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Public Works Director
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121 Glen Road (Mailing Address)
115 Andover Street (Physical Address)
Wilmington, MA  01887
7:30am - 4:00pm
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Recycling Bylaw Enforcement Begins July 1, 2012!!

As a reminder, participation in Wilmington's recycling program is mandatory under the Town's current "Recycling By-Law" which is included in the "By-laws of the Inhabitants of the Town of Wilmington, Revised", Chapter 5, Section 2A.  The by-law states in part:

"...residents of every household are required to separate recyclable material from the solid waste stream...Failure to separate recyclable material from the solid waste stream may result in failure of the solid waste collection contractor to collect solid waste from the residence which violates this By-Law."

The Town of Wilmington intends to enforce the mandatory recycling by-law by refusing to pick up weekly rubbish for households that appear to not be participating in the recycling program.  Please remember to leave your recycling bin curbside until your trash has been picked up as evidence that your household is participating in the program.

The Department of Public works asks that residents have their trash and recycling out by 6:30am on their pickup day, or the night before their pickup day.  It is wise to cover trash barrels overnight to help prevent animal interference. Please refer to the above links to help answer your trash and recycling questions.


Recycle bins are still available to residents for purchase at the DPW building located at 115 Andover Street for $5.00 each.  If you chose, you may use up to a 35 gallon trash barrel for your recycling container, as long as it is clearly marked “Recycle”.  Free stickers bearing the word “Recycle” are available for residents both at the DPW building and the Town Manager’s office.  Please note, some retail stores are selling recycle barrels larger than 35 gallons.  The DPW asks that residents refrain from using these barrels for recycling since they become too heavy when full to be manually emptied into the recycle truck.

Town of Wilmington   121 Glen Road, Wilmington, MA 01887-3597
Phone: (978) 658-3311    Fax: (978) 658-3334