Lexington, MA Trash and Recycling Collection Schedule



Lexington, Massachusetts provides municipal trash and recycling collection services to residents. This article explains Lexington’s curbside pickup schedule, maps collection days by street, and covers key details for managing waste and recyclables.

Regular Curbside Collection Schedule

  • Trash and recycling pickup occurs once per week on a designated weekday based on location.

  • Collection is divided into 5 districts – North, East, Southeast, Southwest, and Northwest.

  • Trash and recycling materials are collected road-by-road on the same day.

  • Regular collection takes place Monday through Friday from 7AM – 3PM.

  • Recyclables are picked up dual stream – paper one week, commingled containers the next.

  • Yard waste is collected seasonally April through November on the same day as recycling.

  • Bulky items can be scheduled for pickup by appointment only through the Department of Public Works.

Lexington Trash and Recycling Collection Map

The town provides a detailed curbside collection schedule map that lists the designated weekday pickup for each street in Lexington.

Residents should look up their street name to determine their assigned collection day. The town is divided into the following districts:

  • North: Monday collection
  • Northeast: Tuesday collection
  • Southeast: Wednesday collection
  • Southwest: Thursday collection
  • Northwest: Friday collection

Knowing the correct collection schedule is essential to ensure trash and recycling materials are set out properly for pickup each week.

Curbside Pickup Guidelines

Lexington has several key policies residents must follow for curbside collection:

  • Trash and recycling must be placed curbside by 7AM on the scheduled pickup day. Pickup is not guaranteed after this time.

  • Recyclable paper products are collected one week, commingled containers the next week.

  • Yard waste is collected seasonally from April to November only, on the same day as recycling.

  • Bulky items like furniture must be scheduled for pickup by appointment through the DPW. Fees apply.

  • Holidays delay pickup by one day. No service on Thanksgiving, Christmas, and New Year’s Day.

  • Missed collections should be reported to the hauler Capitol Waste Services at 617-569-1718.

Accepted Curbside Materials

Lexington residents can set out the following materials roadside on the designated collection day:

  • Trash – All non-hazardous municipal solid waste that is properly contained.

  • Dual Stream Recycling – Paper, cardboard, glass bottles/jars, metal cans, rigid plastics.

  • Yard Waste – Leaves, grass clippings, brush. Must use paper bags or rigid containers.

  • Textiles – Clothing, shoes, linens, towels. Place in bags labeled “textiles.”

  • Food Scraps – Food waste collection available for a fee through Black Earth Composting service. Opt-in required.

Hazardous waste, electronics, construction debris, and other specialty items require special disposal. More details on accepted curbside materials can be found on the town trash and recycling website.

Holiday Collection Schedule

The following six holidays delay curbside collection by one day in Lexington:

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

Thanksgiving, Christmas, and New Year’s days have no trash service. Pickup resumes the following day.

Check the [town calendar](https://www.lexingtonma.gov/DocumentCenter/View/3663/2023



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