Trash program overview:

  • Cost: $400 per year for one 64-gallon trash bin and one 96-gallon recycle bin, billed semi-annually, included on your water bill as a "disposal fee"

           2nd set of bins is an additional $200 per year.

  • Trash is collected weekly, recycling every other week

  • Bin(s) must be out at the curb by 7am. 

  • All trash must fit inside the trash bin completey in order for the bin to be emptied.

  • Excess trash that does not fit inside the bin should be placed in yellow Town trash bags purchased at the DPW office, 49 Dean Place.

  • One large item (click here for what a large item is) per week can be placed at the curb for collection.  There is a 4 piece maximum per year. 

  • All recycling items must be in the recycle bin.  Large cardboard boxes should be cut up so they fit completely inside the bin.  The driver will not get out to collect items outside the bin. 

Frequently Asked Questions

 

Q:

Do I have to participate in the new program?

A:

No – this program is voluntary but we believe it is the least expensive option for many of our residents.

Q:

Why does the new program cost more than the old program?

A:

The previous trash program had been supplemented by money the Town of East Bridgewater received in a settlement with former trash company BFI more than 20 years ago. That money was used to lessen the cost of trash pickup, but the funds have since elapsed.

 

The current "pay-as-you-throw" trash and recycling program does not generate enough money to cover the cost of the services provided. These services include trash collection (picking trash up at the curb), trash disposal (hauling the trash to an approved trash facility and the cost for the facility to accept it), recycling collection (picking up your recyclables at the curb) and the recycling of all materials at the Recycling Center. The money generated from the new program will go directly toward the full cost of providing the services of trash and recycling collection and disposal.

Q:

Can I use just the recycling service or just the trash service?

A:

In order to participate in this new program you will need to utilize both services.

Q:

I already use the Town provided trash and recycling service, using yellow bags and the blue recycling toter. Do I need to sign up for the new program?

A:

No, if you are currently in the program you will automatically be opted in to the new program.

Q:

I have a dumpster at my condo/apartment complex. Is there a way I can still recycle?

A:

You can recycle by bring your recyclable materials to the Bridge Street Recycle Center during its normal business hours.

Q:

I have another vendor providing trash and recycling services now. The cost is reasonably equal, why should I switch to the town provided program?

A:

We do not seek to tell residents what to do, but there are benefits to a single provider.

 

Using one trash and recycling provider in East Bridgewater to service the majority of the town will save wear and tear on our roads, decrease traffic issues and ensure the best price possible.

 

Multiple trash/recycling vendors means more large trucks on our streets daily. It is not uncommon right now to see 3 or 4 different vendor’s trucks on the same streets on the same day.