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 (HHP) Collections

Please check the website - www.wachusettearthday.org - for dates and additional information


Free Document Shredding
Please check the website - www.wachusettearthday.org - for dates and additional information

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.
Thursdays5 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

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, box spring$5/each
small furniture, plastic chair, large plastic toys$2/each
couch, recliner  $10/each
sleep sofa, mattresses $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 




fire extinguisher$8/each
Household Hazardous Products
Collected On Household Hazardous Product Collection days only - check website www.wachusettearthday.org
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.

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.