Holden Trash Schedule and Collection Guidelines



Keeping Holden clean and green starts with proper trash disposal. This article provides a comprehensive guide to Holden’s trash and recycling schedule, collection guidelines, and resources for additional information.

Overview of Trash and Recycling Services in Holden

Trash and recycling collection in Holden is handled by the Department of Public Works (DPW). The DPW provides trash and recycling pickup for residential properties and some commercial properties in Holden.

Key things to know:

  • Trash and recycling are picked up weekly on designated days depending on your address
  • Trash must be placed curbside in approved containers before 7AM on collection day
  • Recycling must be placed curbside in approved containers before 7AM on collection day
  • Bulk items like furniture can be disposed of weekly with advance scheduling
  • Hazardous waste requires special disposal at designated drop-off events

Review the sections below for full details on trash and recycling schedules, guidelines, and other waste disposal programs.

Trash and Recycling Collection Schedule

Trash and recycling pickup occurs once per week on designated days depending on your street address.

Collection Days

  • Monday: Trash and recycling
  • Tuesday: Trash and recycling
  • Wednesday: Trash and recycling
  • Thursday: Trash and recycling
  • Friday: Trash and recycling

Check the pickup schedule on the Holden DPW website to confirm your assigned collection day. The full street listing is available here.

Collection Times

  • Place barrels curbside before 7AM on collection day
  • Collection occurs between 7AM and 5PM
  • Barrels must be removed from curbside by the end of the collection day

Trash Barrels and Recycling Bins

All trash must be placed in approved barrels, and all recycling must be placed in approved bins.

Trash Barrels

  • Barrels must be watertight with a tight fitting cover
  • Barrels must not exceed 32 gallons in capacity
  • Barrels must be placed curbside for collection

Recycling Bins

  • Recyclables must be placed in approved recycling bins
  • Bins are provided by the town
  • To request a bin, contact the DPW at 508-210-5540
  • Bins must be placed curbside each week on collection day

Trash and Recycling Policies and Guidelines

Follow these guidelines to ensure your trash and recycling is collected properly:

Trash policies:

  • Trash must be bagged inside approved barrels
  • Barrels cannot exceed 50 pounds in weight
  • Do not place hazardous waste or recycling in trash barrels

Recycling policies:

  • All recyclables can be comingled in the recycling bin – no need to separate
  • Follow local guidelines on what can/cannot be recycled
  • Do not bag recyclables – place directly in bin
  • Rinse food residue from containers but do not place recyclables in plastic bags

Bulk waste:

  • Bulk items like furniture can be disposed of weekly with advance notice
  • Contact DPW at 508-210-5540 by Friday to schedule bulk pickup for the following week

Yard waste:

  • Yard waste must be bundled (branches) or placed in barrels/bags
  • Yard waste is collected on your designated trash day
  • Brush cannot exceed 4 feet in length and 50 pounds in weight

Hazardous waste:

  • Hazardous waste requires special disposal
  • Holden holds periodic drop-off days for hazardous waste – check schedule
  • Do not place hazardous waste in regular trash or recycling

Recycling Guide – What’s Accepted?

Holden accepts a wide variety of recyclables as part of its curbside recycling program. All recyclables can be mixed together – no need to separate.

Accepted recyclable materials:

  • Paper and cardboard
    • Newspapers, magazines, office paper, mail, books
    • Corrugated cardboard and paperboard boxes
    • Do not include soiled paper or tissues
  • Metal cans and containers
    • Aluminum/tin food and beverage cans
    • Empty aerosol cans
    • Empty and rinse before recycling
  • Plastic bottles and containers
    • #1 and #2 plastic containers
    • Plastic soda, water, milk bottles
    • Detergent, shampoo bottles
    • Empty and rinse before recycling
  • Glass food and beverage bottles and jars
    • Empty and rinse before recycling
    • Discard lids in trash
  • Milk and juice cartons
    • Empty and rinse before recycling
  • Foil products
    • Aluminum foil, foil trays and pans (must be clean)

Not accepted:

  • Styrofoam
  • Plastic bags and wrap
  • Ceramics and dishware
  • Window glass and mirrors
  • Light bulbs

When in doubt, check with Holden’s recycling guide to confirm if an item is recyclable.

Additional Waste Disposal Programs and Resources

In addition to regular curbside pickup, Holden offers programs for disposing of hazardous waste, textiles, electronics, and more.

  • Hazardous waste disposal: Holden holds periodic hazardous waste drop-off days. Materials like chemicals, automotive fluids, batteries, and more can be safely disposed of. Check the schedule for upcoming drop-offs. Do not place hazardous waste in curbside trash or recycling.

  • Textile recycling: Unwanted clothing and other textiles can be recycled via donation boxes located around town. Check locations on Holden’s website.

  • Electronics recycling: TVs, computers, and other electronics can be recycled at the Holden DPW Transfer Station. Fees may apply.

  • Medication disposal: Unused medications can be safely disposed of in the Rx Box at the Holden Police Department. Keep medications out of landfills and water!

  • Brush and composting: Brush can be disposed of on regular trash day following guidelines. Compost bins are also available for purchase from the town.

  • Bulky waste disposal: Bulk items like furniture and mattresses can be disposed of weekly with advance scheduling through the DPW. Fees may apply.

For more information on trash, recycling, and waste disposal in Holden, visit the Department of Public Works website or call 508-210-5540. Proper waste disposal keeps our community clean and protects the environment!



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