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In prior years the City of Taunton has accepted shredded paper as a collected recyclable material, but going forward shredded paper is no longer an acceptable material at the Materials Recovery Facility (MRF). Materials like shredded paper, plastic bags, garden hoses, etc. tangle and clog the MRF's sorting machinery hindering recycling operations. Primarily because of its size, shredded paper is often too small to be properly captured and baled with other fiber materials at the facility. Some suggest shredded paper as an additive to composting.
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The City of Taunton does not sell City of Taunton Pay As You Throw "Orange Trash Bags" directly to Taunton residents. Please see document below for a list of approved retailers in the City who sell PAYT "Orange Trash Bags" Residents with curbside collection are required to use the PAYT "Orange Trash Bags" in order to receive curbside services. Please see the City's Solid Waste & Recycling Informational Flyer (PDF) for more information speaking to Solid Waste and Recycling services.
Access list of approved retailers (PDF) in the City who sell PAYT City Trash Bags.
Compost bins are available for purchase at the DPW Office at 90 Ingell Street for $25. Please see the City's Solid Waste and Recycling Informational Flyer (PDF) for more information speaking to Solid Waste and Recycling services. For more information speaking to Home Composting, please see MA Department of Environmental Waste and Recycled website.
The City of Taunton's recycled materials collected through the curbside program are transported to and processed at a Materials Recovery Facility (MRF).
Materials are unloaded, sorted by material, and bundled for marketing (resale)
City of Taunton residents currently participating in the City's curbside Solid Waste and Recycling program will be given one 95-gallon recycling cart, per residence, free of charge. Taunton residents living in multi-unit residences (2-family, 3-family, 4-family only), will receive one cart per unit. For example, if you live in a 4-family, there will be four carts provided.
Taunton residents participating in the program who are interested in purchasing additional recycle cart(s) can do so online through the City's online payment system City Hall systems or at the Department of Public Works at 90 Ingell Street.