Recycling Drop Off Center

The Recycling Drop Off Center will be open 8 am to Noon for the following Saturdays in 2023:

NO CASH,  please use Credit, Debit or Checks made out to Town of Maynard

  • March 11
  • March 25 (Hazardous Waste and Shredding ONLY)
  • April 8
  • May 13
  • June 10 (including chipping)
  • September 9
  • October 14 (including chipping)
  • November 18 (this is the 3rd Saturday of the Month)

Chipping (During the Recycle Center Hours)

  • June 10, 2023 (chipping and recycling)
  • October 14, 2023 (chipping and recycling)

There is a $20 minimum fee for small chipping loads. Larger loads will be charged accordingly. No commercial vehicles.  

Hazardous Waste & Shredding Paper Documents

Scheduled for March 25th at the DPW Garage (38 Winter Street) from 8 am to noon. $50 a car load for Hazardous Waste & $25 a car load for Shedding. 

Seasonal Curbside Yard Waste

Seasonal Curbside Yard Waste will take place on the following weeks:

  • 2023 - May 22, 2023 - May 26, 2023
  • 2023 - October 30, 2023 - November 3, 2023
  • 2023 - November 13, 2023 - November 17, 2023
  • 2024 - May 20, 2024 - May 24, 2024

Please place leaves, grass, wood chips in paper yard waste bags at curbside by 7 am on your normal trash collection day. For more information, call DPW at 978-897-1317.

Christmas Tree Disposal

The 2023 Christmas Tree Recycling Program will begin on January 14th at the DPW Highway Garage, located at 38 Winter Street. Christmas tree drop off is only permissible on the following Saturdays in January:  14th and 28th from 8 am - noon.

There is a $5 service fee, per tree, for this program.

Please note that the Christmas Tree Recycling Program was modified in 2021 and tree drop off is no longer allowed at the Maynard Boys and Girls club parking lot.


November 2022: The Department of Environmental Protection has issued an order adding Mattresses and Textiles to the list of materials banned from disposal or transport in the solid waste stream in Massachusetts. Mattresses and box springs are made up of almost entirely recyclable materials including metal, wood, textile, and polyurethane foam. They are difficult to manage at landfills and incinerators because they are bulky, hard to compact and can get caught in incinerator processing equipment. That is why most facilities currently apply surcharges to the disposal of these items.

Maynard residents will have the ability to use Recycle Center during our Recycle Center Saturdays. Cost will be $40 per item, Mattress and or Box spring. (Residents will also have the ability to have curbside pickup services by Tough Stuff Recycling by going to their website at or calling 1-800-273-4137)


CMRK, Inc. has been contracted for clothing, textile and shoe recovery services. There are recovery bins located outside the gate of the Highway Garage located at 38 Winter Street. These bins are accessible 24/7. For additional information, please visit their website.


Household Hazardous Waste

The 2023 Household Hazardous Waste Day is Saturday, March 25, 2023 from 8 am to noon. Please visit the Household Hazardous Waste Day page for more details on what will be accepted, etc.

Fee Schedule

NO CASH,  please use Credit, Debit or Checks made out to Town of Maynard

  • Tires with no rim - $18
  • Tires on the rim - $23
  • Truck tires - $23
  • Ranges and other "white" goods - $23
  • Items containing chlorofluorocarbons - $35 (refrigerators, air conditioners, etc.)
  • Car batteries - $18
  • Empty propane tanks - $13
  • Microwave ovens - $18
  • CRTs (cathode ray tubes) - $28 (computer displays, televisions, etc.)
  • Gas powered equipment - $23 (mowers, snow blowers, etc.)
  • CPU (computers) - $18
  • Mattress or Boxspring - $40 (each)
  • Other metal items - $13 (minimum fee)

For Other Stuff…

If you have any questions or concerns, please call DPW at 978-897-1317.

Are you looking to get rid something not on this list? Take a look at our "Take a look at our "How Can I Get Rid Of…" page.

Boy Scouts Electronics Recycling Program to please call 978-833-7280, leave a message and someone will call you back.