Worcester Trash Schedule 2023 (Bulk Pickup, Holidays, Maps)

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

The City of Worcester is in Massachusetts with Leominster and Fitchburg to the north, Providence to the south, Framingham to the east, Chicopee and Springfield 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.

Worcester Trash Collection Calendar 2023

For normal trash collections schedules, visit: https://www.worcesterma.gov/trash-recycling/schedule

Trash Pick Up Holidays

Here you can see the city-observed trash pickup holidays.

  • New Year’s Day
  • Memorial Day
  • Independence Day
  • Labor Day
  • Thanksgiving Day
  • Christmas Day

Due to disposal facility closures, trash and recycling may not be picked up on the above holidays. During a holiday week (Monday through Saturday) your trash and recycling may be collected up to one full day earlier or later than your regular service day. Call our office or visit www.wm.com up to three days prior and through the holiday week for your collection schedule.

Worcester Trash Collection Map

Worcester trash pickup schedule map

Bulk Waste Pickup Calendar 2023

To find your bulk item pickup schedule visit: https://www.worcesterma.gov/trash-recycling/residential-drop-off-center/bulk-waste-disposal

Acceptable Items for Bulk Pickup

  • Household appliances such as microwaves, cookers, washing machines, fridges and freezers
  • Electrical appliances such as TVs and PCs
  • Beds and mattresses
  • Bags of garden waste
  • Rolls of carpet

Unacceptable Items for Bulk Pickup

  • commercial fridges or freezers
  • hazardous items
  • chemicals
  • clinical waste
  • car batteries
  • tires
  • glass bottles
  • ammunition
  • batteries

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 Worcester 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.worcesterma.gov/trash-recycling/recycling

Frequently Asked Questions

When is bulk pickup in Worcester?

To find your bulky item pickup in your area visit: https://www.worcesterma.gov/trash-recycling/residential-drop-off-center/bulk-waste-disposal

What day is trash pickup?

To find trash pickup on your street visit: https://www.worcesterma.gov/trash-recycling/schedule

What time does trash collection start?

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

How can I contact the Worcester Public Works Department?

Department of Public Works
20 East Worcester Street
Worcester, MA 01604


Is Worcester trash pickup delayed this week?

Follow the announcements put out by the city for updates on trash pickup delays.

Did we miss anything?

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