Monson Trash & Recycle

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Trash & Recycling Schedule

Find your street on the “Street List” image below. The day it falls under is the typical day your trash will be picked up.

Recycling is picked up every other week on the same day that your trash is picked up. Use the Recycling & Holiday calendar below to see which weeks recycling will be picked up on (weeks highlighted in green).

Certain holidays will delay your pick up by one day. Holidays that affect pick up are circled on the Recycling & Holiday Calendar below.

When a holiday falls on a Monday, all scheduled pickups will be delayed by one day. When a holiday falls on any other day of the week, everything from the holiday on will be delayed by one day.

For example: Thanksgiving falls on a Thursday, Thursday collection will be delayed until Friday and Friday collection will be on Saturday.

The following holidays affect the 2022 Trash and Recycling schedule:
Holiday Date
New Years Day January 1, 2022
Memorial Day May 30, 2022
Independence Day July 4, 2022
Labor Day September 5, 2022
Thanksgiving Day November 24, 2022
Christmas Day December 25, 2022

What If I Have Big Items I Need Removed?

You can fill out a form here to schedule a curbside pickup for your item(s) if they fall under the acceptable item list. For assistance with bulk pickup, please contact The bulk collection is for burnable items (there is no charge for these items) and includes things such as:

  • Furniture, Recliners, Loveseats, Box Springs, Wooden Tables, Chairs, Burnable Items etc. 
  • Due to the Mass DEP waste bans, tires can no longer be collected as a bulk item, and beginning November 1,  2022, mattresses will no longer be accepted as a bulk item.
  • If you are unsure if your item will be accepted, please call the Board of Health office for assistance 413-267-4107
  • If your item is an unaccepted item, the Board of Health suggests the following as resources:

What Do I Put In My Recycle Bin?

  • Metal Food & Beverage Cans – Emptied & Rinsed
  • Aluminum Foil & Empty Aerosol Cans (from non-hazardous products)
  • Plastic Bottles, Jars, Jugs & Tubs (smaller than 2.5 gallons only) – Emptied & Rinsed (replace caps)
  • Glass Bottles & Jars – Emptied & Rinsed (labels are ok)
  • Paper & Cardboard – Empty & Flattened (Newspaper, inserts, magazines, junk mail, paperback books are ok)

Do I Have To Separate My Recyclables?

Items need to be sorted into two bins (be sure NOT to bag any of your items):

Paper & Cardboard

Metal, Plastic & Glass

Coming to Monson - Spring 2023

Each household will be provided with a 65 gallon trash bin and a 95 gallon recycle bin, free of charge.  Additional bins will be available for a fee.

trash and recycle bins

The process for bulk pickup will remain the same through 2023.  Please see above for information on how to schedule a bulk pickup.

Recycling will be switched to Single Stream, preventing the need to separate your recyclables!

For questions or assistance please contact the Monson Board of Health: