Curbside Collection 2024

Trash TruckThe Southbridge municipal trash program will be going

through changes in the next 14 months.


Our vendor will continue to provide curbside trash and recycling services until March 24, 2024.

Beginning on March 25, 2024, Southbridge residents will need to pay for trash disposal, recycling collection and processing costs.

HOW will we pay this new multi-million-dollar bill? 

A trash committee has been formed to consider various options to pay for a continuation of the current trash and recycling services and are meeting regularly.  The following options are being discussed individually and/or in combination: 

A. Property Taxes - paid by property owners through their property taxes.  This means that all tax payers (both commercial and non-commercial property owners) may see an increase in their taxes. 


B. Flat Fee - paid by property owners based on the number of housing units.  This means that each residential property owner would pay a flat fee on a regular basis (quarterly or yearly, for example.)

C. User Fee - paid by users depending on how many trash bags are put out to curbside for disposal. This could be accomplished in a few ways: 

  1. Each housing unit would be responsible to purchase designated “Town of Southbridge” trash bags. 
  2. Each housing unit would be responsible to purchase designated “Stickers” to place on each trash bag they put out for disposal each week. The idea of a “User Fee” allows each housing unit to pay for the amount of trash they dispose of each week.  However, this option would only partially fund the collection program.  If this option is chosen an additional funding source would be needed such as Property Taxes and/or Flat Fee.  


Note: Which ever type of payment option is chosen Southbridge would continue to use the existing trash and recycling carts. 

The next meeting of the Curbside Trash Committee can be found on the Town calendar.   Here you can find future scheduled meetings.  Please check periodically as schedules get updated.

Southbridge Trash Committee


Mission Statement: “The Committee will explore the implementation plan for a curbside program and how it will be funded.”

Committee members:


Councilors: Michael Marketti (Chair), Gus Steeves 
Health Inspector: Daniel Wasiuk, 
Board of Health Member: Daniel Grabowski 

Citizen Members: Kevin Buxton, Steve Gregoire, Mark Lataille, Kathy Grenier.

For more information, please call the Health Department at 508-764-4252