Recycling Guidelines

Why recycle?

Recycling saves money, creates jobs and reduces climate change.

Your efforts make a big difference. Thank you!

SINGLE STREAM It all goes together
Recycling Made Easier

Dear Weymouth Resident:
    Residents can put paper, glass, plastic, metal cans and flattened cardboard all together in one container. No more separating. Recycling is easier and more convenient for you.  Single Stream increases recycling by decreasing the trash we throw away; and that brings down trash disposal costs.

What Are the Benefits?

  • Easier for residents to recycle
  • Increases recycling, decreases trash
  • Utilizes packer trucks that hold 3 times more material than a standard recycling truck
  • Truck efficiency = less trips to the Recycling Facility
  • Reduces collection and transportation costs
  • Bulky cardboard is no longer a problem
  • Recycling generates revenue for Weymouth

As your Mayor, I encourage you to join with me to increase our recycling efforts. If each one of us does our part, we can make a positive difference for our environment and our community.

What is Recyclable?

All paper, not contaminated by food:

  • All Colored & Construction Paper (staples/paper clips OK),
  • Newspapers, including inserts, Mail, Envelopes of all types, Cardboard
  • Paper Bags, Paperback Books, Telephone Books, & Magazines
  • Junk Mail, Brochures, Flyers, & Catalogues & Books (with hard covers removed)
  • Office Paper, Envelopes, File & Pendaflex Folders
  • Cereal, Shoe, Pasta, & Cracker Boxes, etc., (remove liners)
  • Milk & Juice Cartons
  • Glass Bottles & Jars (all colors)
  • All Plastics (Numbered 1-7)
  • Soda, Juice, Water Bottles (glass or plastic)
  • Milk Jugs, Bleach, Detergent & Shampoo Bottles
  • Clean Food Containers
  • Tin and steel cans & lids (rinsed)
  • Aseptic Juice Boxes
  • EMPTY aerosol cans

Non-Recyclable Items

The following are not recyclable through Single Stream curbside pick-up:

  • No Plastic Bags (Please recycle bags at your supermarket)
  • No Window Glass, No Fabric, No Foam Packaging, No Styrofoam
  • No Recyclables Containing Food Waste

Curbside Appliance Collection:

Scrap Metal & Appliances will be collected by appointment only. These items include refrigerators, air conditioners, washers, dryers, hot water heaters and any other appliances. Please place these materials apart from your regular household trash & recycling.  Please call (781)-233-2211 to schedule.

Robert Hedlund
Mayor