Frequently Asked Questions

  • What if my trash or recyclables are not collected: Waste Management would like to hear from you, please call 800-972-4545.
  • What if my food waste is not collected: Black Earth would like to hear from you, please call 978-290-4610.
  • How do I dispose of a large item like a mattress or a boxspring: Buy a $5 green sticker from the Town Clerk at the Town Hall and place item curbside by 7am on your regular trash day. Only one large item per household per collection day please.
  • Is there a collection schedule/calendar for 2017: Go to the tabs on the left and click COLLECTION SCHEDULE 2017.
  • When is the Transfer Station open: Wed 7.30-3pm and Saturday 10-3pm, see "Disposal Fees, Hours and Locations" tab on the left for more information.
  • How do I dispose of TV's, Laptops, Computer Monitors: use the Disposal Fees, Hours and Locations tab on the left for more information.
  • How do I dispose of freezers, fridges, air-conditioners: Use the Curbside & Transfer Station Banned items tab on the left and then the Documents link at the bottom of that page.
  • What can I do with rechargeable and button batteries and fluorescent bulbs: Please bring to the DPW office, rm 6, Town Hall, Mon-Thurs 8.30-5pm
  • When is the next Hazardous Waste disposal day in Manchester: Saturday April 1, 2017, for more information go the Board of Health page: http://www.manchester.ma.us/337/Board-of-Health
  • How do I get information about cemeteries including pricing: Call 978-967-5978.
  • I have water/sewer questions: Call Sue on 978-526-1242.