Public Works - Trash and Recycling

Effective November 1, 2022 MassDEP Waste Ban on Mattresses and Textiles will take effect.  For commonly asked questions, read more..

Regular Trash/Recycling Collection

Please have your carts out before 7am on the day of your collection.

Please do not put any yard waste in your trash or recycle carts. Yard waste must go to the Mansfield Green Recycle Park.

Please do not put any plastic bags in your recycle carts.  If you have any questions on items that can and cannot be recycled, please follow this link

Trash Collection

Mansfield contracts with Waste Management to provide residents (4 units or under) with weekly curbside trash pickup. Each household receives a single 64-gallon cart. Read more...

Single-Stream Recycling 

Recycling smart is our goal. Please visit our Single-Stream Recycling page in order to review our guidelines and recycle correctly. 

Bulky Items & White Goods

Where to recycle my old mattresses or my old TV, washer, etc. You can obtain accurate information on our Bulky Items & White Goods page.

Bulky item stickers are $20.00 each and white good stickers are $25.00 each.  Stickers can be purchased at the town hall during business hours.  Bulky and white goods will only be picked up for residents with curbside trash and recycling collection.  

Once the sticker is purchased, the resident will call Waste Management at 1-800-972-4545 and provide them with the sticker numbers and Waste Management will schedule a day for the pickup.

Household Hazardous Waste

In our community, the disposal of these special items is overseen by the Public Health Department. Please read our guidelines

Simple Recycling - Curbside Textile Recycling 

Residents no longer have to wait for their scheduled recycle day to put their unwanted clothing and household goods out for pickup. 

Pickups must be scheduled online at or call 866-835-5068. A reminder email will be sent the day before the scheduled pickup.

Residents no longer need to use the dedicated pink Simple Recycling bags for collection. However, the bags have been shared among the communities for residents to use until gone, if preferred. Items can be placed in any waterproof bag(s) or box(es), clearly marked Simple Recycling.

With pickup no longer tied to a resident’s trash/recycling day, the placement of items for pickup has changed as well. Clearly marked waterproof bag(s) or box(es) can be placed on the front porch or in front of the garage door by 7:30 a.m. on the scheduled pickup day.

Residents can set out items such as clothing, shoes, accessories, and other household discards such as kitchenware, tools, toys, and books or other small household goods in working condition.

For information on curbside recycling, visit the Simple Recycling website for more information.

In addition to the items listed on website, Simple Recycling will also pick up small electronics in working order that weigh less than 50 pounds.  (printers, toasters, etc.)

Composting Options

  • Black Earth Compost is starting collection in Mansfield on July 8th, 2019

The Bin - The curbside compost bin is 13 gallons and comes with a locking lid and wheels for $24.00. For an additional $10.00 you can upgrade to a starter kit which includes two sizes of compostable bags; one roll of liners for the curbside bin and one roll for kitchen counter-top containers. We require your bin be lined either with a double lined brown paper bag or a certified compostable bin liner. Bin liners can be purchased through your customer login and they will be delivered on your next scheduled pickup.
Density Discount - When 200 Mansfield households are signed up or preregistered, the price will be lowered 30% to $69.99 for 6 months (only $2.31/week) or $12.99 per month for all participants. If you are interested in starting at either price point, please sign up below. If you select preregister during sign up you will be notified via email to enroll in service when participation reaches 300.

Why Compost?

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