Wachusett Watershed Regional Recycling Center

Department of Public Works

Wachusett Watershed Regional Recycle Center

131 Raymond Huntington Highway, West Boylston

Residents of the seven Wachusett towns of Boylston, Holden, Paxton, Princeton, Rutland, Sterling and West Boylston may bring recycling and bulk items to the collections.

Wachusett Earthday, Incorporated, the Department of Conservation and Recreation and the seven Towns are partners in the regional collection center.

Earthday Brochure (Click here)

Household Hazardous Products (Paint & Chemicals) - for a FEE
Four Saturday Collections Yearly
Third Saturday of April, June, September and November
8:00 A.M. to noon

Two special First Saturday collections: May 6 and October 7 from 8 A.M. to 12 noon
ONLY  Household Hazardous Products (Paint & Chemicals) - for a FEE
Other products will NOT be accepted on this day.  The Reuse building and bulk collection will be closed on these two days.  


Free Document Shredding
Third Saturday of March, May and October
8:00 A.M. to 11:00 A.M
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Collection Schedule
The Wachusett Watershed Regional Recycle Center will be open for General Collections:

Tuesdays  9 to 11a.m.
Wednesdays  2:30 to 4:30 p.m.
Thursdays 5 to 7 p.m. ( Mar-Nov)

1st Saturdays  (Jan, Feb & Dec)
3rd Saturdays

8 to 11 a.m.
8 to 11 a.m. HHP to 12 p.m.

General Recycling Items Collected For Free
Paper, cardboard, glass containers (rinsed), plastics #1 - #7,#6 styrofoam (cleaned & bagged), packing peanuts (in bags), metal cans (rinsed), returnable bottles and cans, all batteries including lead-acid, rechargeable, ni-cad, alkaline, button & lithium, mercury switches, thermostats, thermometers, fluorescent tubes, CFL bulbs, holiday & craft items, cell phones, bicycles, clothing, books, good condition linens and small household goods, electronics and computer parts (except monitors, which have a fee.)

Reusable furniture and appliances: If you believe the furniture or appliance is still in usable condition please tell the Earthday volunteer when you drop it off, and we will attempt to place it with someone who can reuse it. The fee will still apply in case we have to dispose of the item.

Bicycles: The Center accepts bicycles to be passed onto children and families in need in the region.

Fee Schedule

Item Fee
computer monitor or lap top $3/each
television  (all sizes, all tech) $15
other electronics:  printers, copiers, stereos etc,       $1/each
large appliance, snowblower, riding mower, hot water tank, toilet, tub, sink, swing set, exercise equipment or other large scrap metal $5/each
small appliance, lawn mower, microwave, small chair $2/each
full size refrigerator or freezer        $15/each
dehumidifier or air conditioner $10/each
furniture, rug, toilet, couch, chair, bureau, mattress, box spring $5/each
small furniture, plastic chair, large plastic toys $2/each
couch, recliner   $10/each
sleep sofa  $15/each
household project debris, concrete, wood, bricks, roofing shingles, wallboard, doors, windows (no creosoted wood) $30/cubic yard
car tires (with or without rims) $3/each
truck tires (with or without rims) $10/each

propane tanks
 small tank

 20-pound standard tank

 larger than standard 20 lb. tank 

$1/each

$3/each

$20/each

fire extinguisher $8/each
Household Hazardous Products
Collected On Household Hazardous Product Collection days only - 4 times per year (April, June, September & November).
paints, thinners, solvents, pesticides, herbicides, automotive products, pool chemicals, cleaners, motor oil
$4/gallon liquid
$4/pound dry

Directions:  I-190, Exit 5, north one block on Route 140 to light, left on Legg Road and travel 0.8 mile to the entrance on the right. Or Laurel Street, West Boylston or Manning Street, Holden to Raymond Huntington Highway (parallel with I-190 at Holden/West Boylston town line), and travel 0.9 mile to the entrance on the left.

Wachusett Regional Recycle Special Spring Collections

Special Saturday collections for April thru June 2017 are listed below.  Please note that one collection, on May 6, the first Saturday of May is for chemicals and paints--household hazardous products ONLY. 

Saturday, April 15, 8 a.m. to 12 noon -- Chemical and Paint -- Household Hazardous Products collection at the Wachusett Watershed Regional Recycle Center. Also accepting all bulk, recycle, reuse and electronics (some with fee). 

Saturday, May 6, from 8 a.m. to noon ONLY Chemicals and Paints -- Household Hazardous Products will be accepted.  No other items will be accepted and the reuse building will not be open on May 6.

Saturday, May 20, from 8 to 11 a.m. free document shredding will be offered.  The Recycle Center is also open for all bulk, recycle, reuse and electronics (some with fee).

Saturday, June 17, 8 a.m. to 12 noon -- Chemical and Paint -- Household Hazardous Products collection at the Wachusett Watershed Regional Recycle Center. Also accepting all bulk, recycle, reuse and electronics (some with fee). 

Regular open hours every Tuesday 9 to 11 a.m., Wednesday 2:30 to 4:30 p.m., Thursday 5 to 7 p.m. (Mar-Nov), third Saturday 8 to 11 a.m., first Saturday 8 to 11 a.m. (Jan, Feb, & Dec).  The Recycling Center is open to residents of seven Wachusett Towns: Boylston, Holden, Paxton, Princeton, Rutland, Sterling and West Boylston.  The collection is provided by Wachusett Earthday, the Department of Conservation and Recreation, and the seven Towns.

The Recycle Center welcomes home goods, reusable furniture, crafts, sporting goods, fabric, bicycles, school supplies and appliances for swap or to be passed on to families in need. Each large appliance or large furniture item costs $5 for potential disposal.

Check www.wachusettearthday.org or Town web sites for updates. Directions to the Wachusett Watershed Regional Recycling Center: I-190, Exit 5, north one block on Route 140 to light, left on Legg Road and travel 0.8 mile to the entrance on the right. Or Laurel Street, West Boylston or Manning Street, Holden to Raymond Huntington Highway (parallel with I-190 at Holden/West Boylston town line), and travel 0.9 mile to the entrance on the left.