Bulk Items & Policy

Bulk Items


Bulk items are items that are not reusable, will not fit in a trash barrel (longer than 4 feet), are over 50 pounds (too heavy for a barrel), and difficult for one person to lift. They must be items that are not banned from the trash, and they must be burnable (flammable), as they are going to the incinerator.

Bulk Items Include


  • Furniture
    • Sofas
    • Chairs
    • Ottomans
    • Bookcases
    • Tables
    • Entertainment centers (less the electronics)
    • Mattress with box springs (Note: Mattress and box springs count as 1 item and require only one sticker)
  • Carpeting cut into 4 feet lengths (1 bulk sticker is needed for every 5 rolls of carpeting)
  • Wood
    • No lead paint
    • Pressure or creosote-treated
    • Oil painted
  • Burnable Construction Waste - small home-improvement amounts only - not large amounts from major construction.
    • No sheet rock
    • Tile
    • Roofing tiles
    • Insulation
    • Granite
    • Ceramic
    • Oil based paint

Bulk Item Policy


Bulk items that fit the descriptions and conditions above, can be placed in the trash and must display a Curbside Bulk Waste Collection Sticker per Town of Westford trash policy. With a bulk item sticker attached to the item, the trash hauler will pick the item up on your regular trash day.

Curbside Bulk Waste Collection Stickers may be purchased for $5 each.
Bulk Waste Collection Sample

Bulk Items Not Collected with Trash


Electronics, appliances and larger metal objects are bulk items that are not collected with trash. There is a separate monthly curbside collection on the third Saturday for appliances, electronics and metal such as exercise equipment and swing sets, lawn mowers and grills. The Westford Town Clerk accepts the $30 payment and arranges pickup by calling the Town Clerk at 978-692-5515. The town also holds drop-off electronics collections over the course of the year.

Bulk items for special pickup or arrangements are list as follows:
  • Appliances include:
    • Stoves
    • Refrigerators
    • Dishwashers
    • Air conditioners
    • Vacuum cleaners
    • Humidifier
    • Dehumidifiers
  • Electronics include:
    • Televisions
    • Computer equipment
    • Laptops and towers
    • Displays - flat screen and CRTs
    • Stereos and speakers
  • Sinks, tubs and toilets can also be collected on the 3rd Saturday for a fee if arranged by the Town Clerk
  • For payment, cash/check accepted, credit cards are not accepted. If residents are unable to visit the Town Clerk's office, they may mail a check to:
    • Town Clerk
      55 Main Street
      Westford, MA
    • Include a self-addressed stamped envelope, and a curbside collection sticker will be mailed back.
Note: If purely metal, freon-free items such as grills can be taken to Westford Metals, 69 Broadway, they will be accepted as scrap metal. Call Westford Metals at 978-392-3251 for more information.