Recycling Curbside

General Information

Place recycling bin or toter at your curb by 7 a.m. Residents options for recycling containers are listed on the Recycling Bins and Toters page or use one of the following:
  • IPR toter - Use your recycling toter provided by IPR, our recycling vendor.
  • 64 gallon toter purchase - Mail a check payable to the "Westford Recycling Commission" at:
    • Westford Recycling Commission
      55 Main Street
      Westford 01886
  • The current price is $50. You may also bring a check to the Town Clerk's office at the Westford Town Hall; please include your name, address, and phone number. You will next receive a call about when and where to pick up your toter(s).
  • Use any sturdy trash barrel (maximum capacity 40 gallons; maximum content weight 50 pounds) and affix a "Recycle" sticker. Free stickers are available at the office of the Town Clerk. Sticker should face the street; extend life by securing with clear packing tape. Place recycling barrels apart from trash containers.
Acceptable items: Paper, plastics, glass, metal, and paperback books, and more. The glass jars, metal cans and plastic bottles or jugs should be rinsed and may all be mixed together in one container. Important note: please, only clean items; no broken glass. Westford curbside recycling program details and schedules are included in the Westford Recycling Guide (PDF), and the Westford Curbside Recycling Guide is mailed to every household in June.


  • Newspapers including advertising supplements
    • Note: put in brown paper grocery bags or liftable boxes
  • Magazines
  • Computer papers
  • Cereal and shoe boxes
  • Milk or juice cartons
    • Note: place in paper bags or boxes that can be stacked or easily lifted
  • Paperback books
  • Telephone books
  • Holiday and party items:
    • Cardboard gift boxes
    • Garment boxes
    • Toy and game packing cardboard
    • Clean food boxes
    • Beverage cartons
    • Shipping boxes
    • Gift wrap paper
    • Tissue paper
    • Paper gift tags
    • Gift bags
    • Holiday or gift cards (and envelopes)


What to Recycle

  • Clean plastic containers of all types with the Recycling Symbol #1 through #5 and #7 (except #6 on styrofoam) with caps and lids can be included in your recycling.
  • Any container or item not clearly marked #1 through #5 or #7 are not accepted.
Plastic Symbols

How to Prepare

  • Rinse plastic containers
  • Milk
  • Juice cartons (plastic spouts okay)
  • Clean plastic plant pots are accepted if they have a recycling symbol, you do not need to remove labels


  • All clean bottles and jars (lids and caps included)
  • Clear or colored
  • Deposit or non-deposit
  • Metal and plastic neck rings, label may be left on the glass bottle or jar.

Do Not Include

  • Broken glass
  • Dishes
  • Mirrors
  • Window glass
  • Light bulbs
  • Pyrex or crystal
  • Caps
  • Corks
  • Lids


  • All clean aluminum and steel (tin) cans
  • Aluminum foil, plates and pie plates

Do not include

  • Cans with plastic or paper parts (example: frozen juice containers)
  • Oil-based paint cans
  • Auto parts
  • Scrap metal
  • Propane cylinders