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On July 1, 2019, the Town of Harvard converted its residential waste collection program to the new SMART (Save Money and Reduce Trash) waste reduction program.  With this program, residential trash is only accepted when residents place it in the official Town of Harvard trash bags.

Why make this change?  For many very good reasons.

  • Residents can save money. With the new, more equitable SMART program, residents pay only for the garbage they throw away.

  • Harvard saves. Since there will be less trash generated, Harvard will pay less to dispose of it.  These savings—which can be substantial—will be rerouted back into the community.

  • The environment is better preserved: When residents throw away less, recycle more, and “lighten the load” in any number of other ways, landfills last longer, greenhouse gas emissions are reduced, millions of BTUs of energy are saved, and natural resources last longer.

Remember, by recycling more you’ll produce less trash, which means you’ll use fewer trash bags. The new SMART program lets you take control of your waste disposal costs!


For additional information such as: meeting agendas, minutes, documents, and members, please visit the Transfer Station Committee Website

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More Information

For more information, please contact the Harvard Department of Public Works


Town of Harvard DPW

47 Depot Road

Harvard, MA 01451


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