Service Cancelled on Wed. 1/17 Due to Weather

Due to the impending snow tonight and tomorrow, we are cancelling service on Wednesday, January 17th.

Monday and Tuesday routes already collected will not be affected.

All routes will be one day behind for the remainder of the week.  See below:

    • Regular Wednesday pickups will be collected on Thursday
    • Regular Thursday pickups will be collected on Friday
    • Regular Friday pickups will be collected on Saturday

Remember to check for service updates on Twitter, and like our page on Facebook for notifications.

We appreciate your understanding and patience as we work to keep everyone safe in these winter conditions.

2018 New Years Holiday Service Schedule

New Year’s Day (Monday, January 1st) is a holiday observed by Mr. Trashman.  All routes will be one day behind for the remainder of the week.  See below:

  • Regular Monday pickups will be collected on Tuesday
  • Regular Tuesday pickups will be collected on Wednesday
  • Regular Wednesday pickups will be collected on Thursday
  • Regular Thursday pickups will be collected on Friday
  • Regular Friday pickups will be collected on Saturday

Don’t forget to place your wrapping paper in your recycling toter and either tie cardboard in a bundle or break down and fold all cardboard into one larger cardboard box to make eat easier for us to haul away!

As a reminder, Mr. Trashman does NOT provide a Christmas tree pickup and disposal service.  To help, we’ve posted some information on our blog for how you can dispose of your tree.

The 2018 holiday service schedule is now available on our website. Take a look and plan ahead for the coming year.

Happy New Year and thanks for a great 2017!

2017 Christmas Holiday Service Schedule

Christmas Day (Monday, December 25th) is a holiday observed by Mr. Trashman.  All routes will be one day behind for the remainder of the week.  See below:

  • Regular Monday pickups will be collected on Tuesday
  • Regular Tuesday pickups will be collected on Wednesday
  • Regular Wednesday pickups will be collected on Thursday
  • Regular Thursday pickups will be collected on Friday
  • Regular Friday pickups will be collected on Saturday

Don’t forget to place your wrapping paper in your recycling toter and either tie cardboard in a bundle or break down and fold all cardboard into one larger cardboard box to make eat easier for us to haul away!

As a reminder, Mr. Trashman does NOT provide a Christmas tree pickup and disposal service.  To help, we’ve posted some information on our blog for how you can dispose of your tree.

Holiday Tree Disposal Help

The holidays are upon us and many of our homes are adorned with real, beautiful Christmas trees. They bring joy, and hold years of ornaments and memories… then ultimately leave a path of needles and mess that we want out of the house as soon as the calendar has turned.

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Since Mr. Trashman does NOT provide a Christmas tree pickup and disposal service, we wanted to direct you to some ideas of what to do with your tree this year:

For residents in –

  • Stow: Boy Scout Troop 1
    •  http://troop1stow.net/
    • Christmas tree pickup is $10 per tree and checks made payable to Troop 1 Stow can be mailed to Troop 1 Stow, PO Box 75, Stow, MA 01775. Please make your tree pickup reservation by January 3. Put trees at the end of your driveway starting 1/12/18. Please contact us by phone at 978-212-9175 or by email at treepickup@troop1stow.net
  • Southborough: Boy Scouts
    • Any Southboro customers who would like their tree picked up this year must email troop1trees@gmail.com or call 508-330-2361. The cost is $10 per tree.  Email or phone message must include: Name, Phone Number, and Address.  Requests will be taken until 8PM the day before pickup. Pickup this year will be on Saturday, January 6th, 2018. The service is free for Veterans, Police/Fire Personnel and Seniors.

Don’t forget to place your wrapping paper in your recycling toter and either tie cardboard in a bundle or break down and fold all cardboard into one larger cardboard box to make eat easier for us to haul away!

Labor Day Holiday Service Schedule

As a reminder, Labor Day (Monday, September 4th) is a holiday observed by Mr. Trashman.  See below for your pickup day during the holiday week.

–All service will be delayed by ONE day–

Monday, September 4th pickups moved to:

  • Tuesday, September 5th

Tuesday, September 5th pickups moved to:

  • Wednesday, September 6th

Wednesday, September 6th pickups moved to:

  • Thursday, September 7th

Thursday, September 7th pickups moved to:

  • Friday, September 8th

Friday, September 8th pickups moved to:

  • Saturday, September 9th

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Memorial Day Holiday Service Schedule

As a reminder, Memorial Day (Monday, May 29th) is a holiday observed by Mr. Trashman and all pickups will be delayed 1 day that week. See below for your pickup day during the holiday week.

—ALL SERVICE WILL BE DELAYED 1 DAY—

Monday routes will be picked up on:

  • Tuesday, May 30

Tuesday routes will be picked up on:

  • Wednesday, May 31

Wednesday routes will be picked up on:

  • Thursday, June 1

Thursday routes will be picked up on:

  • Friday, June 2

Friday routes will be picked up on:

  • Saturday, June 3

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Want to stay up to date on which holidays are observed by Mr. Trashman? Remember to check the calendar on our website, follow us on Twitter, and like our page on Facebook for notifications.

Earth Day Recycling Do’s and Don’ts

Our customers are great at recycling, but there are still people who don’t recycle or are confused about how and what can be placed in their recycling barrel. With Earth Day this weekend, we thought we’d share some tips to help you (and the planet!) out.

What is Recyclable?

You can recycle water, soda and juice bottles. Empty the containers and give them a good rinse. Milk and juice jugs, ketchup and salad dressing bottles, and even yogurt and pudding cups can all be recycled.

Most paper is recyclable, including mail, office and school papers, magazines, catalogs, newspapers, and phone books. Cardboard and paper packaging can also be recycled, just please break down boxes.

Glass bottles, jars, and metal food and beverage cans are all recyclable. You don’t have to remove labels – just remove the lids and rinse them out. Remember – don’t crush cans before recycling.

What Can’t be Recycled in Your Curbside Bin?

Some items can’t be recycled at home, but other programs accept them. Plastic bags are recyclable, but not in your home bins since they can get tangled in the machinery at recycling facilities. They can be recycled at many retail and grocery stores, usually up front near the checkouts.

The following paper items should also be kept out of your curbside bins: paper plates and cups, paper soiled with food, napkins, and gift-wrap.

Glass items, like drinking glasses, ceramic dishes, vases, windows, and mirrors can’t be recycled. Try to reuse or donate these things to keep them out of the waste stream.

Alternatives for Hazardous Waste

Many items in your home are considered household hazardous waste. They can’t be placed in your home recycling or garbage bin and should be disposed of at other locations.

Some examples are paint and electronics. You may place dried out paint (lid off, completely dry) in your trash, but wet paint cannot be put in your trash.

Electronics cannot be disposed of in your curbside bins, but many retailers (like Best Buy or Staples) will take your electronics for recycling.

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Your recyclables should not put out in a tied plastic bag.  Leaving our recyclables loose is the best method but, if they must be in a bag, please leave the bag open so recyclables will easily fall out at the recycling facility.

Have other items you need to dispose of but can’t put them out for Mr. Trashman? Check your town’s website to see if/when they will be holding a Household Hazard Waste Collection Day in your area