Abington ma trash pickup is a simple service that many residents take for granted. However, it is crucial for everyone to keep their trash and recycling containers out of the street to ensure collection is made on time each week.
Residential Trash & Recycling Pickup:
Each week, the town’s Public Works Department collects trash, recyclables and yard waste from all inhabited residences in the town using an automated system. This allows the town to collect more waste with less people, and saves money in the long run by reducing carbon emissions and missed collections.
Residential Trash & Recycling Regulations:
In accordance with the Board of Health’s local regulations, refuse containers must be placed at the curb or at a point not more than three (3) feet from the back of the curb by seven (7:00) A.M. on the scheduled day, and must be maintained in a sanitary condition.
The town collects clean paper, cardboard, bottles and rigid containers for recycling. The following materials are not collected: plastic bags (currently being recycled), tin and metal cans, foam containers, plastic toys, glass or other items containing hazardous chemicals.
The following electronic items can be disposed of at the recycling center: TV’s, computer monitors, VCR’s, DVD players, copy and fax machines, cell phones and most items with circuit boards.
Household Hazardous Waste:
Every other year, the Whitman, Abington and Hanson Boards of Health join with the South Shore Recycling Coop for a joint household hazardous waste collection event. Check back in August for the date of this fall’s collection.