The Town of Westford contracts with a hauler to provide town-wide collection of trash and recycling (see note below regarding food scraps). Up to 64 gallons of trash per week, per household is paid for by the Town through property taxes. Volumes exceeding 64 gallons per week will be billed to the property owner by the hauler.
Current hauler: Myers Container
Myers can be contacted by calling 655-4312 or going to their website.
Westford Waste Management has a Facebook page! Go there to get the fastest updates straight from Myers themselves.
Trash is picked up weekly as follows:
Tuesday: Route 128 and all roads west of Route 128.
This includes the following private dead end roads off Route 128: Stygles Lane, Castle Hill Lane, Maple Ridge Lane, Pearwood Lane, Post Road, Bixby Hill Lane, Twin Hill Road, Bouffard Lane Phillips Lane, Mathieu Road, River Bend Lane and Talcott Road.
Wednesday: All roads east of Route 128
Recycling is picked up weekly on the same day your trash is picked up.
Please refer to Chittenden Solid Waste District’s (CSWD) website for recycling information and material requirements (https://cswd.net/recycling/ or call 872-8111).
Trash and recycling will be picked up on all holidays with the exception of Christmas.
If you live on a road or shared driveway and have aggregate pickup, you must identify the trash and recycling from your home using stickers. Stickers are available free of charge at the town office.
Recycling bins are available for purchase at the town office.
Please note: Trash and recycling need to be put out for pickup before 6:00 a.m. on collection day. It must be placed curbside at the end of your driveway (or road in some cases) where it can be seen by the driver. If you put your garbage out the night before, be sure to place it in a can with a lid or other appropriate receptacle to prevent animals from getting into it.
General information on trash and recycling requirements can be found on CSWD’s website. The website has information on drop off center locations, what items go where, etc.
Effective July 1, 2020, per Act 148, food scraps are banned from landfills. Additionally, the Selectboard recently chose to not include the collection of food scraps in the contract with Myers. This means that residents will need to either compost food scraps or bring them to one of the Chittenden Solid Waste District (CSWD) drop off centers.
What are food scraps?
Food scraps are parts of food that are typically discarded rather than eaten: peels, rinds, cores, eggshells, seeds, pits, bones, shells, coffee grounds and filters, loose-leaf tea, and fats/oils/grease. Food scraps is also food that was eaten but not finished: “plate scraps” or leftovers that went bad. Any type of food can become food scraps including bread, pasta, soup, vegetables, fruit, sauces, meat, fish, dairy, sweets, etc.
What should I do with meat and bones?
If you compost in your yard, the law allows you to put meat and bones in the trash so they don’t attract animals to your composting bin. If you chose to bring food scraps to a drop-off center, you can include meat and bones with the rest of your food scraps.
CSWD has an abundance of information on their website including answers to questions, ways to reduce waste and how to compost to name a few. Please go to https://cswd.net/scrapfoodwaste/ or call them at 872-8111 to get more information.