Do I need to use a certain recycling cart or trash barrel?

The City of Waltham provides each household with a blue wheeled recycling cart. Trash barrels are the responsibility of the property owner to provide. Trash barrels cannot exceed 32 gallons, or 50 pounds and they must have a lid. Recycling is picked up every week in Waltham on your regular recycling & trash day. Only the city-distributed wheeled carts will be picked up by the city. See our Recycling & Trash Brochure to learn how to prepare your recycling. To get a new or an extra recycling cart, please call the Recycling Department at 781-314-3390. Please note: If your cart is broken, please call to schedule an appointment for repair. If your cart cannot be fixed, it will be replaced.