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


On April 6, 2013, Town Meeting representatives voted to approve a new transfer station Pay-As-You-Throw (PAYT) trash program.

As of July 1, 2013, residents must place all their trash in the Plymouth official orange trash bags before disposing at the transfer station.  Trash not placed in the designated orange bags will not be accepted. 

The Plymouth orange trash bags are conveniently available in the following sizes and quantities at retail outlets throughout Plymouth:

  • Small, 15-gallon PAYT bags are sold in packages of 8.

  • Large, 30-gallon PAYT bags are sold in packages of 5.

Each package is $6.25, and no sales tax will be charged.

The PAYT bags are for solid waste only and not recyclable items.  The PAYT program will allow the Town of Plymouth to significantly increase recycling and reduce the amount of trash it pays to dispose of, considerably reducing the cost of this service to residents. It will also create a far more fair and efficient trash collection program for everyone.  Residents who recycle will no longer subsidize trash collection for their neighbors-who may not recycle.

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


More Information

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


Office Hours:

Monday through Friday 7:00am to 3:30pm


Department of Public Works
159 Camelot Drive

Plymouth MA 02360

(508)830-4162 ext. 100


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