Grafton Brush Dump/Recycling Center Information

Grafton Brush Dump

The Grafton brush dump is closed for the winter.

Location of Brush Disposal Area

Millbury Street (between Providence Road and Hudson Avenue)


Contact the Department of Public Works at 508-839-5335, ext.1500.

Brush Dump Hours

  • Monday through Friday: Closed
  • Saturdays: Closed
  • Sundays: Closed

General Information

Permits are now available for purchase at the Department of Public Works Office located at 64 Old Westboro Road, or they can be purchased at the brush dump on Saturdays only. Permit fee is $25.00 (cash or check only).

Permits are no longer available for purchase at the Municipal Center.

The Town of Grafton does not offer curb side pick-up of yard waste.

The brush dump closes for the winter and re-opens in the spring. Opening and closing dates are posted online as far in advance as possible.

Please note: While the Town does its best to make sure the brush dump is open when advertised, situations may arise where the brush dump might open late, close early or not open at all. Be aware that hours of operation are subject to change with minimal notice.


  • The brush dump is for Grafton residents only and for material originating from Grafton.
  • No bags are to be left at the brush dump. Bags must be emptied and taken with the resident.
  • Only vehicles with valid Town issued permits will be allowed into the brush disposal area.
  • Disposal by landscaping companies is not permitted.

What is acceptable:

  • Leaves
  • Grass clippings
  • Hedge clippings
  • Plant trimmings and prunings
  • Brush that is 10" or less in diameter
  • Branches
  • Shrubs

What is not acceptable:

  • Butt logs or stumps
  • Construction debris (lumber, sheetrock, furniture, porcelain fixtures, fencing, pallets, shingles, patio blocks, concrete, bricks, or steel/metal of any kind)
  • Yard materials such as dirt, stones, plastic containers, pressure-treated lumber, railroad ties, landscape timbers, landscape fabric or plastic/cloth weed barriers
  • No poison ivy, oak, sumac or other harmful plants
  • No fertilizers, herbicides, pesticides or algaecides
  • Kitty litter/pet manure
  • Paint, liquids or aerosol cans
  • Mattresses/box springs
  • Tires
  • *Styrofoam, packing peanuts or foam packaging of any kind 

Leaving debris or waste outside the gates of the brush dump is considered illegal dumping by the Town of Grafton.

Grafton Recycling Center

The Recycling Center is located at 64 Old Westboro Road

Recycling Center Hours

  • Tuesdays and Thursdays: 10:00am to 2:00pm
  • Saturdays: 8:00am to 1:00pm
  • All other days: Closed


The Recycling Center accepts the following items:

  • Newspapers, magazines, catalogs, cardboard, paper (all colors), plastic containers/jugs/bottles (marked #1-7), soda/juice/milk/water bottles (glass or plastic), glass bottles/jars (any color), aluminum (cans/pie plates, etc.)
  • Lightbulbs: 2-foot, 4-foot and 8-foot fluorescent tubes; compact fluorescent bulbs; circular and U-shaped tubes; mercury vapor; metal halide; HPS and LPS.
  • Lighting ballasts
  • Batteries: Alkaline, lithium, lithium ion, nickel cadmium and sealed lead acid.
    • For safety purposes, all batteries (except for A, AA, AAA, C and D) must have the contacts taped before being recycled. Un-taped batteries cannot be accepted.
    • Button-style batteries are acceptable but must be taped (top and bottom) as well.

The Recycling Center does not accept any items not on the above list as well as the following items: 

  • *Styrofoam/foam packaging/packing peanuts
  • Mattresses/box springs
  • Toner cartridges
  • Vehicle batteries
  • Dishes/Pyrex/ceramics
  • Unmarked plastics (laundry baskets/chairs/toys)
  • Electronic devices of any kind
  • Plastic bags
  • Paint/spray paint
  • Household trash
  • Scrap metal or steel of any kind
  • Hazardous waste

*Styrofoam can be disposed at: Polyfoam LLC, (508-234-6323) 2355 Providence Road, Northbridge, MA. Dock 3, Door #7. Monday-Friday 8:00am-4:00pm.