Trash & Recycling Pickup Calendar

2024-2025 Curbside Collection Calendar

If your trash pickup was missed - please call E.L. Harvey directly at 1-800-321-3002.

If you need additional information, please call the DPW at 508-497-9740.  

Household Hazardous Waste Day (8/3/2024)

Household Hazardous waste collection will occur on Saturday, August 3, 2024 from 8:00 am - 1:00 p.m. at the DPW Facility at 83 Wood St.

See flyer for more info.

This program is for Hopkinton residents only, and participants should be prepared to show identification. There is a limit of 25 pounds of products and one trip per household. Drivers will remain in their vehicle when they arrive, and staff members will remove the items, which are to be kept in original, sealed containers whenever possible.

Examples of items that will be accepted are turpentine, paint thinner, oil-based paint, varnish, stains, waste fuels and oils, transmission and brake fluids, car wax, poisons and insecticides, weed killers, mothballs, household cleaners and polishers, wood preservatives (except penta), spot remover, flea powder, degreasers, hobby and art supplies, rubber cement and glues, pool chemicals, thermostats and thermometers.

Restricted items that will not be accepted include refrigerators and freezers, air conditioners, dehumidifiers, ammunition, fireworks and explosives, and infectious and biological wastes.

Bulk Items

Residents are allowed to discard one (1) bulky item along with their trash each week after making the necessary arrangements by calling EL Harvey.  Bulky items may include such items as furniture, carpet, windows, doors, and other household items.  No refrigerators, freezers, air conditions, or dehumidifiers are accepted.  Items may be no more than fifty (50) pounds and require no more than one collection personnel to be lifted. 

Call E.L. Harvey directly at 1-800-321-3002 for scheduling pick up of bulk waste items.

Recycling Center 

Open Saturdays only
394 Wood Street
7:30 am - 3 pm

The Recycling Center accepts the following recyclables: paper, cardboard, glass, plastic containers, aluminum, textiles, and electronic waste.

The Universal Waste Shed is currently CLOSED.  Wastes accepted at the shed are: fluorescent bulbs, mercury containing products, and nickel cadmium or lithium batteries.  Search Call2Recycle for the nearest location of other recycling programs.

Do you want to know if an item can be recycled?  Where do drop off items? Check out the Recycle Smart Ma or Beyond the Bin websites for assistance.

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No bulk waste items will be accepted at the Recycling Center.  No refrigerators, freezers, air conditions, or dehumidifiers are accepted.

The Town offers Electronic Waste Drop-off at the Recycling Center at EL Harvey.  There is a nominal charge as follows:
PC Monitors $10.00
PC CPUs $5.00
TVs up to 20" $5.00
TVs larger than 20" and up to 32" $10.00
TVs larger than 32" $20.00
Household Electronics $5.00
Portable Electronics $1.00

White Metal Collection

Last Saturday of every month
66 Fruit Street
7 am - 12 pm

No refrigerators, freezers, A/C's or dehumidifiers are accepted

Residents are reminded that the last Saturday of each month we accept the disposal of white metals; stoves, washers, water heaters, microwaves, etc at the Highway Department location at 66 Fruit Street.  Residents should remember that this does NOT include air conditioners, refrigerators, or freezers due to the Federal EPA regulation #40 CFR part 261 Section 261.4(B)(12) regulating releases of Chlorofluorocarbons (CFCs).

*Please do not drop off any accepted or non-accepted items at the Fruit St Garage any day other than the last Saturday of the month. The property is under video surveillance and The Hopkinton Police Department watches for illegal dumping and will ticket accordingly.

Computer monitors, TVs, and electronics are not accepted here but can be brought to the recycling center on Saturdays from 7:00 am to 3:00 pm.

Residents wishing to dispose of items not accepted by the Town of Hopkinton can contact the following: EL Harvey and Sons, Inc – 1-800-321-3002.

Leaf and Brush Drop-Off

Leaves, Brush (no larger than 6" diameter), Grass Clipping and Christmas Trees will be collected at the Hopkinton Recycling Center at EL Harvey, 394 Wood Street (Route 135), from 7:30 am to 3:00 pm, SATURDAYS ONLY. Should you have any questions, please call EL Harvey and Sons, Inc at 1-800-321-3002.

Residential Composting 
To encourage residents to compost and thereby reduce greenhouse gas emissions and costs, the Hopkinton Sustainable Green Committee has partnered with Black Earth to offer curbside pickup service at a reduced rate and other incentives for Hopkinton residents.  Learn more about composting and our incentive program with Black Earth by visiting
Mattress & Textile Recycling

Effective November 1, 2022, the Massachusetts Department of Environmental Protection (MassDEP) banned textiles and mattresses from disposal or transport for disposal in Massachusetts.  Mattresses and textiles can no longer be discarded with regular or bulk trash.  They can be recycled at several locations in your area.  More information is provided at the links below:

Materials Currently Banned from Disposal in Massachusetts

Residents must make their own arrangements for disposal for the following banned items:
  • Asphalt pavement, brick and concrete
  • Cathode ray tubes
  • Clean gypsum wallboard
  • Commercial food material (lower threshold effective November 1, 2022)
  • Ferrous and non-ferrous metals
  • Lead acid batteries
  • Mattresses (effective November 1, 2022)
  • Single-resin narrow-necked plastic containers
  • Treated and untreated wood and wood waste (banned from landfills only)
  • Whole tires (banned from landfills only; shredded tires acceptable)
The Town offers recycling programs for the following banned items:
  • Leaves and yard waste
  • Glass and metal containers
  • Recyclable paper, cardboard and paperboard
  • Textiles (effective November 1, 2022)
  • White goods (large appliances)

Recycling Fundraisers 
Note: If your charity is interested in collecting bottles & cans for fundraising at the Recycling Center during operational hours on Saturdays, please contact Bob Snyder at 508-259-1312 to be added to the calendar.  For any questions about using DPW facilities or the Recycling Center for fundraising, please contact the DPW Director at 508-497-9740 or