Trash Pick-up and Recycling
All trash should be curbside by 6:30am on pick up days.
These items will be enforced immediately:
Anything over 32 gallon barrel or bag, will not be collected
32 gallon barrel or bag needs a sticker on bag or will not be collected
Recycling that has non-recycling items in it will be left
Any businesses putting out trash or recycling will not be picked up, they should obtain private dumpsters
As of the February 4, 2013 Selectmen's Meeting:
Trash and Recycling Pickup will follow the Kensington Elementary school closings. If school is canceled, trash/recycling will be delayed one day. The pickup is not affected by 2 hour delays, or school cancellations/delays unrelated to weather.
Effective September 2, 2014:
We will be switching to single stream recycling. Paper/Cardboard and Plastic/Glass will be picked up together.
(No 55 gal. container trash barrels)
Just a friendly reminder to please remove the caps from bottles/plastic containers you recycle. With the caps off the bottles will compress which allows room for more, thus saving an extra truck trip to the recycling facility. Thank you - your efforts will be very much appreciated!
Please Note - Trash Sticker Increase:
Trash sticker cost has increased to $2.00 per sticker by order of the Board of Selectmen, effective March 10, 2009 and can be purchased either at the town hall or the library. This is necessary in order to cover the disposal costs for recycling for the coming year which were not known at the time the budget was finalized. The Selectmen ask that you recycle as much as possible, however, since the costs to dispose of recyclable material is significantly less than trash. Decreasing trash tonnage at $66.42/ton will allow those funds to be applied to the recycling costs, which at the moment are running $20/ton for paper and $35/ton for recycling. Additionally, B & S Disposal has been asked to not pick up any trash not complying with the 32 gal. per sticker rule.
Rubbish pick up will remain the same, every Tuesday all items must be curbside by 6:30 am. Waste must be contained in plastic bags or trash barrels not to exceed a capacity of 32 gals and/or a weight not to exceed 50 pounds. Each 32 gallon container/bag must have a Kensington trash sticker affixed to it. For barrels, stickers need to be affixed to the top item not to the barrel. Items exceeding the size or weight limits, missing stickers, or otherwise not complying, will not be picked up. Construction debris is not acceptable waste. Please dispose of construction debris and hazardous waste properly. The town offers a hazardous waste collection day once yearly, usually in September. Any resident who plans on placing more than six barrels or trash bags at the curb for pickup is requested to contact the town office prior to trash collection day. Please contact the Selectmen if you have any questions.
Bulky Item Disposal:
Transfer Station Disposal Rates 2018: Disposal list and fees (updated 10/1/19)
Directions - take Route 107N to Raymond. You'll go through the Fremont town center and a few miles beyond that, there will be a ball field on your left. To the right will be Prescott Rd. Take that right and continue to the transfer station.