The Town of Foxborough DOES NOT contract with any one specific Trash Hauling Company; This allows each Property Owner to choose the Company that will fit their individual needs.
However, all Trash Haulers must be licensed with the Board of Health.  Please refer to the list below for those companies currently licensed with us as of 2020.

*2022 Licensed Trash Hauler List

*With the information available to us at the time the list was produced, every effort was made to assist residents in identifying those companies that may provide residential curbside pick up as opposed to those companies that provide dumpsters and/or roll-offs only. If you are looking for a company that provides curbside trash pick up, we suggest beginning with the companies that are NOT identified as "Primarily Dumpsters/Roll-offs". Please be aware that some companies have a strict "service radius" and may not offer curbside pick up in Foxborough. We cannot recommend any one company, but we offer this list that allows you to "shop around".


Hazardous Waste is brought to the DPW Highway Garage on Hazardous Waste Day ONLY.
HWD is an annual event and well-advertised via local newspapers, social media, flyers,
and message boards around town.
This year's date is Saturday, November 4th, 2023, 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM.
With another date T/B/A in the Spring.


Recycling small blue recycle bins can be purchased for $5 each at the
  Highway Department Office during regular business hours.

Large-wheeled buckets are purchased through your trash company for a fee.
which usually gets charged to your account and gets dropped off by company.


Non-Rechargeable batteries (Alkaline AA, AAA, C, D, 3, 6, 9, and 12)
may be disposed of in your trash.

Rechargeable batteries (Lithium ion, Nickel cadmium, Nickel metal Hydride, Small sealed lead) should be brought to the Highway Department during office hours.

Christmas Trees
Christmas trees are collected on your trash day the first 2 weeks in January
by our Tree and Park Department.

Please place your tree curbside before 7:00 AM on your trash day;
We will not come back once the route is completed.
Trees can not contain any ornaments, garland, and lights.
We do not take tree's in stands & bags.  No wreaths will be taken.

CRTs (Computers)
Staples has a program where you can drop off electronics such as Cell Phones, Computers,
Monitors, IPads, Printers, etc... Call store for details. Other electronic stores may offer same program


        Trash Companies no long take mattresses -
When buying a new mattress many companies offer to take the old one for a fee. 
Discarded mattresses can be difficult to manage. They are expensive to transport, hard to compact, take up lots of landfill space and can damage incinerator processing equipment. 
Yet mattresses are made up mostly of recyclable materials. Once disassembled, more than 75 percent of their components can be reused. This is better for the environment and the reasoning behind Mass DEP placing them on the Waste Ban list.
Please visit to find local companies that will recycling your mattresses.

Mercury Items
All mercury-bearing items (fluorescent bulbs, thermometers, etc. may be brought to the Highway Garage Office during regular business hours.

Motor Oil
Motor oil is no longer accepted at the DPW except on Hazardous Waste Day.
Some auto stores may take used motor oil if purchased at their location with receipt.


Latex-based paints can be disposed in regular trash Once Solidified.
Solidify paint by mixing with kitty litter or paint hardener packets purchased at local stores.

Oil-based paints, thinners, and stains may be brought to the Highway Garage on Mondays only (excluding holidays), 8:00AM - 3:00PM.

Tires no longer accepted by trash companies - The company you purchased from may offer a return program.