Trash Collection Information

Falmouth has a “Pay-per-bag” trash collection system.  The cost of disposing of trash is covered by the cost of the bags, so you pay only for what you throw away.  The curbside collection service is paid for through property taxes.

Rules and Regulations for Curbside Collection

  • Trash will only be collected if it is in a Falmouth Yellow Trash Bag.
  • You can use trash barrels by placing the yellow bag inside the barrel, fill it with your trash, and
  • TIE the bag before placing it at the curb.
  • Trash and Recycle bins MUST be placed at the curb by 7:00 am on the scheduled pick-up day
  • Bulky/Large items (weighing up to 100 lbs) that will not fit into a yellow trash bag, will be collected on the scheduled pickup day with appropriate disposal ticket(s) affixed.
  •  See below for locations and prices.

Yellow Trash Bags can be purchased at

  • Waldo’s General Store
  • Shaw’s-Falmouth and Northgate
  • Hannaford-Falmouth and Yarmouth
  • Town Landing Market

Disposal Tags (green) can be purchased at

  • Shaw’s-Falmouth and Northgate
  • Hannaford-Falmouth
  • Falmouth Town Hall
  • Town Landing Market
  • Waldo’s General Store
  • Falmouth Public Works Office


  • 33 gallon bag $2.08 (package of 10 - $20.80)
  • 20 gallon bag $1.46 (package of 10 - $14.55)
  • Disposal Tag $5.00 each