Carts: Trash and Recycling

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Loog to pay your 2024 Trash Bill (for use of a cart July 1, 2023 through June 30, 2024)? Pay online on the Online Payments page.

Most households have a town-owned 35-gallon trash cart. Trash placed in this cart does not require a sticker. The annual fee for a town-owned trash cart is $156 (July 1, 2023 - June 30, 2024). Billing occurs in July and the annual fee is not prorated.

Residents 65+ may apply for a discount on the annual trash cart fee. To apply, residents must complete the Senior Discount Application (PDF). Residents can return this application either by mail, the Town Hall drop box, or email ( along with documents supporting date of birth and residency (a license counts for both). The deadline to submit these applications for the 2023-2024 cycle is June 30th, 2023. If you are unable to print the application please reach out to Jack Turner, Environmental Coordinator to receive a mailed hardcopy of the application.

To opt in to the trash cart program and receive a Town issued trash cart please contact Jack Turner, Environmental Coordinator with the property address, owner's name, and email address/phone number. If a resident is above 65 years of age please complete procedure above.

To opt out of the Town's Trash-Cart Program, print and complete the Opt Out Form (PDF). Tape the completed form to the inside of the lid of your town-issued cart and return the cart to 629 Randolph Avenue, between 8:30 am- 3:30 pm. Monday through Friday, not later than June 30, 2023. When returning your cart, leave the cart in the in the area in the parking lot just in front of the main office that is painted with yellow diagonal stripes. Please ensure the inside of your cart is clean and dry before returning. If you are unable to transport the cart to 629 Randolph Avenue or have questions, call 617-898-4900. If you don't have access to a printer, please hand write the required information and follow the instructions above.

Households that opt out may still use $3 stickers to set out trash. The use of personal barrels is acceptable, however please place a sticker on each item or trash bag inside or outside the barrels.

To purchase an additional trash cart at any time throughout the year, email with the property owner's name, address and phone number, or call 617-898-4968. The cost is not prorated.


Recycling in Milton is complimentary. You may recycle as much material as you would like that follows single stream recycling guidelines.