Recycling Center and Transfer Station - General Information

Recycling Center and Transfer Station


Open:  9:00 am to 3:15 pm  Wednesday to Sunday  No entry after 3:15  Gate locks at 3:30 pm.

Closed: Monday and Tuesday.  Holidays // Sunday, January 1st, (New Year's Day), Sunday, April 9th (Easter), Saturday, November 11th (Veterans Day), Thursday, November 25th (Thanksgiving).

Standing Information

  • We are a “Dual Stream” Facility - which means that we need you to separate paper and cardboard material from recyclable containers (e.g. jars, bottles, cans, etc.) and place them in our separate compactors.
  • Please Empty Containers by removing residual food waste before Recycling.
  • List of Basic Recyclables to Keep out of the Trash (JPG).  The following items are not recyclable at our Transfer Station:
    • Plastic Bags
    • Milk Cartons
    • Soup Boxes
    • Juice Boxes
    • Other “Aseptic” Box Containers
    • Plastic Bags
  • Plastic Bags are not recycled at the Transfer Station.  Please take plastic bags to a supermarket or department store with a plastic bag recycling program such as Market Basket, Roche Brothers, Shaw's, Walmart, Target, and others.
  • Mattresses and Textiles are prohibited from the trash and must be recycled. 
  • Recycling Fees are required for certain items in order to help defray costs from vendors who recycle items as mandated by the Commonwealth of Massachusetts.
  • Recycling Fees apply to items that cannot easily be recycled (e.g. TV’s, Mattresses, Air conditioners, Dehumidifiers, Refrigeration units, etc.). 
  • Mass Save offers a rebate for picking up working refrigerators on their website: Mass Save Web Page.

Food Waste

The Sherborn Recycling Committee encourages all households to participate in the collection of compostable food waste at the Sherborn Transfer Station. 

Households that compost generate, on average, 30% less trash each week, resulting in lower costs for hauling trash, in addition to the positive environmental impacts of composting.

At the Transfer Station Sherborn residents can pick up a free kitchen food waste pail and 5-gallon bucket to collect a week's worth of food waste. When the pail or bucket is full, bring the food waste to the Transfer Station and empty it into the marked food waste bins across from the paper and commingled recyclables containers.

The Sherborn food waste program at the Transfer Station accepts a wide range of food waste, including meat, bones, and dairy products. For a full list of items to include and keep out of the food waste you bring to the Transfer Station and to learn more about the program, download the Food Waste Drop-Off Information Sheet (PDF).