Trash & Recycling

Temporary Ban on Reusable Grocery Bags to slow the spread of COVID-19

On Wed. March 25, 2020 a State Public Health Order was issued which bans the use of reusable shopping bags and lifted the ban on single use plastic bags, in an effort to slow the spread of COVD-19 in Massachusetts.

The order will remain in effect until Gov. Baker lifts the state of emergency.

View the Pubic Health Order here https://www.mass.gov/doc/grocery-and-pharmacy-store-order/download

Updated 3/27/20 11:50am

How to recycle your plastic bags and other plastic films

Plastic bags can still be recycled at Crosby’s and most other supermarkets as well. 

Crosby’s - There is an entrance at Crosbys to the left of the regular entrance where you return bottles and they still have a plastic bag recycling bin. 

You can also visit www.plasticfilmrecycling.org to find a drop off location which is convenient for you. 

Please continue to put out your trash as you normally would.  Waste Management, the company who picks up your trash, has asked us to post a friendly reminder not to throw loose trash in your barrel.  

Thank you for continuing doing your part!

WM Bag Trash Reminder

COVID-19 & Curbside Program

Trash and Recycling services will continue to operate on the regular schedule

Important information regarding disposal tags and barrel stickers  Concord Public Works is committed to picking up trash and recycling of all new and existing curbside subscribers no matter what color disposal tag or barrel sticker you use through the end of the month of April. 

We understand that not all subscribers are able to leave their homes during the COVID response.  CPW and the Town are working on alternative methods for purchasing and distributing disposal tags and barrel stickers (i.e. online payment and mailing of tags/stickers).  

Thanks for your patience as we evaluate alternatives.

NEW CURBSIDE SUBSCRIBERS

You can still sign up for trash and recycling pickup while we are responding to COVID-19 in 4 easy steps.

1. Fill out the subscription application and mail or drop it off in the drop box by the handicap entrance at the townhouse with payment. 

2. Call the Curbside office at 978-318-3240 so that we can inform Waste Management to stop at your residence.  If we are unable to pick up please leave a message with your address and contact number in case we have any questions.

3. Purchase disposal tags or barrel stickers (see locations on the right). 

4. Pick up Two Recycle Bins –  Please call 978-318-3240 to notify us to leave bins outside at 133 Keyes Rd for pickup.

Purchasing Disposal Tags & Barrel Stickers

While the Town House is closed you can still purchase your disposal tags or barrel stickers at our partner vendors around Town.

6-month Barrel Stickers ($46.80)
  • Concord Lumber
  • Crosby’s
  • CVS
  • West Concord 5 & 10
  • West Concord Pharmacy (now available)
Orange Disposal Tags ($1.80)
  • Concord Lumber
  • Crosby’s
  • Cumberland Farms (pending CF computer system update)
  • CVS
  • West Concord 5 & 10
  • West Concord Pharmacy (now available)
Updated 3/23/20 11:30AM

Curbside Collection Program

Concord’s curbside collection program is fee funded.  Tax dollars do not support the program. The Town contracts with Waste Management for residential trash & recycling collection. To receive weekly trash and recycling collection, residents can subscribe to the Town’s curbside collection program  at the Town House, 22 Monument Square, M-F 8:30-4:30 (summer hours may vary), or via mail by mailing in a subscription application.

Subscribers pay a semi-annual subscription fee and a disposal fee (Disposal Tags & Barrel Stickers).

Disposal tags and barrel stickers can be purchased at the Town House and retail establishments.

What’s New! 

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Curbside Collection Program Updates Effective April 1, 2020

Please be advised due to the closing of Town Offices we currently can not exchange green stickers for orange.  We will continue to honor your green stickers at least through the end of April.  Your trash and recycling will continue to be picked up regardless.

click image below for more info

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CURBSIDE RATES

Effective DateSubscription FeeDisposal Tags & Barrel Stickers

April 1, 2019 -March 31, 2020

$136 for 6-months

$1.50 per tag or $39 for a 6-month barrel sticker

April 1, 2020 -March 31, 2021

$141 for 6-months

$1.80 per tag or $46.80 for a 6-month barrel sticker


TRASH

Subscribers provide their own barrel(s). Please note there is a 34-gallon size limit for barrels, and  a 40 lb. weight limit per barrel / bag. Click Here for trash preparation guidelines.  For information on discarding bulky waste and other items and debris not typically collected at the curb,click here.

RECYCLING

Concord’s recycling program is dual stream. The Town provides each subscriber two recycling bins (one for paper products; one for commingled materials). Click here for complete recycling preparation guidelines.