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Please have your trash and recycling out by the curb by 7:00 AM. During Summer Hours (Memorial Day to Labor Day) please have your trash and recycling out by the curb by 6:00 AM.

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Trash/Recycling will be picked up the day after a holiday except for Friday holidays, where pickup will be on Thursday.

Complete list of City Holidays.


The City of Groton Public Works Department is closed on the Thursday and Friday of Thanksgiving week. Thursday pickups will instead be on Wednesday while Friday pickups will be on the following Monday.

Trash Container Information:

Blue 65 gallon and Green 95 gallon trash bins

Container Size: All garbage is to be placed in covered metal or heavy plastic containers (not larger than thirty-five (35) gallons nor weighing when filled more than seventy-five (75) pounds) at the street curb or curb line for collection.

The City of Groton Sanitation Dept. does sell 95-Gallon trash containers (green only) for $72.00 each and 65 Gallon trash containers (they come in green for trash or blue for recycling) for $57.00 each.

The design is compatible with automated and semi-automated lifters to fit onto our garbage truck. Otto trash containers two-wheeled carts (trash containers) are almost maintenance-free. They are easy to tilt and roll.

Yard Clippings, Brush or Hedges Pickup:

We will take only 1-2 cans or bags of yard clippings, brush or hedges with your trash.

GRASS Clippings  – We do not take Grass Clippings under any circumstances.