Pay as You Throw Trash Program

The curbside trash program allows residents to place orange bags curbside for pickup by the Town's trash collection contractor, Waste Management, on a WEEKLY basis and/or take trash in orange bags to the transfer station on Wednesdays (7.30-3 pm) or Saturdays (10-3 pm). If you experience a missed collection of either trash or recyclables, please call Waste Management directly to report it and schedule a re-collection (800-972-4545).

A list of stores selling 15 and 33 gallon orange trash bags appears below.

Orange bags must be placed at the curb by 7 am on the collection day. Please only place orange bags at the curbside on the morning of your collection, bags can be placed in a barrel with a lid to prevent animals from tearing open the bags. Orange bags may not exceed 50 pounds in weight. 

Green stickers for large trash items may be purchased from the Town Clerk's office for $5 each. Large items are collected coinciding with orange trash bag pickup days, and are limited to one per household per collection.


Follow Collection Schedule 2017 tab on left for a full year of collection exceptions.


Bags may be purchased at the following locations:

  • Richdale 
  • Crosby's Market
  • Manchester Hardware
  • Allen's Pharmacy

Trash not in an orange bag at curbside will not be collected, and the resident will be responsible for its removal.

Click here for information and fees related to the disposal/recycling of large items and hazardous waste.