Thanksgiving Day is Thursday Nov 23rd and may impact your pickup schedule

Medford MA Trash Schedule 2023 (Bulk Pickup, Holidays, Map)

We’re here to help you find the Medford MA trash pickup schedule for 2023 including bulk pickup, recycling, holidays, and maps.

The City of Medford is in Massachusetts with Malden to the northeast, Woburn to the northwest, Somerville to the south, Malden to the east, Arlington to the west.

If there’s a change to your normal trash collection schedule then there’s a good chance your street sweeping schedule has changed too so make sure to check for updates.

Medford Trash Collection Calendar 2023

For normal trash collections schedules, visit

Trash Pick Up Holidays

Here you can see the city-observed holidays.

  • Martin Luther King Jr
  • President’s Day
  • Patriot’s Day
  • Memorial Day
  • Independence Day
  • Labor Day
  • Columbus Day
  • Veterans Day
  • Thanksgiving Day

When an observed holiday falls on a normal collection day, collections will be delayed by one day for the remainder of the week.

Medford Trash Collection Map

Medford MA Trash Pickup Schedule Map

Bulk Waste Pickup Calendar 2023

To find your bulk item pickup schedule visit:

Acceptable Items for Bulk Pickup

  • Furniture: Sofas, chairs (metal & wooden), desks, tables, bookcases, entertainments centers
  • Bedding: Foot and head board, dressers, mirrors must be taped to prevent breakage
  • Area Rugs: Must be rolled and tied (with twine or duct tape)

Unacceptable Items for Bulk Pickup

  • Sinks
  • toilets
  • bathtubs
  • doors
  • windows
  • screens
  • lumber
  • fencing
  • play structures
  • concrete
  • brick
  • stones
  • rocks
  • large carpet

Have bulky items the city won’t pick up? You need a junk removal service.

If you have large items that the city won’t take from you, you may need to hire a junk removal service.

Junk removal services are not be as picky about the items they’re collecting so if the city won’t take the item, this may be your best bet. There’s usually a fee involved with junk removal but most companies can tell you ahead of time approximately what it’s going to cost.

There are a number of junk removal services in Medford and I’m sure many of them will be able to help you out.

Recycling Collection Calendar 2023

Here’s the link to the recycling collection calendar:

Frequently Asked Questions

When is bulk pickup in Medford?

To find your bulky item pickup in your area visit:

What day is trash pickup?

To find trash pickup on your street visit:

What time does trash collection start?

Trash collection starts at 6:00 a.m. Make sure to have your bins on the curb by then.

How can I contact the Medford Public Works Department?

Waste Management
Phone: 800-972-4545

Department of Public Works
Phone: (781) 393-2417
Alternate Phone: (781) 393-2511
Fax: (781) 393-2422

Did we miss anything?

Hope you were able to find everything you need for the Medford trash pickup schedule. We strive to provide the most up to date information so please let us know if you need anything else.

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