Trash & Recycling


Trash is collected every Wednesday throughout the Town. If there is a Holiday on Monday, Tuesday or Wednesday, the pickup is rescheduled to Thursday.


Recycling is collected biweekly. Main Street/Route 38 is the dividing street.

  • If your residence is on the Andover side of Main Street you are in the Red Recycling District.
  • If your residence is on the Billerica side of Main Street, then you are in the Blue Recycling District.

View the Trash and Recycle Calendar (PDF).


Please contact the Town Manager's Office by 9:00 a.m. on Thursday to report a missed trash/recycling pickup.  You will be added to the "missed list" and Republic will do all missed pickups through Friday.  

Bulk Items

Bulk Items and electronics are collected by Republic Services. Furniture is collected free. Please call 800-442-9006 to schedule a pickup. You can have up to four items picked up. Mattress/Box Springs are currently free but there may be a charge beginning in the Fall.

Review the bulk pickup price list.

Yard Waste

Yard Waste (leaves, branches, and Christmas Trees) are collected by Republic Services on designated days.

Learn how to prepare for yard waste pickup.

Grass Clippings

Grass Clippings are not picked up by the Town. Krochmal Farms, located in Tewksbury, has a compost program that accepts most yard waste during the season. Please call them directly for any questions at 978-658-0507.

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We continue to monitor the COVID-19 situation to make sure we're doing the right thing for the communities we serve. This includes working closely with public health experts and other advisors as well as adhering to CDC and OSHA guidance and following state governmental declarations of emergency and stay-at-home orders. - Republic Services