Trash & Recycling

Municipal Trash Collection Program 

NO DELAY for President's Day- Trash & Recycling

Residents who use the Municipal Trash Collection Program are reminded that President's Day WILL NOT result in a change to your normal trash schedule for the week of 2/19/24-2/23/24.  

As a reminder, the Recycling and Compost Center remains CLOSED throughout the month of February. 

Trash Survey

Residents are also reminded to complete the Plainville Municipal Trash Collection Program Survey. This survey aims to evaluate resident opinions on the new Municipal Trash Collection Program after the first six months of service. The survey can be completed online using the following link:

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Trash Program FAQ

Trash Program FAQ

Recycling Center & Compost Area - Winter Hours

December, January, & March (Closed February)

Mondays 8:00 am - 3:00 pm
Saturdays 8:00 am - 1:00 pm. 
Residents are reminded a current Recycling Center Pass is required for access.

Compost Bins Available

There are limited supplies - visit the Board of Health office to purchase. They cost $35.

See additional information on Compost Bins.

Online Bill Pay

Pay your bills online.

Mattress & Box Springs

Effective immediately the towns trash hauler, E.L. Harvey and Sons, will no longer pick up mattresses and box springs as they have been added to the State's "Waste Ban" list.

Residents must contact a mattress recycler directly to schedule & pay for collection.
The Town has no contractual or other relationship with any company, and neither endorses nor warrants the services provided by any such company but is providing contact information only as a courtesy to our residents.

Some local options include:

Hands Up Mattress

Green Mattress Recycling


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 E.L. 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 Available At

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
  • Stop and Shop - Taunton Street
  • Town Hall, Board of Health - 190 South Street (cash only)

Trash Stickers are no longer available through the mail.  We are sorry for any inconvenience.  

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.

Holiday Delays & Recycling Center Closures

The following holidays WILL result in collection being delayed one day for the remainder of the week if the holiday falls on a Monday-Friday. The recycling center will also be CLOSED for the following holidays:

  • New Years Day
  • Memorial Day
  • July 4th
  • Labor Day
  • Thanksgiving
  • Christmas

There will be NO delay or recycling center closure for Martin Luther King Day, Presidents Day, Patriots Day, Columbus Day, or Veterans Day. 

Further Recycling Information

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.

New Clothing & Textile Recycling Bin Located at the Recycling Center

See additional information.

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 snowbanks.

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.

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