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.
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.
With an appointment, residents on private roads may pick up surplus gravel and asphalt grindings free of charge at the following times:
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.
Residents may drop off household recycling or pick up compost free of charge at the following times:
For more information on recycling, please visit our Recycling page.
For more information on composting, please visit our Composting Program page.
Residents may drop off yard waste free of charge at the following times:
For more information on yard waste drop-off, including additional drop-off locations, please visit our Yard Waste Drop-Off page.
Learn more about items that can be disposed of at the drop-off center and the rules that apply to each.
Worcester residents have the following options to dispose of bulk waste items.
The City of Worcester holds drop-off days specifically for household hazardous waste.
DPW&P operates three yard waste drop-off sites for all Worcester residents.
The Residential Drop-Off Center is typically open April through November. Appointments are scheduled for a half hour timeframe and can be scheduled up to 48 hours before the desired appointment date/time.