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.
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: https://forms.microsoft.com/g/0LPLdPL0xm
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Trash Program FAQ
Recycling Center & Compost Area - Winter Hours
December, January, & March (Closed February)
Compost Bins Available
There are limited supplies - visit the Board of Health office to purchase. They cost $35.
Online Bill Pay
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.
Some local options include:
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
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
- See a list of what can be recycled curbside (Note: Not everything with a symbol is recyclable curbside)
- What do the recycling symbols mean? (PDF)
- Recycling is in trouble. Are you part of the problem?
- Massachusetts State Waste Bans - You cannot legally dispose of as trash these items.
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
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.