We’re here to help you find the Waltham trash pickup schedule for 2023 including bulk pickup, recycling, holidays, and maps.
The City of Waltham is in Massachusetts with Lexington to the north, Newton to the south, Worcester to the west, Cambridge, Somerville and Boston to the east.
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.
Waltham Trash Collection Calendar 2023
For normal trash collections schedules, visit https://www.city.waltham.ma.us/recycling-trash-pick-up-schedule
Trash Pick Up Holidays
Here you can see the city-observed holidays.
- New Year’s Day
January 1, 2023 (observed Monday, January 2nd)
- Martin Luther King Jr. Day
January 16, 2023
- President’s Day
February 20, 2023
- Patriot’s Day
April 17, 2023
- Memorial Day
May 29, 2023
June 19, 2023
- Independence Day
July 4, 2023
- Labor Day
September 4, 2023
- Columbus Day
October 9, 2023
- Veteran’s Day
November 10, 2023 (observed Friday, November 10th)
- Thanksgiving Day
November 23, 2023
- Christmas Day
December 25, 2023
During a holiday week, if your regularly scheduled pick-up day is:
Monday – Then your trash & recycling will be picked-up on Tuesday during a holiday week.
Tuesday – Then your trash & recycling will be picked-up on Wednesday during a holiday week.
Wednesday – Then your trash & recycling will be picked-up on Thursday during a holiday week.
Thursday – Then your trash & recycling will be picked-up on Friday during a holiday week.
Friday – Then your trash & recycling will be picked-up on Saturday during a holiday week.
Waltham Trash Collection Map
Bulk Waste Pickup Calendar 2023
To find your bulk item pickup schedule visit: https://www.city.waltham.ma.us/recycling-department/pages/how-do-i-get-rid-of for find the collection day for your bulk waste.
Acceptable Items for Bulk Pickup
- Electronics & Appliances
- Textiles (clothing, shoes, linens, towels, curtains, & cloth accessories)
- Construction Waste (Asphalt, brick, metal, wood, toilets, etc)
- Leaves & yard waste
- Hazardous waste (paint, oil, batteries, pesticides, cleaners, mercury, gas, etc)
- Unwanted medication
- Food Waste
- Holiday Waste (Christmas trees, wrapping paper, boxes, bubble wrap, etc)
- Donation options in Waltham (Bicycles, diapers, clothes, appliances, electronics, books etc)
Unacceptable Items for Bulk Pickup
No Plastic Bags or Styrofoam of any kind.
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 Waltham 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: https://www.city.waltham.ma.us/recycling-trash-pick-up-schedule
Frequently Asked Questions
When is bulk pickup in Waltham?
To find your bulky item pickup in your area visit: https://www.city.waltham.ma.us/recycling-department/pages/how-do-i-get-rid-of
What day is trash pickup?
To find trash pickup on your street visit: https://www.city.waltham.ma.us/recycling-trash-pick-up-schedule
What time does trash collection start?
Trash collection starts at 7 a.m. Make sure to have your bins on the curb by then.
How can I contact the Waltham Public Works Department?
Phone: (781) 314-3390
Address: Municipal Building. 165 Lexington St.
Waltham, MA 02451
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