Recyclable Materials

Special Drop-Off Opportunities for Holiday Materials:

Christmas Trees- Falmouth residents may drop-off Christmas Trees at Falmouth Yard Waste-Leaf Compost Facility during the month of January. For more information-

String Lights- Falmouth residents are encouraged to drop-off their old or non-working holiday string lights to be recycled in a collection specifically for string lights. A labeled collection container is located near the gate at Falmouth Waste Management Facility. There is no fee for Falmouth residents to drop-off their lights at the Waste Management Facility.

MLK Day 2023

How & Where to Recycle

- Single stream curbside collection of household recyclables is on alternate weeks. Just put your filled recycling cart out next to your regular household trash by 7 a.m. Recyclables and trash will be collected by separate trucks. Please review the official MA recycling guide below to be sure only acceptable materials go into your recycling cart.  Do NOT bag your recycling in plastic bags! 

Falmouth Waste Management Facility offers many opportunities to recycle materials NOT accepted in your curbside cart such as batteries, clothing/textiles, books, mattresses, scrap metal and more. 
  1. Paper Products
  2. Glass
  3. Metal Cans
  4. Plastics

Recycle at Curbside:

  • Newspapers, Magazines, and Glossy Ad Inserts
  • Office Paper, Cardboard
  • Paperback books, Phone books
  • Junk (and other) mail
  • Paper Egg Cartons, cereal boxes, toy boxes
  • Clean corrugated cardboard
  • Pizza Boxes are accepted! Must be free of food residue and flattened.

How to Prepare

  • Paper and cardboard may be placed loose or in paper bags inside the cart. 
  • Remove and dispose of plastic or foil liners from cereal / food boxes.
  • Remove foam or bubble-wrap from packing boxes.
  • Break-down and flatten all cardboard boxes and put inside recycling cart.
  • All materials must be placed inside cart for collection.

Need Help Connecting with a Recycling Program? 

RecycleSearch helps find recycling drop-off locations, access practical recycling information, and connect with recycling organizations across North America. Look-Up Tool

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