Stoughton Recycling Center
Stoughton Recycling News
April 5, 2012 - The SESC worked directly with Department of Public Works, Superintendent John Batchelder to update the Town of Stoughton Rubbish and Recycling Guidelines, to make them easier to read and understand. Download, View and Print your copy here. FAQ's can be found at the bottom of this page.
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FAQs about Disposal of Household Waste in Stoughton, Ma
Q: Are plastic Bags recycleable at curbside?
A: No. The Town of Stoughton Curbside Recycleable Collection should exclude plastic bags, including bags that contain recycleables. Ultimately, any plastic bag that goes to the Recycling Sorting Facility in Brockton, gets disgarded into the trash. That means, all those plastic bags are going into the landfill. An alternate method for recycling your plastic bags is to drop them off at any business that recycles plastic bags. Some businesses in Stoughton that accept them are: Stop n Shop, Shaws, and Kohls. TIP: Reduce the number of plastic bags you use by bringing reuseable Plastic bags to any store that you shop at. They are also, much easier to handle.
Q: Is corrugated cardboard acceptable through curbside rubbish/recycleables pickup?
A: Yes. Corrugated Cardboard should be flattened and/or broken down for pickup at curbside. Corrugated Cardboard is acceptable as recyclables in Stoughton, and can be placed out with your recyclables on your recyclables pick up day.
Q: When is my curbside waste collection?
A: The Stoughton Department of Public Works can assist you with this question. Call the DPW at 781-344-2112, or find your street in the Routes-Trash Collection document here: http://www.stoughton.org/DPW/DPWDocuments
Q: I live in a Multifamily home, that is not serviced by the Stoughton DPW, I want to recycle, where can I take my recyclables?
A: The Town of Stoughton has a Recycle Center/Transfer Station that is open on Sundays from 8am to 5pm. The Center is located at 100 Page Street.
Q: I would like to recycle, but where do I start?
A: The Stoughton DPW has made available a FREE recycle bin to get you started, and can be picked up at the DPW. It is a good size to recycle paper, as paper compacts nicely. The DPW office also has free "RECYCLABLES" stickers that you can place on any container you wish (currently up to 30 gallon size), and place at curbside on your recycle day. See the Rules and Regulations document above for specifics on what can be recycled. Alternatively, contact the DPW or the SESC if you have questions on recycling.
Q: I have a large appliance I need to dispose of, who can help me?
A: The Department of Public Works accepts calls for appointments to pick up these types of large items. Call the DPW at 781-344-2112 to make the request.
Q: Are TVs and Computer Monitors accepted at Curbside pickup?
A: No. Residents must bring TVs and Computer Monitors to the Recycling/Transfer station located at 100 Page Street on Sundays from 8:00am-5:00pm.