purchase through the Town.  Call the Department of Public Works at 508-384-5477 for further information.

Residential Drop-off Single Stream Recycling now available at the Public Works Department

On a trial basis, the Department of Public Works will be providing a container for residents to place their Single Stream, no sort co-mingled recyclables. The intent of this service is for residents who are eligible for curbside service and occasionally exceed the limitations of the curbside service or miss a scheduled collection.

This service is only available during the Department of Public Works normally scheduled work hours. Residents will be required to show ID and sign in before being allowed into the secured area of the property.
This service is not for commercial uses or for excessive amounts of materials usually associated with commercial operations.

No trash, construction materials, cans or bottles containing paint, aerosols, hazardous materials, broken glass, window glass, dishes, Pyrex, ceramics, light bulbs, plastic bags or Styrofoam will be accepted.

Recyclable materials eligible for drop-off are:

  • Clean paper; newspapers, magazines, paperboard, corrugated cardboard, phone books, brown bags, junk mail, office paper, milk cartons and juice boxes
  • Glass bottles/jars, all colors and sizes
  • Aluminum/tin/steel cans
  • Aluminum foil/pie plates
  • All plastic containers labeled 1-7
  • Aseptic juice boxes

For more information please contact the Department of Public Works at 508-384-5477.

Recyling Committee

The Wrentham Recycling Committee is appointed by the Board of Selectmen on an annual basis to oversee the town's pay-as-you-throw program, the mercury collection program, the rechargeable battery collection program and household hazardous waste day. Members of the committee also serve on the Southeast Regional Recycling Partnership (SERR) Committee which is a regional recycling group that develops regional recycling programs to serve the Foxboro, Mansfield, North Attleboro, Plainville and Wrentham area.

Commingled Recycling

Your recycling can be commingled. No need to separate your paper and cardboard from your plastic containers, glass and metals.

Compost Bins

Compost bins are available for $32.00. Please email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. for more information or to purchase one.

Rain Barrels

Skyjuice Rain Barrels are now available for purchase. They are $75.00 each. For more information or to purchase one, please e-mail This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..