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Trash Disposal Rules and Guidelines*

Harvard, MA   Bags  |  What to Throw  |  What to Recycle  |  Program Background FAQs

Beginning July 1, 2019, all regular household trash must be bagged in official Town of Harvard trash bags before being disposed of at the transfer station. Items not in designated bags will not be accepted.  No exceptions will be made.

For the complete list of Harvard’s Transfer Station Rules and Regulations, please click here.

The following items will require a separate fee for disposal:

  • Residential Bulky Waste (Large items such as Lawn furniture, Toys, Rugs, Padding, Carpets and Residential Remodeling debris)

  • Sofas, Mattresses, Box Springs, Toilets

  • Tires

  • Appliances, Computers Monitors, TVs

  • Fire Extinguishers

  • Propane Tanks

You can either use Dump Dollars or Punch Cards to pay for disposal. Please see the fee schedule here.  To learn more about Dump Dollars, please click here.

Household Hazardous Waste may be disposed of at the Devens Regional Household Hazardous Products Collection Center

Syringes and Sharps
You may obtain a sharps medical container from Nashoba Associated BOH, please call 978-772-3335 or visit, under public health “hot topics”

Prescription Medicines

  • Deposit 24/7 at Police Department.

  • No liquids.

  • No sharps.

  • Do not put down the drain.

*Last updated May 2021

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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