Trash Information

Pay As You Throw (PAYT) Program

Residents of Shrewsbury can dispose of household waste via our pay-as-you-throw  BLUE Trash Bag program by purchasing official Town of Shrewsbury trash bags at various local retailers throughout the Town.

  • Small blue bags cost $1.10/bag (sold in sleeves of 5)
  • Large blue bags cost $2.25/bag (sold in sleeves of 5)  
  • Click here for information on where the PAYT bags are sold.

Rules of Service

  • It is recommended that your PAYT bags be placed in a lidded bin. This will help deter rodents, insects,  and birds from getting into your trash. Residents may purchase a rubbish barrel at any local hardware store.  
  • Your PAYT bag should be able to close and weigh no more than 20 pounds.
  • PAYT bags cannot have any item sticking out.


  • Household trash must be contained inside Shrewsbury Pay As You Throw
    (PAYT) Blue Bags and set out at the curb by 7:00 A.M. on your scheduled
    collection day to be eligible for pickup service.
  • Click Street Listing to determine your collection day.
  • Click Collection Schedule Map 
  • Click Collection Calendar

Unaccepted Items for Rubbish Collection

The Massachusetts Department of Environmental Protection (DEP)  banned some items from disposal at landfills and municipal waste combustors. For a full list of items that are strictly prohibited from the rubbish collection program Click Here.