Ashby Recycle Center & Transfer Station (ARCTS)

Virus Precautions

  • no more than 2 vehicles unloading at a time
  • maintain distance of 6 feet from others
  • remain in your vehicle until instructed
  • expect delays
  • swap shop is closed until further notice
  • checks preferred over cash
  • mask wearing appreciated
  • if you are sick please stay home

Trash, Recycle, Composting Details:

  • Trash is $4.00 per 33 gallon bag. Here is the Fee Schedule for other items.
  • Recycles are free with 1 or more bags of trash… otherwise $5.00 per visit
  • Compost bins available at ARCTS @ $25 each and come in two styles, available through the MASS DEP’s grant program, the Earth Machine and the New Age Composter.
    Composting bins offered through MassDEP

Both types are:

  • Easy to assemble
  • Rodent resistant
  • Allow for efficient, aerobic composting
  • Made from a minimum of 50 percent post-consumer recycled plastic collected or processed in Massachusetts

An average household can compost between 500 and 1,000 pounds of organic material each year in the bins, producing a rich soil supplement out of material that would otherwise be disposed 

Hazardous Waste Collection

Devens Regional Household Hazardous Products Collection Center

PLACE: 9 Cook St., Devens, MA 01434
DATE: 9:00 am to 1:00 pm on the first Wednesday & following Saturday of each month except January & February
WHO: Residents & Pre-Qualified Small Businesses   
CONTACT:  978-501-3943,

Recycling Options

Beyond the Bin Recycling Directory

Do you have worn clothing, outdated electronics or other items that don’t belong in your household recycling bin? Don’t throw them away. Find out where to recycle, reuse, or repurpose them in Massachusetts.

Recycle Smart

The do’s and don’t’s of recycling.

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