Welcome to Chelmsford Recycling and Solid Waste Home Page!
You can use this site to help you reduce, reuse, recycle, compost and dispose of refuse here in Chelmsford. Use the table of contents to the left, to help you navigate based on your disposal needs.

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Event reminders, notifications, and other helpful information is posted on the DPW Facebook Page @ChelmsfordDPW and here on the Town website. To subscribe to these updates, visit:, enter your email address and click "login.” Scroll down and click the "mail" icon next to "Home Page News Flash,” and you will be enrolled in updates.

Get involved!
Are you interested in helping make Chelmsford a more sustainable community? The Recycling Committee is always looking for volunteers and input from residents. Check it out!


Q: Who do I call if my trash wasn’t picked up?
A: Call Republic Services Customer Service at 1.800.442.9006.

Q: Who do I call if my recycling wasn’t picked up?
A: Call Waste Management Customer Service at 1.800.972.4545.

Q: What do I do if my textile recycling, pink bags were not picked up?
A: Visit and notify them of a missed pick up.

Q: How can I get rid of TVs, appliances, electronics, tires and other large metal items?
A: Call Republic Services Customer Service at 1.800.442.9006 to schedule a pick up. A fee will be charge.

Q: How can I get rid of items including a mattress, couch, table, chairs or other bulk waste items?
A: One item per week, per household, can be placed curbside on your regular trash collection day. There is no bulk pick up on holiday weeks.

Q: How do I know if something is recyclable or not?
A: Visit and use the Recyclopedia to determine if your item can be recycled.