Recyclable Materials

If there are any questions or complaints about recycling days or what is acceptable to recycle, please contact Republic Services at 508-398-9222 or 800-352-7808, Monday - Friday 7:30 a.m. - 5 p.m. 

Where to Recycle


Single Stream - Just put your filled recycling bin out next to your regular household rubbish by 7 a.m. Recyclables and rubbish will be collected by separate trucks. (Note: If you've accidentally discarded something that cannot be recycled, we'll leave it in your bin with a note to let you know why it is not recyclable)

When to Recycle


Your recycling day will be your regular rubbish day, but only every other week. Just remember to put your filled bin out next to your regular household rubbish by 7 a.m.  Click here to visit the Road Search to check your schedule or click to view the color coded schedules:
Current RED Recycling Schedule
Current BLUE Recycling Schedule

Town of Falmouth Observed Holidays:
  • New Year's Day
  • Martin Luther King Day
  • Presidents Day
  • Patriots Day
  • Memorial Day
  • Independence Day
  • Labor Day
  • Columbus Day
  • Veterans Day
  • Thanksgiving Day
  • Christmas
When one of these holidays falls on a normal pick-up day, regular collection will take place the following day and this will continue for the rest of the week, including Saturday.  Sign up for email/text alerts & notifications regarding delayed trash pickup or other information in our NotifyMe Center.

The Following Materials Are Now Accepted for Curbside Recycling


  1. Paper Products
  2. Glass
  3. Metal Cans
  4. Plastics

What to Recycle


  • Newspapers and glossy inserts
  • paper
  • phone books and paperback books
  • Junk (and other) mail
  • Egg Cartons, cereal boxes, toy boxes
  • Clean corrugated cardboard (cannot be stained with food particles)
Note: when shopping, please request paper bags and use to bundle your paper recycling.

How to Prepare


  • Place newspapers, glossy inserts, magazines, phone books, junk mail, white, colored and computer paper together in paper bags next to blue bin
  • Remove plastic or foil liner from cereal boxes and packaging boxes, place in paper bags
  • Flatten and bundle cardboard, or place in paper bags. Bundle size not to exceed 2 feet x 2 feet. Twine may used to tie bundles.

Do Not Include


  • Do not place in plastic bags
  • Do not tape bundles together
  • No candy wrappers or foil wrapping paper
  • No cigarette packs
  • No hardcover books
  • No paper towels, facial tissues or napkins
  • No pizza boxes
  • No plastic 6 pack holders
  • No wax or foil coated materials
  • No waxed or coated paper (including milk or juice cartons)
Note: Waxed pager products, tissue, paper towels, napkins, and food containers can be easily composted in your backyard.