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Waste Bans

MA DEP and Waste Bans

Massachusetts Department of Environmental Protection's 310 CMR 19.000 - Solid Waste Management Facility Regulations  (specifically 310 CMR 19.017) prohibit Massachusetts solid waste management facilities, including those owned and operated by municipalities, from accepting the following recyclable and/or toxic items for disposal or transfer for disposal.

Do Not Throw These Items in the Trash!

Instead, sort them and dispose as directed here:

Recycle It

  • Glass Containers
  • Metal Containers
  • Recyclable Cardboard and Paper
  • Single Polymer Plastics

Compost It

  • Food Waste
  • Commercial Organic Materials (eg. compostable plates etc.)
  • Leaves and Yard Waste

Bring it to the Waste Facility (WRTF)

  • Asphalt Pavement, Brick, Concrete, Metal and Wood
  • Cathode Ray Tubes
  • Lead Acid Batteries
  • Clean Gypsum Wallboard (Drywall)
  • Whole Tires
  • White Goods (Large Appliances)