Since March 2016, the Town of Middleborough is making it easier for residents to reduce waste and save money. For residents currently using the 32-gallon cart, Town trash bags will also be available for sale at local retailers, making it more convenient to purchase bags and reduce your expenses.
For residents currently paying quarterly trash fees with a 64-gallon cart, call DPW to find out how you can take control of your solid waste expenses by eliminating your quarterly fee!
Why make this change? For many very good reasons.
Residents can save money. With the enhanced, more equitable Solid Waste program, residents pay only for the garbage they throw away—not for their neighbors’ trash too!
Middleborough saves. If there’s less trash generated, Middleborough pays less to manage it. These savings—which can be substantial—can 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 Option Green program lets you take control of your waste disposal costs!
Middleborough trash bags are conveniently available at retail outlets throughout the Town and are available in 2 sizes.
For more information, please contact the Middleborough Department of Public Works
Monday through Friday 7:00am to 3:30pm