Recycling & Rubbish


Compost Center

THE COMPOST CENTER IS CLOSED FOR THE SEASON. The Compost Center at 29 Pond St North will reopen on April 1, 2024. The hours of operation are Monday-Friday 12:30pm - 3:30pm and Saturday and Sunday 9am -3pm. Residents that participate in the City's trash program must show their license and registration for a sticker. Residents that do not participate in the City's trash program can purchase a recycling/compost sticker that allows access to the sites for $30 at the City's Health Department.

Christmas String Lights

Broken or unwanted Christmas string lights are now being accepted at the Recycling Center at 29 Pond St North Tuesdays & Thursdays 12:30-3:30pm and Fridays & Saturdays 9am-1pm.


Oil paint and aerosol cans may be disposed of during Household Hazardous Waste Days only. The schedule is as follows: May 4, 2024, and October 19, 2024 from 9am to 1pm at the Recycling Center. Latex paint can be dried out and bagged with your regular trash. NO LATEX PAINT WILL BE ACCEPTED at the Household Hazardous Waste Days. City residents that do not participate in the City's trash program may also participate with a valid Recycling/Compost sticker.

Mattress and Box Spring Collection

As of November 1, 2022, mattress and box springs will be banned from the landfill. Acceptable mattresses (dry and no bed bugs) can be recycled at the City's recycling center during normal business hours for $25/piece - *cash or check only*. Residents may contract directly with a private company for curbside pick-up and recycling of mattresses and box springs. Below is the contact information for one such private company. HandUp Mattress Recycling offers mattress pickup services in Attleboro. The City has no contractual or other relationship with HandUp or any other company, and neither endorses or warrants the services provided by any such company. This contact information is provided as a courtesy to our residents. Residents can directly contact HandUp to make an appointment for the curbside pickup of a mattress and/or box spring by going directly to their website- or by calling 774-271-8744.

Auto Waste Collection

Auto Waste Collection will be held Saturdays 9am-1pm during the months of April- November at 29 Pond St North. The last collection for the season will be held November 25. 2023. Automotive waste, oil, oil filters, and antifreeze may be disposed. NO PAINT PRODUCTS.

Compost Center/ Recycling Center Stickers

Stickers are for sale at the City's Health Department for City residents that live in dwellings with 9 or more units. The sticker is for the 2023 calendar year and includes use of both the Compost and Recycling Centers. Stickers are available with a driver's license and vehicle registration. Cost is $30 and payable by check or cash.

2023 Earth Day

Help keep textiles out of the waste stream. Donate clothing, shoes, and linens at the Bay State Textile Bin located within the Recycling Center at 29 Pond St North, Attleboro 02703. For curbside collection of textiles contact Helpsy online at or by calling 800-244-6350.

Cloth Bin

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Recycling takes little effort on your part, for a big difference to our world.