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Pay-As-You-Throw in West Boylston
Department of Public Works
West Boylston Recycles!

West Boylston has adopted a Pay-As-You-Throw trash model which went into effect on July 1,2009.  Only trash contained in an Official West Boylston Green Bag will be collected at curb-side.  Trash will continue to be collected weekly, along with the weekly curb-side pickup of recycling.  The recycling program and the collection schedule will not change.  We encourage you to participate in curb-side recycling, which will reduce the number of West Boylston Green Bags that your family will need.

West Boylston Green Bags are available in two sizes (15-gallon and 33-gallon), and are sold in packages of 10 at the following locations:

Central Street Market (76 Central Street, West Boylston, MA 01583)
Honey Farms (106 Worcester St, West Boylston, MA 01583)
Jerry's Hardware (1154 West Boylston Street, Worcester, MA 01606)
Price Chopper (72 Pullman Street, Worcester, MA 01606)
Shell Gas Station (257 West Boylston Street, West Boylston, MA 01583)
Stop & Shop (940 West Boylston Street, Worcester, MA 01606)
Walgreens (937 West Boylston Street, Worcester, MA 01606)
West Boylston Municipal Light Plant (4 Crescent Street, West Boylston, MA 01583)
  • To be collected, West Boylston Green Bags must close and weigh less than 40 pounds.
  • Any trash that is not enclosed in a West Boylston Green Bag will not be collected and our trash contractor will place a rejection sticker on the bag or item.
  • You may continue to place the West Boylston Green Bags inside your trash barrel or just place the bag at your curb.
The monies collected from the sale of the West Boylston Green Bags will be deposited in a revolving fund that will be used to defray trash disposal costs.

Trouble with your Green Bags?
West Boylston Green Bags are supplied by Waste Zero.  Residents who have a complaint regarding a defective/faulty trash bag should call the phone number (800-866-3954) printed on the bag to reach Waste Zero's plant in Hemmingway, South Carolina.

You will be asked a couple of questions regarding the nature of the defect and will be asked for the date code printed on each bag.  The date code is a 4-digit number which references the date and shift on which the bag was manufactured.  Waste Zero will research their quality records for that date code to determine if there is a trend.  

The customer service representative will also ask for your name & mailing address and they will mail a replacement for the defective trash bag (s) directly to you by US  Postal ground mail.

For more information on Pay-As-You-Throw, see the Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ) on Pay-As-You-Throw and Recycling above and the Solid Waste Advisory Team's page.

Town of West Boylston 140 Worcester Street, West Boylston, MA 01583
Phone: 774-261-4010
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