Lexington Trash Schedule 2024 (Holidays, Recycling, & Bulk Pickup)

Lexington (zip code: 01731) is a town near Chicopee, Peabody, Lynn, Arlington, Shrewsbury, North Andover, Attleboro, Natick, Newton, Medford, Brockton, Maynard, Somerville, Mattapoisett, Watertown, Quincy and Walpole in the state of Massachusetts, in the United States.

Like other towns in the country, Lexington offers its residents a trash collection program through which the citizens can get rid of their daily household trash, recyclables, hazardous waste and bulky items. Following are the details about the Lexington trash schedule.

Lexington Trash Pickup Schedule

Trash collection takes place once every week in Lexington. However, the collection days vary from street to street. Moreover, the curbside collection starts at 7 am on your pickup day, so you have to place the carts at the curbside before this time.

You can have your complete Lexington trash schedule and garbage collection days checked from this trash collection map:

Lexington Trash Pickup Schedule

Some national holidays might alter your trash pickup schedule, so you can check the holiday schedule from here.

Lexington Holiday Trash Schedule

Here is the complete holiday trash schedule for the town of Lexington:

  • New Year’s Day – January 1st, 2024 – No collection takes place. The schedule is shifted to the next day till the end of the week.
  • Martin Luther King Day – January 15, 2024 – No collection takes place. The schedule is shifted to the next day till the end of the week.
  • Presidents Day – February 19, 2024 – No collection takes place. The schedule is shifted to the next day till the end of the week.
  • Patriots Day – April 15, 2024 – No collection takes place. The schedule is shifted to the next day till the end of the week.
  • Memorial Day – May 27, 2024 – No collection takes place. The schedule is shifted to the next day till the end of the week.
  • Juneteenth – June 19, 2024 – No collection takes place. The schedule is shifted to the next day till the end of the week.
  • Independence Day – July 4, 2024 – No collection takes place. The schedule is shifted to the next day till the end of the week.
  • Labor Day – September 2, 2024 – No collection takes place. The schedule is shifted to the next day till the end of the week.
  • Columbus Day – October 14, 2023 – No collection takes place. The schedule is shifted to the next day till the end of the week.
  • Veterans Day – November 11, 2023 – No collection takes place. The schedule is shifted to the next day till the end of the week.
  • Thanksgiving Day – November 28, 2023 – No collection takes place. The schedule is shifted to the next day till the end of the week.
  • Christmas Day – December 25, 2023 – No collection takes place. The schedule is shifted to the next day till the end of the week.

Lexington Recycling Schedule

Recycling takes place every week in Lexington, on the same days as your garbage collection days.

To know your complete yearly recycling schedule, check out this recycling collection tool: https://www.lexingtonma.gov/248/Trash-Recycling-Collection-Schedule-by-S

Find your address and a complete calendar containing the pickup days schedule will be written next to it.

Recyclables include newspaper, office paper and magazines, plastic bottles, envelopes and wrapping paper, construction paper, junk mail, books and paper bags, catalogs, glass jars and bottles, food cans etc. 

Lexington Bulk Pickup Schedule

Bulky waste items are those which are very heavy and large and hence cannot be placed inside regular trash cans. These items include mattresses, furniture, carpets and rugs etc.

Bulk waste pickup takes place on your garbage collection day every week, however, only one bulky item is acceptable for pickup. Check out the collection instructions from here.

Lexington Hazardous Waste Disposal

Household hazardous waste can not be collected from the curbside, instead, one has to take the hazardous items to theMinuteman Household Hazardous Products Regional Facility. This must be done only on the household hazardous waste collection days. You can know more about the collection days by checking out the town’s website.

Hazardous items are the ones which can catch fire easily or which contain toxic chemicals dangerous for human health. Some of the examples are batteries and cells, glues and adhesives, furniture polish, swimming pool chemicals, brake fluid, photographic chemicals, medications, shoe polish, paints, pesticides and insecticides, fertilizers, varnishes etc.

Town of Lexington Trash Guidelines

Following are some trash guidelines for the Lexington residents.

  • Do not overfill the carts. This may result in the trash being thrown on the streets which will litter your area.
  • Trash carts must be placed having a minimum of three feet distance with each other. 
  • Throwing garbage on the streets and roads is not allowed and should not be practiced by the citizens.
  • Wash and dry the containers on a regular basis to ensure proper cleanliness.
  • In case of any query or if you need any information regarding the Lexington trash schedule, call the town’s waste management department by dialing 617-569-1718.

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

How do I dispose of a couch in Lexington MA?

Lexington picks up bulky waste like couches every week on the trash collection days. You can place one couch per pickup.

What does Lexington recycle?

The town of Lexington recycles metal cans, glass bottles and jars, paper, cartons, and cardboard, plastic bottles, tubs, jugs, and jars etc.

Lexington Trash Schedule

Garbage and recycling collection in Lexington takes place on a regular basis, however, the schedule changes a little during the weeks of some public holidays like New Year’s Day, Christmas Day, Thanksgiving Day and some other town holidays.

Bulk waste is collected every week, and hazardous waste must be taken to the landfill on hazardous waste collection days. For more information, call 617-569-1718.

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