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Residential Drop-Off Center

1065 Millbury Street, Worcester, MA 01607
(Formerly called 115 Ballard Street)
Open April - November
Wednesdays 8:30 AM - 3:00 PM
Saturdays 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM (Closes at 4:00 PM in November)

Call (508) 929-1300 To Schedule an Appointment

The drop-off center allows residents to dispose of an unlimited number of bulk waste items in a timely manner and at a low cost. There is also a yard waste drop-off area, a permanent household hazardous waste collection center and a new compost/winter sand pickup area.

How It Works

  • The drop-off center will be open on Wednesday and Saturday.
  • The drop-off center is for Worcester residents only. Proof of residency is required.
  • No commercial waste will be accepted or commercial users allowed.
  • Bulk waste drop-off is by appointment only and nominal fees apply.
  • Please call at least 48 hours before desired appointment date to verify if a time slot is available.

An appointment is necessary so as to avoid traffic backups on Millbury Street and to allow for the orderly collection of bulk waste materials and proper storage in containers prior to final disposal. The fees have been set to be affordable to the resident and to help subsidize a portion of the city's cost of final disposal.

  • Household Hazardous Waste collection will be by appointment only and free.
  • Yard waste drop-off and recycling drop-off are free and no appointment is necessary.

How To Participate

Find the bulk item(s) you wish to dispose of from the items below. This list does not include all of the items we can accept. If you don't find the item you have, please call DPW Customer Service at (508) 929-1300.

Call the DPW Customer Service Center at (508) 929-1300 for an appointment to dispose of large bulk items. The customer service representative will give you available dates and times for your bulk waste disposal. You will also be given the cost to drop-off your bulk items.

  • It is important that you show up on time for your bulk waste appointment.
  • All vehicles must check in with an attendant.
  • Payment must be made by check or exact cash. No change will be kept on site.
  • No scavenging of any materials will be allowed at the center.
  • We reserve the right to inspect all loads and to adjust fees as warranted.
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