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/Recycle Calendar (PDF)

Recycle Smart Recycling Resources


Please click on the link below to report a missed trash/recycling pickup. You will be added to the "missed list" and Republic will do all missed pickups through Friday.  Please leave your missed pickups curbside.

Report Missed Trash/Recycling Pickup 

Bulk Items

Bulk Items and electronics are collected by Republic Services. Furniture is collected free. Please call Republic Services directly at 800-442-9006 to schedule a pickup. You can have up to four items picked up. 

Review the bulk pickup price list.

Yard Waste

Spring small branch pickup will be from April 10th though April 14th. Spring Yard Waste pickup will begin April 17th and end May 26th. Please have your bags/barrels curbside Monday by 7:00 a.m.

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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New Home Construction

Please contact the Town Manager's Office at 978-640-4300 to arrange the delivery of your trash and/or recycling carts.  Once we receive occupancy permit confirmation from the Building Department, your order will be processed.