Frequently Asked Questions


MT Trash Service is available Monday through Friday from 8am to 5:00pm, and Saturday 9am to noon


What area do you serve?

MT Trash Service provides services to Central Massachusetts including Ashburnham, Templeton, East Templeton, Baldwinville, Winchendon, Hubbardston, Princeton, Athol, Orange, Phillipston, Shirley, Sterling, Clinton, Fitchburg, Leominster, and Lancaster.    Call us at (978) 424-3109 to inquire about service to your community or business or use this contact form.

What services do you offer?

We offer scheduled pickup of your regular household or office trash.    We offer scheduled pickup of larger items and extra trash.   We also provide clean out, recycling, and demolition removal services.

Weekly Pickup

How do I arrange for weekly pickup?

Call us at (978) 424-3109 or use this contact form.



How do I arrange for a cleanout?

Call us at (978) 424-3109 or use this contact form.

How do I know how much it will cost?

As your price is determined by the volume of  your junk, a team member will be glad to quote your job before work is started.

What kind of items can I get rid of?

Any household or commercial junk such as appliances, furniture, tires, construction and demolition debris, electronics, metal, and yard debris.   We can not take hazardous materials (including but not limited  to anything with asbestos, mercury, paint, medical waste, oils,or fuels)  If unsure just ask us.

What about Yard Waste?

Yard Waste Disposal Guidelines

Yard waste includes leaves, grass clippings, woodchips or other easily raked materials. Sticks must be cut in four foot lengths and tied with string. No tree stumps will be accepted.
Yard waste must be placed in paper yard waste bags (purchased at local hardware stores and supermarkets).
No plastic bags or cardboard boxes of any type can be used for yard waste.
Place yard waste separately from trash. A maximum of 5 bundles may be put out with the regular refuse on collection day.
There is a fee of $2.00 per paper bag. Please give us a call to arrange pickup.
No yard waste, sand, etc. will be accepted in the regular trash container. Thanks.

What is included in the price quoted me?

Pickup and disposal of your junk.  Our customers like that we have NO additional fuel surcharges, NO dumping fees, and NO hourly fees.   What we quote is the price you get.

Do you work after business hours or on weekends?

Yes we do.   Please contact us and we will make every effort to schedule in your after hours or weekend job.  contact form.

What do you do and how do you do it?

Insured and trained team members from MT Trash Service will take care of picking up and removing the junk you specify.   Some of the clean outs we do are:

  • House, apartment, garage, and barn clean outs
  • Business,commercial, industrial clean outs
  • Storage unit clean outs
  • Basement clean outs
  • Attic clean outs
  • Construction and demolition clean outs
  • Appliance and furniture removal
  • Electronic waste removal (Tvs, stereo, dvd players, computers, etc.)
  • Household waste removal

What if we want a large cleanup?

No problem.   For pricing, call us at (978) 424-3109 or use this contact form.  The following items are accepted:

  • Grass clippings
  • Pine needles
  • Leaves
  • Weeds
  • Brush
  • Branches smaller than 4 inches in diameter
  • Food
  • Food-contaminated paper (including pizza boxes)
  • Garbage
  • Stumps
  • Demolition
  • Wood and plywood
  • Sheet rock
  • Asphalt
  • Bricks
  • Concrete
  • Glass
  • Metal
  • Plastics
  • Flower pots
  • Ash
  • Rocks
  • Dirt (however, large amounts of dirt must be kept separate)

What are the rates?

We offer monthly rates for scheduled pickup.   Extra trash and bulky items are billed based on our costs of disposal.    See price list for bulky items.

When is payment due?

Payment is due upon completion of the job.  We accept cash, check, Visa, Mastercard, American Express, and Discover.  Regular scheduled trash pickup is billed monthly.


Pickup Schedules and Trash Preparation

When is my pick up day?

MT Trash Service routes are geographically specific and will be determined when you sign up for service.  Days vary according to neighborhood.  Due to holidays, schedules will change on occasion – notification will always be given in advance.  Please check our website, call or email our office, or check  your statement if a holiday is coming for further information.

What time should my trash be ready for pick up?

All trash must be ready for pick up by 7am.  No exceptions.  Though the truck might arrive at your house between 8am and 4pm on average, this might not happen every week due to inclement weather, road construction, and other factors which might cause a variation in the schedule.  The route and special pickups will be scheduled in the most cost effective manner which may alter weekly schedules.

How should be trash be prepared?

All trash should be put in trash bags, tied and placed in barrels or provided tote at the end of your driveway.   Lids help keep trash in place away from the elements and animals.  Please notify us if your trash bags are heavier than 50 lbs.

How should my recycling be prepared?

Single stream recycling allows my recyclables to be placed into a single container at your site.  These materials are picked up by our truck and taken to a facility which separates and recycles all of the materials.  This manner of recycling saves both fuel and manpower by not having to handle and transport all of the materials separately.  Single stream recycling accepts paper, cardboard, glass bottles, tin and aluminum cans, plastic bottles, and jugs.  Containers allowed for recycling are 2 of 18 gallons each or 1 no bigger than 64 gallons.

WE DO NOT RECYCLE THE FOLLOWING:  We do not recycle the following items which should be put with your regular trash: cardboard Quaker Oats containers with plastic or metal rims, cardboard milk and juice containers with plastic spouts, plastic food containers such as cottage cheese, butter, and pie containers, bottles with olive oil and salad dressing still in them, pizza boxes because of grease, 3 ring binders or notebooks with wire binders, cereal or other cardboard boxes not flattened, loose boxes and paper, used napkins and toilet paper, coffee cups, and styrofoam.

NOT ALLOWED IN CURBSIDE TRASH:  We do not accept hazardous waste of any type including, but not limited to asbestos, medical waste or sharps, fuels and oil, paint, mercury, and animal carcasses.

THERE IS AN ADDITIONAL FEE FOR:  There is an additional fee for the pick up of computer monitors, tvs, circuit boards, computers, car and household batteries, yard waste, demolition or construction materials, and tires. (In accordance with state law, certain items must be recycled by an approved company to ensure the lead, mercury, cadmium etc. that are in many of these products is handled properly.)  Please see price list for bulky items.  or contact us via telephone at (978) 424-3109 or use this contact form..

 Why wasn’t my trash/recycling picked up?

If it appears that some trash or recycling was picked up and not others, it may be that it wasn’t prepared properly for disposal.  Any items over 50 lbs. with prior notification, water or ice filled barrels etc. may be refused at the discretion of the driver.  In the rare instance we missed your pickup, please call us immediately so we can remedy the situation.  If your account is 60 days past due, services will not be provided  Please contact us with questions at (978) 424-3109 or use this contact form..

Where is my trash disposed?

Anything which can be easily recycled or reused is.  All other items go to a State approved predetermined site depending on your location.


If you have any questions not covered here, please feel free to call us at (978) 424-3109.   We are committed to providing the best service possible.