Bulky Items & Overflow Trash

Dispose of Bulky Items

Bulky item stickers ($15) and/or overflow trash stickers ($5) can be purchased at the Board of Health Office or online. Stickers will be mailed to you if purchased online.

Please note there are no curbside bulky item collections at the following locations:

  • Merrimac Commons
  • Merrimac Landing
  • Tyng Village
  • Tyngsboro Crossing
  • Villages of Maple Ridge
  • Whispering Pines
  • Wyndbrook at Tyngsboro

Bulky Items

Orange Sticker, $15

  • Sectional couch ($15 per piece)
  • Couch or chair (upholstered)
  • Loveseat
  • Table (large)
  • Desk
  • Bureau or sideboard
  • Toilet
  • Entertainment center
  • Windows
  • Wood file cabinets
  • Bathtubs
  • Wood (50-pound bundle)
  • Doors (wooden)
  • Coffee tables
  • Tub enclosures
  • Headboards
  • Sink
  • Vanity/cabinet
  • Carpeting (50-pound bundle,  4-foot length)

Large Items That Are Not Considered Bulky

Pink Sticker, No Charge

  • Wood chairs
  • Mirrors
  • End tables
  • Children's toys (under 50 pounds)
  • Bicycles
  • Plastic lawn furniture

Overflow Trash

An Overflow trash sticker can be purchased for $5 at the Board of Health in person or online. If the stickers are purchased online, they will be mailed to you. Additionally, the library also sells overflow trash stickers during their normal business hours.

Electronics & Appliances

Bring electronics and appliances to Zero Waste Day or, for a fee, call Republic Services at 978-649-7564 to arrange for the disposal of these items.

Mattresses & Textiles

Mattresses and textiles are not allowed in the trash.

Massachusetts state laws require mattresses and textiles be kept out of the trash so they can be recycled or donated for reuse. In order to comply, the Town of Tyngsborough is not able to collect mattresses and textiles. To help you understand these changes and the reasons behind them, the MassDEP has written a newsletter focusing on the new Waste Bans and why they are important. 

What to Do with Your Old Mattress

If you're not sure what to do with your old mattress, there are a few options to consider. 

  • You can donate mattresses in good condition to organizations like:
    • Household Goods. They can be reached at their store in Acton or by phone at 978-635-1710.
    • The Wish Project. They can be reached at their store in Chelmsford or by phone at 866-947-4360.
  • You can give mattresses away via a local gifting group like Buy Nothing or Freecycle.
  • If you are buying a new one, you can check with the retailer to see if they will recycle your old one.
  • Schedule a curbside pickup from UTEC for a fee. Visit them online or call them at 978-856-3997. Curbside pick-up will be scheduled for the second Tuesday of each month.

Please visit Beyond the Bin for options for disposal.

Zero Waste Day

Held the first Saturday of November and of May every year from 9 am to Noon at the Elementary School located at 205 Westford Road. All items collected will be reused or recycled.