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You can utilize any type of trash bag inside your City issued trash cart. Any additional trash that is not in your City issued cart would have to be put in the city bag for service.
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For disposal of bulk items such as couches, mattresses and box springs, and toilets, please call Waste Management at (800) 972-4545. There is a $29 fee per item. For any items that are metal or electronic, please call 508-822-1579 to schedule an appointment.
Metal (Food and beverage cans - must empty and rinse)
Plastic (Bottles, jars, jugs, and tubs - must empty and replace cap)
Glass (Bottles and jars - must empty and rinse)
Paper and Cardboard (Mixed paper, newspaper, magazines, boxes - empty and flatten)
NO PLASTIC BAGS OR STYROFOAM. NO FOOD OR LIQUID. NO CLOTHING OR LINENS. NO TANGLERS (hoses, wires, chains, or electronics)
Items should be placed loosely in toter not bagged or confined.
There is a limit of 4 tires per unit that can be disposed of yearly. Tires are collected during our paint and auto waste collection events. The events are held on Saturdays at the recycling center. The hours are 9am -1pm.
Paint products may be dropped off at the Recycling Center during the paint/auto waste drop off events.
The events are held on Saturdays from 9am -1pm at the recycling center. This service ends November 26, 2022.
Latex paints can be thrown in the trash provided there is no free liquid. Leave tops off to dry out or mix the paint with speedi-dry or kitty litter until there is no free liquid. After completely dry, this can go in to the trash. If this does not fit in your blue cart, double bag it and place in a City trash bag.
We have a Compost Center that is open to residents participating in the City’s trash program from April to November. We also have curbside collection for yard waste 4 times a year.
We have one Household Hazardous Waste Day a year. This is for pesticides, herbicides, pool chemicals and other hazardous chemicals and is generally once during the summer each year.
Each unit must utilize the City issued trash carts. Any trash that is not in the City issued trash cart or City trash bags will not be serviced.
Appliances, televisions, computers, scrap metal and all electronics are picked up weekly with an appointment. Please call 508-822-1579 to make an appointment. All televisions require a sticker from the Recycling and Refuse Department. There is a limit of 1 television per fiscal year. After 1, there is a $25 fee per television. Stickers are available at
You can buy city trash bags at:
- A & J Seabra
- CVS in Attleboro and South Attleboro
- Market Basket
- Shaws in North Attleboro
- Stop and Shop in Attleboro and South Attleboro