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Yard Waste & Composting
Yard waste is collected curbside seasonally, six weeks in the spring and fall. Please see the flier for pick up weeks. Place leaves in paper bags or containers curbside on your trash collection day. NO PLASTIC BAGS -- they will not be accepted. NO sand or dirt in bags. Brush must be bundled and not to exceed 4 feet in length and not more than 4 inches in diameter.
Additionally, you may bring yard waste to the quarterly Household Hazardous Waste Days and the DPW at 185 Guelphwood Road. The leaf dumpsters at the DPW are open April through December (weather permitting). You can bring the yard waste loose or in paper bags -- NO PLASTIC BAGS. Brush must not exceed 4 feet in length and 4 inches in diameter. If the gates are closed, you can't leave your yard waste. Gates may be closed if the dumpster is full OR there is abuse and the area needs to be cleaned. Guidelines for use are posted at DPW. Commercial yard waste is not accepted. These services are for Southbridge residents only.
Compost your food scraps with the “The New AgeTMComposter”, an easy to assemble bin to put in your back yard. The New Age Compster is made in New Bedford, MA, from post-consumer recycled plastic. Available to Southbridge residents at the Health Department for only $36.00! Please show ID. Non-residents may purchase them for $53.00. Check out our display in the Town Hall lobby.
- No turning required
- Secures to ground
New to composting? The “Home Composting”brochure from MA DEP can help you get started today.
Additionally, here are some tips on grass and lawn care “Don’t Trash Grass”.
Don’t have the space to compost outdoors? You still can still divert your organic waste from the trash by composting with worms! Check out this PDF for more information.
News and Upcoming Events
2013 Recycling & Holiday Calendar is available.
Leafe and Yard Waste site ope for the season
at 185 Guelphwood Rd (DPW) NO PLASTIC BAGS
Curbside Leaf and Yard collection
April 22nd - June 1st 2013 NO PLASTIC BAGS
Earth Day Event
Saturday April 20th 9am-1pm Town Common (Rain Date April 27th)
Southbridge Receives Recycling Award!
Do not put in trash. Bring to Preventative Health Nurse.
Compact fluorescent light bulbs (CFLs), thermostats and button cell batteries contain mercury.
Do not put in trash. Read more.
Sustainability Committee Seeks One More Member.
FREE Home Energy Assessment with Mass Save. There's no obligation. Learn about energy-saving improvements and rebates. Visit MassSave.com or call 866-527-SAVE.
Year end rates 2012 24.99% vs 2011 18.01%
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Household Hazardous Waste Events are held quarterly on Saturday from 9 AM to 1 PM at Casella Waste Services Facility, 165 Barefoot Rd., Southbridge, MA on the following dates:
Dates are subject to change.