Trash & Recycling

Pickup Status:  Trash and recycling pickup is scheduled according to the Recycling Guide produced by the Recycling Commission, unless extreme circumstances require any changes.


Every week, your household trash will be picked up at the curb. There is no additional fee for the general trash that goes in your trash barrels (35 Gallon Max, limit 3 barrels). That is covered by your property tax. A $5 bulk sticker will need to be purchased for items that don't fit into the trash barrel such as mattresses, bikes, furniture, and more. More information is included in the Westford Recycling Brochure, available at the Town Clerk's office and on the Recycling Commission's webpage.

For questions about trash pickup, please call ACME Waste Systems at 781-935-6339
Back of Trash Truck


View information regarding recycling in Westford by viewing the Recycling Enforcement Policy FAQs.

For questions about recycling pickup, please call Republic Services (800) 442-9006: Mon-Fri 8AM - 5PM.
Westford Recycling Commission

Westford's Litter League Green Team

Last spring, resident Carmen Chiungos took litter clean up into her own hands. Every single Saturday morning from April to October, Carmen and friends went out for one hour and picked up trash along Westford's roadways. The group was named the Litter League Green Team. This year, the Highway Department is providing the Green Team with kits and supplies needed to be even more successful. These kits contain enough equipment and supplies for eight volunteers, and maybe be borrowed from the Highway Department.
Litter League Kits include:
  • Yellow bags for trash, clear bags for recyclables
  • 8 safety vests
  • Glo-pink flag tape to mark tires and other objects too heavy for volunteers to lift
  • 8 metal grabbers for picking up the trash
The Highway Department will collect the full bags and flagged items left at the roadside by the Litter League Teams. So get your neighborhood together, or your child's scout troop or your club members, and pick some dates to borrow the equipment.

To sign up to borrow the kits, or to see what groups have scheduled the kits, go to the online registration site. You can also view the Litter League Equipment Request Form (PDF), required to save time when you collect your kit.