Recycling & Trash Collection

  • Waste Management
  • Bulk Collection and Compost information

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To receive trash and recyclable materials collection, Avon residents are automatically subscribed to the municipal collection program.

*Please Note:  Multi-dwelling units, consisting of three or more units, must use a dumpster with a private waste hauler

2019-2020 Trash Collection Schedule

The Compost Site is open from April to December, Wednesday, Saturday, Sunday 9:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m. (Closing approximately the 2nd week of December). The Board of Health encourages all Avon Residents to bring there yard waste to the compost site on Wales Avenue. The Town of Avon is licensed by the MA DEP to operate a compost site to accept a limited number of items.

Trash, Recycling, Bulk Collection and Compost Site Guidance

TRASH POLICY

All residents should have a town trash tote. The hauler will only pick up trash in a town tote.

• All trash must be bagged prior to placing in the tote. All material must be placed inside the tote for collection.

• Trash totes should be placed at the curb no later than 7:00AM on the day of collection.

• All totes should be three (3) feet apart from each other and three (3) feet apart from any obstacles (telephone poles, mail boxes, signs, etc.) Do NOT place totes in front of fire hydrants.

• Residents living on one-way streets and dead ends (without a cul-de-sac) must place their totes on the right side of the street.

• Any trash tote that needs to be replaced, will be replaced with a 64-gallon tote.

RECYCLING POLICY

DO NOT BAG ANY recyclable material. All material must be placed inside the tote for collection.

• All residents should have a town recycling tote. The hauler will only pick up recycling in a town tote.

• Recycling totes should be placed at the curb no later than 7:00AM on the day of collection.

• All totes should be three (3) feet apart from each other and three (3) feet apart from any obstacles (telephone poles, mail boxes, signs, etc.). Do NOT place totes in front of fire hydrants.

• Residents living on one-way streets and dead ends (without a cul-de-sac) must place their totes on the right side of the street.

• The following should be recycled:

Cans: aluminum and steel cans (empty and rinse so there is no food contamination)

Cartons: food and beverage cartons (empty, rinse so there is no food contamination and replace cap)

Glass: bottles and jars (empty and rinse so there is no food contamination)

Paper: mixed paper, envelopes, newspaper, magazines and cardboard (emptied and flattened)

Plastic containers: kitchen, laundry and bath products (empty, rinse so there is not contamination and replace cap)

• For questions about what can be recycled visit: recyclesmartma.org and use the Recyclopedia

• Keep these contaminants OUT of your recycling: Recyclables in plastic bags, food, liquids, electronics, small appliances, textiles, bedding, rugs, carpets, yard waste, non-recyclable plastic, hoses, holiday lights, hangers, extension cords, plastic bags, plastic film, plastic sheets, flexible packaging plastics, paper napkins, paper towels, paper plates, paper cups, tissues, polystyrene foam (Styrofoam), tires, auto parts, scrap metal, concrete, wood, construction material. See below for some ways to recycling these items.

BULK COLLECTION POLICY

• Bulk items are collected quarterly on a Saturday.

• A limit of ten (10) items may be placed out for each bulk collection.

   Example: a table and four chairs would be five items.

• Items may not be placed out earlier than one week prior to the collection.

• Trash totes will not be picked up.

• Mattress and box springs are no longer collected at bulk collection. See below.

GRASS CLIPPINGS, LEAVES, BRUSH

(less than 6” diameter)

Accepted at Compost Site. Do not put in trash/recycling tote.

No Fee

CHRISTMAS TREES

All ornaments, tinsel, lights and stand must be removed. No artificial trees.

Collected by the DPW. Check for dates.

No Fee

ELECTRONICS

fax machines, stereos, radio equipment, propane tanks, cable attachments, e-book readers, scanners, wire, speakers, metal (non-ferrous), cell phones, telephone, tablets, water heaters, printers, keyboard, computer mice, telecommunications equipment, VCR/DVD players, space heaters, servers, copiers, cameras, modems.

A recycle bin is available at town hall to drop off small electronics. Other items can be brought to the Compost Site.

No Fee

 

TV’s, computers, monitors, laptops

Accepted at the Compost Site only.

$10 Fee - Purchase Recycle Ticket at the Town Clerks Office

APPLIANCES

refrigerators, stove, dishwasher, washers, dryers, humidifiers, dehumidifiers

Accepted at the Compost Site or on Bulk Collection Days.

$10 Fee - Purchase Recycle Ticket at the Town Clerks Office

 

air conditioners and microwaves

Accepted at the Compost Site or on Bulk Collection Days.

$10 Fee - Purchase Recycle Ticket at the Town Clerks Office

OTHER

fluorescent lights

ONLY accepted the Compost Site.

No Fee

 

mercury items (thermometers, thermostats, batteries)

ONLY accepted at the Compost Site.

No Fee

 

cardboard and paper

Accepted for curbside collection and at the Compost Site.

No Fee

BATTERIES

most single-use household batteries (AAA, AA,

C, D and 9 volt), alkaline batteries, batteries

that contain NO mercury

Can be disposed of in the weekly trash.

No Fee

FURNITURE

couches, dressers, chairs and other small items

Accepted on Bulk Collection Days or at the Compost Site.

No Fee - Please note that only 10 items may be put out for bulk collection day. 

MATTRESSES AND BOX SPRINGS

Acceptable: Twin, double, queen, king, California king; traditional mattresses/box springs constructed of metal, textiles, wood and foam. Includes crib mattresses and memory foam mattresses.

Unacceptable: Excessively torn, punctured, soiled or moldy items. Twisted or crushed mattresses or broken box springs. Wet or frozen mattresses or box springs. Mattresses or box springs infested with bed bugs or other pests. Futons, fold-out sofa beds. Mattress pads and toppers. Infant sleeping pads; air or water beds; any other furniture or textiles.

Accepted at the Compost Site. No longer accepted for bulk pick up.

No Fee

MEDICATION

The Board of Health is in the process of contracting with a company to have a medication kiosk at the new Police Station. More information will be available soon.

CONSTRUCTION MATERIAL

No construction material is accepted at the Compost Site or Bulk Collection.

SHARPS

Must be in a hard-plastic container

Accepted at Town Hall

No Fee

TEXTILES

tops, sweaters, sweatshirts, dresses, tank tops, blazers, pants, jeans, sweatpants, skirts, shorts, slacks, undergarments, socks, t-shirts, slips, pajamas, coats, shoes, heels, pumps, sandals, boots, work boots, dress boots, winter boots, sneakers, cleats, slippers, flip flops, hats, purses, belts, gloves, duffle bags, ties, scarfs, totes, bathrobes, sheets, blankets, draperies, pillows, towels, table linens, comforters, throw rugs, placemats, stuffed animals

Accepted at collection bins located at the Butler Elementary School and AMHS. Curbside pick-up of textiles will begin in September and an additional collection bin will be placed at the compost site around that time.

No Fee

HOUSEHOLD HAZARDOUS WASTE

batteries (rechargeable, specialty and button batteries), flea and tick powders, lead-acid batteries (auto, motorcycle, security alarm, etc.), tires, adhesives, antifreeze, aerosol cans, art supplies, hobby supplies, household cleaners, insecticides, motor oil, oil based paint, oil filters, paint thinner, pesticides, photography chemicals, stains, varnishes, weed killer

Collected at Household Hazardous Waste Day. Usually held in October at Randolph High School.

Some fees may apply. Look for information in September/early October.

The Compost Site is located at 100 Wales Avenue. Identification must be shown.