Trash & Recycling

Trash Pickup

Please have your trash out on the curb by 7:00 am on Friday. If there is a holiday during the week, trash pick-up will be on Saturday. If you have any questions, please call Harvey Disposal Service at (508) 995-0544.

Recycling Pickup

Please have your recycling cart out on the curb by 7:00 am on your designated recycling day. Place all loose recyclables together in your cart with the orange lid. If you have any questions, please call Harvey Disposal Service at (508) 995-0544.

Learn more about what can and cannot be recycled at

Please visit the Beyond the Bin Recycling Directory to find out where to recycle, reuse, or re-purpose items that do not meet the criteria for your recycle bin.

Textile Recycling

Beginning November 1, the MA DEP is banning all textiles in any trash in Massachusetts.  To meet the new textile recycling and recovery regulations, the Town of Rochester has entered into an agreement with CMRK, Inc., who will service the town for all textile recycling and recovery at no additional cost to the town.  Textiles for recycling can be dropped off at the blue textile recycling bins placed at the Rochester Highway Barn on Ryder Road, and to the right of the Rochester Fire Station on Hartley Road.  In addition, Town residents can arrange for home pick-ups of textiles and housewares by emailing or by calling or texting "PICKUP" to 508-466-4590.

For more information, including what can and can not be recycled please click here, or visit their website at

Mattress and Box Spring Recycling

Dry mattresses and box springs can be dropped off at no charge for Rochester residents in the mattress container at the Town Barn on Ryder Road during normal business hours.  Please call 508-763-1991 for more information.

2022 Transfer Station and Beach Stickers

Rochester residents are now able to purchase the 2022 Marion Transfer Station Stickers and Marion Beach Parking Stickers for the 2022 calendar year.  Please note, these are two separate stickers again this year.

  • Sticker purchases can be made in person by cash or check only.  Please make checks out to: Town of Rochester
  • Sticker requests can also be mailed in or left in the drop box at the front of Town Hall - by check only. Mail-in and drop box requests will be completed within a few days of being received in the office.
  • Vehicle registrations showing your Rochester address are required for every sticker. Proof of residency will be required if the Rochester address is not on the registration. 

Transfer Station

  • Stickers are available for the Marion Transfer Station located at Benson Brook Road.  The cost of the Marion Transfer Station Sticker is $70.00 or $60.00 for seniors 70+/veterans, per vehicle. 
  • Current Transfer Station hours are Wednesdays and Saturdays from 8:00 am until 3:00 pm. Days and times are subject to change. For questions about hours and items accepted, please call the Transfer Station directly at (508)748-3500.
  • Please see the sticker policy for more information.
  • The following items will be accepted at the Marion Transfer Station for a fee:
    • Televisions and computer monitors - $45.00 per item
    • Refrigerators, freezers, air conditioners, ice makers, water coolers and dehumidifiers - $35.00 per item
    • Marion and Rochester residents may purchase individual stickers for the items listed above from the DPW Office at Benson Brook Road during regular business hours.


  • Stickers are available for Silvershell Beach in Marion.  The Beach/Parking Privilege Sticker is $20.00 per sticker. Residents over 70 years of age will receive ONE beach parking sticker issued at no charge (license required). 
  • A limited number of Guest Passes will be available.  Please inquire regarding details and availability (508-763-3871).
  • The Beach/Parking Privilege Sticker is not valid at the Marion Transfer Station at Benson Brook Road
To view the new Transfer Station Policy and Sticker Requirements please click HERE.
To view the procedure for obtaining a sticker, please click HERE.


The Rochester Town Barn can be reached at (508) 763-1991.

Note that New Bedford Waste Services, LLC, located at 48 Cranberry Highway, Rochester, will also accept the following items for a fee:

Appliances/white goods, cardboard, carpet, computers, electronics, construction and demolition waste, furniture, glass, light bulbs and fluorescent lamps, pallets, plastics, scrap metal, single stream, wood.

To visit their website, please click HERE.