Water Restrictions In Effect

Water Use Restriction Notice »

 Mandatory Water Ban May 1st – September 30th   

News about recycling

NEW Automated trash and recycling contract »

We are happy to announce that Town has executed a new contract with Casella which will provide automated trash and...

covid test kits

Covid Test Kits Available »

The Sterling Board of Health has received a supply of iHealth Rapid Antigen COVID Test kits for distribution to...

Public Hearing for Earth Removal Permit Continued to Aug 31 at 6:35 »


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The Master Plan has officially been adopted! »

To the Town of Sterling, I want to start by thanking the Sterling Master Plan Committee for its commitment and...

Click here for the Board of Health updates.

Covid Vaccine Assistance - If you need technical / computer assistance to sign up for a Covid Vaccination, please call the Senior Center at 978 422 3032.

In addition, the Massachusetts Vaccine Scheduling Resource Line is now available. Call 2-1-1 and follow the prompts. Hours of operation are 8:30am-5pm, M-F.

Sterling now has e-permitting through PermitLink.  Please click here to connect.  If you need any assistance, or have questions, please call the building department at 978-422-8111 x2301.

The Town of Sterling is a member of the Wachusett Regional School District.  Our children attend the Houghton Elementary School (grades Kindergarten through 4) and the Chocksett Middle School (grades 5 through 8), both of which are located on Boutelle Road in Sterling.  Children in grades 9 through 12 attend the Wachusett Regional High School in Holden.  Sterling students who wish a technical/vocational education may attend the Montachusett Regional Vocational Technical School in Fitchburg.

For more information about our schools, please see links below of webpages from the district site:

    Welcome to Sterling's Web Procurement Desk

    Below Please Find A Listing of Currently Open RFPs, RFQs & IFBs
    Unless otherwise noted, all Bids & Proposals should be submitted to:

    Town Administrator
    1 Park Street
    Sterling, MA 01564.

    Thank you for your interest in Sterling.

    Requests for Proposals

    NameSummaryDue Date
    Property Tax Administration ServicesOverview and bid formatApril 22 @ 5:00pm

    Solicitation of Price Quotes

    NameSummaryDue Date
    none at this time  

    Invitation For Bids

    NameSummaryDue Date

    School Flooring

    Overview and bid format

    July 7, 2022

    Requests for Qualifications

    NameSummaryDue Date
    none at this time  


    Click here to view:

     Curbside Trash and Recycling Calendar


    Wachusett Watershed Regional Recycle Center
    131 Raymond Huntington Highway, West Boylston

    Accepting all reuse, bulk, recycle and electronics (some with fee). 

    The Wachusett Watershed Regional Recycle 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 Center welcomes bicycles, seashells, evergreen cones, small smooth stones, yarn, home goods, reusable furniture, crafts, sporting goods and appliances for swap or to be passed on to families in need.

    There is a charge for disposal of furniture, hazardous materials and appliances. Please check the Recycle Center Home page for more information.

    Check HERE for updates, hours and to access the Home Page for the Recycle Center. 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.

    Please NOTE: This operation is manned by volunteers. The days/times may increase or decrease without prior notice, when there are not enough volunteers to handle the work or if it is unsafe to be working outside. Always check the website to see if the center is open.

    Board & Committee Openings

    Please consider serving on one of your Town's boards or committees. To view the current openings, please visit our Board/Committee Openings page.

    Employment Opportunities

    The Town of Sterling is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer. Please visit our Employment Opportunities page to view our current openings.