Trash & Recycling

***Textile(s) recycling is currently unavailable at the Recycling Center*** 

There will be Textiles, Paper Shredding and Styrofoam Recycling for Watertown Residents only on Saturday, June 12, 2021 from 10AM-2PM. Please enter at Stanley Ave. These items can be dropped off at the Jewish Day School parking lot at the entrance of Stanley Ave. 

This is a free event for Town residents only – please bring an ID with you.

For all standard recycling, please enter on Green River Way.

Textiles and Styrofoam Recycling Information.

Trash & Recycling Documents

Trash Recycle Map

Home Composting

The Town has partnered with  Earth Machine (Norseman Plastics) to offer compost bins to residents at a discount.

Residents may pick up the compost bin at Public Works (with a 24 hour notice prior to pick up) for $40.00 cash, check or money order, no debit cards.

A family using an Earth Machine can divert over 500 lbs. of kitchen scraps and yard waste a year. Home composting with recycling and yard waste programs, can reduce your waste by up to 80%.

MassDEP Home Composting Information

Curbside Compost Pick-up Options

The Town does not provide curbside compost pick-up.  Listed below are several companies that service Watertown.  DPW does not recommend or endorse any company.

Black Earth Compost

Bootstrap Compost

Garbage to Garden