Residential Drop-Off Center

Entrance to the Residential Drop-Off Center

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 and a compost/winter sand pickup area.

How it Works

The residential drop-off center provides the following services at the hours indicated below. All services are for residents only. Proof of residency is required. Commercial vehicles are not permitted.

Open April - November/December (Weather Permitting):

With an appointment, residents may drop off bulk waste items for nominal fees at the following times:

  • Wednesday appointments: 8:30 a.m. - 6 p.m.
  • Saturday appointments: 9:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.

For more information, please visit our Bulk Waste Disposal page.

Bulk Waste Drop-Off Appointment

With an appointment, residents on private roads may pick up surplus gravel and asphalt grindings free of charge at the following times:

  • Wednesday appointments: 8:30 a.m. - 1:30 p.m.
  • Saturday appointments: 9:30 a.m. - 3:30 p.m.

Gravel or Grindings Pick-Up Appointment

Typically twice per year, the City of Worcester hosts free Household Hazardous Waste Day drop-off events. With an appointment on a scheduled drop off event, residents may dispose hazardous household waste.

For more information, please visit our Household Hazardous Waste page.

Hazardous Waste Day Appointment

Open Year-Round:

Residents may drop off household recycling or pick up compost free of charge at the following times:

Winter Hours

  • Monday - Friday: 8:30 a.m. - 3 p.m.
  • Saturday & Sunday: 9 a.m. - 4 p.m.

For more information on recycling, please visit our Recycling page.

For more information on composting, please visit our Composting Program page.

Open March 30 - December (Weather Permitting) and Closed Sunday, March 31, 2024 for Easter

Residents may drop off yard waste free of charge at the following times:

  • Wednesdays: 8:30 a.m. - 3 p.m. (8:30 a.m. - 7 p.m. at Millbury Site Only)
  • Saturdays: 9 a.m. - 5 p.m. (9 a.m. - 4 p.m. in November)
  • Sundays: 9 a.m. - 5 p.m. (9 a.m. - 4 p.m. in November) - Millbury Site Only

For more information on yard waste drop-off, including additional drop-off locations, please visit our Yard Waste Drop-Off page.

Types of Waste

Learn more about items that can be disposed of at the drop-off center and the rules that apply to each.

Contact Information

Residential Drop-Off Center
1065 Millbury Street
Worcester, MA 01607

Accessible via WRTA Bus Line. View Schedules

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Phone: 508-929-1300

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