Curbside Trash & Recycling Collection

Household trash is collected at curbside on a weekly schedule. Recyclables are collected at curbside on the same day as your trash with paper and containers collected on alternating weeks. While Longmeadow’s waste reduction program limits the amount of trash which may be disposed of at curbside, there is no limit on the amount of recyclable material which will be picked up. Please see the "Curbside Regulations" below for more information. 
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Curbside Regulations

Trash Collection:

  • Trash is collected weekly and must be placed curbside by 7:00AM on your scheduled collection day.
  • One 36 gallon barrel or bag of trash is allowed per household per week. A maximum of 40 pounds is allowed per household. Trash in excess of the first 36 gallon bag or barrel may be disposed of in blue Town approved trash bags available at local retail stores for $1.75 bag (sold in rolls of 5). 
  • Excess trash not in Town approved bags will not be picked up.
  • The following items may not be included with curbside trash. They may be accepted at the Town's Recycling and Yard Waste Center. Fees may apply.
    • Leaves and yard waste.
    • CRTs (TVs, computer monitors)
    • Demolition/construction materials
    • Hazardous materials

Recycling Collection:

  • Recyclables are collected curbside on the same day as your trash. Paper and containers are collected on alternating weeks (refer to the calendar above).
  • Recyclables must be placed curbside with your trash by 7:00AM.
  • Recyclable material must be placed in recycling bins or clearly marked barrels. 14 gallon and 18 gallon bins are available at the DPW.
  • There is no limit on the amount of recyclables that will be collected. Barrels/bins should not exceed 40 pounds each. 
  • The Town recycles the following curbside (SEE "What can go in Recycling Bins" below for a more detailed list):
    • Glass containers
    • Metal cans
    • 1-7 plastics
    • Paper
    • Cardboard - no larger than 3' x 3' and should be broken down
    • Newspaper

Important Reminders

  • Trash that does not conform to regulations will be tagged and left curbside. 
  • Town trash collection will usually be delayed on day following Christmas, New Years Day, Thanksgiving, Memorial day, Fourth of July, and Labor Day (see calendar above for exact dates).
  • For more information, please call the DPW at 567-3400.
Sanitation Worker Putting Trash into Garbage Truck on Curbside