Trash routes announced, extra barrels available for purchase

Mar 23, 2021

The town’s trash hauler, ABC Disposal, Inc., has announced the new schedules for trash and recycling pick-up.

Trash pick-up runs Monday through Friday, depending on what street a resident lives on. Recycling is picked up once every two weeks. 

The master list of streets indicates whether recycling on each street is picked up on “week 1” or “week 2” of ABC’s disposal calendar (click here or see attached photo).

The master list of streets is attached as a PDF or can be viewed online here:

During the March 23 Board of Selectmen’s meeting, Selectmen Peter Teitelbaum said that some people have contacted him to say they can’t find their street name on ABC’s list. He said the list of streets should be considered a “work in progress, until we get it perfect.” 

Teitelbaum said he was notifying Municipal Maintenance about missing streets as he learned of them. 

“This program affects basically every street in town,” he said. “About 7,000 customers. [...] It’s going to take a little while to get everybody up to speed on this and get the list complete and everything else.” 

At the meeting, Town Administrator Derek Sullivan also announced that extra trash barrels are now available for purchase at the town’s Municipal Maintenance building at 95 Charge Pond Road.

An additional 64-gallon trash barrel costs $95 for a year and an extra 96-gallon recycling barrel costs $105 for the year. Barrels must be picked up and paid for in-person, Sullivan said.

Sullivan pointed out that Municipal Maintenance will be open Saturday, March 27, during the town’s usual brush pile hours: 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. on the second and fourth Saturdays of each month.

Teitelbaum asked people for patience when curbside pick-up begins on Thursday, April 1.

“The first week, I’m sure, is going to be a bit hectic,” he said. “Some people are going to get missed. This is just a natural consequence of setting up a program of this size and complexity.”

As problems are encountered, Teitelbaum encouraged people to report them.

“If you get missed, let us know. If you go to take a look and you can’t find your street, let us know and we’ll get it straightened out,” he said.