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 highway garage on Hazardous Waste Day ONLY. Hazardous Waste Day is an annual event and is usually held in the Spring. Hazardous Waste Day is well-advertised via local newspapers, social media, flyers, and message boards around town. This year's date is Saturday, April 15th, 9:00am-12:00pm.


Recycling small blue recycle bins can be purchased for $5 each at the Highway Department.

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


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 by the Tree and Park Department for several weeks in January. The dates for this season are Monday, January 3rd to Friday, January 14th.

Please place your tree curbside before 7:00am 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 stands, bags, or wreaths.

CRTs (Computers and Televisions)
All CRTs may be picked up by appointment from your trash company. If you made a new CRT purchase, the company purchased from may have a program for recycling the old product.

        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 mattress for you. 

Mercury Items
All mercury-bearing items (fluorescent bulbs, thermometers, etc.) may be brought to the Highway Garage on Mondays only (excluding holidays) between the hours of 8:00AM and 3:00PM.

Metals may be picked up by appointment from your trash company.

Motor Oil
Motor oil is no longer accepted at the DPW. Some auto stores may take motor oil to be recycled. It is recommended to keep the receipt when purchasing oil, as the store may ask for it.


Latex-based paints can be disposed of as regular trash once solidified. Paint hardener packets can be purchased at local stores, however mixing it with kitty litter is recommended as well.

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

Tires may be picked up by appointment from your trash company, possibly at a fee. The company you purchased from may offer a return program.