Some household waste is prohibited from Massachusetts landfills and requires special processing. Other items are too large for regular weekly trash pickups. If you have an item that you cannot include in your trash or curbside recycling, please check below for methods for disposing of the item.
NOTE: Most of these items can now be recycled at the Wachusett Watershed Regional Recycling Center on Raymond Huntington Highway. For directions, schedule, which items can be recycled and any fees, please click here.
Curbside collection is available by appointment only for a fee. Please contact our contractor, Allied Waste Services at 508-832-9001 to make arrangements.
Televisions, computers, and computer monitors can be dropped off at the Department of Public Works at 35 Worcester Street. Each item is subject to a $20 fee.
Household window air conditioners can be dropped off at the Department of Public Works at 35 Worcester Street subject to a $20 fee.
You may arrange for pickup of your large waste items by appointment. Please contact Allied Waste Services at 508-832-9001 to make arrangements. Rates for collection of these items are subject to change (call for the current fee), however these fees were in effect at the time of this article:
Cell Phone & Rechargable Battery Recycling Center: You can dispose of your cell phone and rechargable batteries in our recycling center outside of the Selectmen's Meeing Room in the Municipal Offices at 127 Hartwell Street. There is no charge to dispose of these items and instructions are located on the collection box. Rechargeable batteries accepted are: Nickel Cadmium, Nickel Metal Hydride, Nickel Zinc, Lithium Ion and Small Sealed Lead weighing less than 11 lbs/5 kg each. These types of batteries can be found in cordless power tools, cellular and cordless phones, laptop computers, digital cameras, two-way radios, camcorders, and remote control toys.
Automobile batteries can be dropped off at the Department of Public Works facility during working hours.
Jed's Hardware in Holden, Home Depot and IKEA will accept fluorescent tubes.
Car batteries and waste motor oil can be dropped off at the Department of Public Works facility during working hours.
Paint, Solvents & Household Hazardous Waste
The Braintree MA location of Clean Harbors will accept household hazardous waste and other items from West Boylston residents for $2.50/per pound. Please see their flyer for information and directions. (Please note that the fee for refrigerators on the flyer is incorrect and should read $30.00. However, you can arrange for curbside pickup for large appliances. Please see above.)
Christmas Trees may be dropped off at the Yard Waste Composting Site in January. The hours that the Composting Site will be open will be announced in December. Please see the Leaf & Yard Waste page for more information.
Leaves and Yard Waste is prohibited from Massachusetts landfills. The Town of West Boylston provides a Yard Waste Composting Site where you may drop off your yard waste. Please see the Leaf & Yard Waste page for more information.