COVID-19 Info & Updates:

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Effective immediately and until further notice: All Fields (Town or School Property and including the High School and Deerfield Tracks), Playgrounds, Tennis Courts and Basketball Courts are CLOSED

The following public buildings are closed to the public: Town Hall, Public Library, Council on Aging, ICC/Youth & Family Services, Carby Street which includes Public Works, Building Department and Economic Development, Recreation Department including the pool.  

A green drop box is located in front of Town Hall for residents to drop off payments and other correspondence.  

Trash & Recycling Pickup Guidelines

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Waste Management picks up trash every week and recycling every other week on a scheduled day, Trash and Recycling may be delayed one day due to major holidays. Please see the Trash and Recycling calendar 2020-2021 Trash & Recycling Calendar - Westwood or Recycle Coach for your specific week, events and delayed holidays.

How to Set Your Trash and Recycling Carts Out for Collection

  1. Park It

On your collection day, simply wheel your carts to the curb by 7:00 AM on your collection day, or as early as 4:00 PM the day before collection. If your recycling cart has a blue lid, your cart will be picked up on the “Blue Bin” schedule. If your recycling cart has a green lid, your cart will be picked up on the “Green Bin” schedule. Click here for Collection Calendar.

  1. Close It

A closed lid prevents litter on windy days, and contamination from snow and rain. Make sure that you have broken down your recyclables and bagged your trash so that the lids on the carts will close completely; no material may be sticking out of the cart. An open, overflowing cart may not be accepted. Use approved overflow bags for excess trash and set beside cart.

  1. Point It

The carts must be within 3 feet of the curb with the wheels and handle facing your house. Make sure lid opens towards the street.

  1. Space It

The carts must be at least 4 feet from objects (including parked cars, fire hydrants, telephone poles, trees, bulky waste, other carts, mail boxes, etc.). If possible, please do not park on the street on your collection day.

Do Not Include in Trash

The items listed below are what are known as “Waste Ban” items. In 1990, the State began banning easy-to-recycle and toxic materials from landfills and incinerators. Not only is it more cost effective for Westwood to keep these materials out of the trash, it is also State law. See MassDEP’s webpage for more information about 310 CMR Section 19.017 Waste Bans.

  • Asphalt Pavement, Brick & Concrete
  • Cathode Ray Tubes (CRTs) such as TVs and computer monitors
  • Clean Gypsum Wallboard
  • Ferrous & Non-Ferrous Metals (scrap metal is collected at DPW on Westwood Recycling Day)
  • Plastic, Glass & Metal Containers
  • Lead Acid Batteries (collected at DPW on Household Hazardous Waste Day)
  • Leaves & Yard Waste
  • Recyclable Paper, Cardboard & Paperboard
  • White Goods (Large Appliances)
  • Whole Tires

Recycle and minimize waste as much as possible. See our What Goes Where - Trash or Recycle for tips on how and what to recycle. 

 Do not put electronic waste and medical waste in the trash.

Single Stream Recycling

Single stream recycling increases recycling by decreasing the amount of trash we throw away, and that reduces disposal costs. With new single stream technology all recyclable materials can be placed into one container. Westwood started Single Stream Recycling in November 2012.


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