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Household hazardous waste collection, October 15th



Bourne- There will be a regional household hazardous waste collection on Saturday, October 15, 2016, from 9:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. at the Peebles Elementary School at 70 Trowbridge Road in Bourne.  


Items such as yard chemicals, cleaners, auto fluids, marine paints, and sealers will be accepted.  Residents are reminded that latex paint can be solidified with kitty litter or other similar bulking agents and disposed of in the trash and the empty cans recycled.  A full brochure can be viewed at on the ISWM Department website.


Paper shredding will be offered again to Bourne residents only.  A private shredding company will be available to collect sensitive paperwork that will be shredded and recycled.  Acceptance will be done on a first-come, first-served basis and will end when the vendor’s container has reached capacity.  There will be a three (3) box limit per person.  Shredding will be done off-site at a later time.


The paint shed at the Residential Recycling Center will close for the season after normal hours of operation on Saturday, October 15th


The C&D transfer station, however, will remain closed until further notice.


Notice to Landfill Customers


The Town has shifted the business model for the landfill whereby it utlizes almost all of the allowable daily tonnage for disposal of municipal waste combustor ash under a contract with Covanta SEMASS.  The remaining daily tonnage is used for household trash from Bourne and from the Town of Falmouth under a contract.  On a limited basis and depending on the available capacity, other materials such as soils may be accepted.  Unfortunately, we no longer accept motorboats, sailboats and RVs for disposal.  Local hauling companies and boatyards are good sources for information on disposal options.



Welcome to the webpage for the Department of Integrated Solid Waste Management (ISWM.) ISWM has had, and will continue to have, a large impact on the affairs of the Town of Bourne. Many questions have been asked about its operations and how they affect residents. We recognize these concerns and are committed to providing the residents of Bourne with the information they seek. One way in which we hope to provide information to the community, is through the use of this webpage. Please explore the different sections to familiarize yourself with our operations.
Listed below are other ways to learn about what we do:


  1. Residents are encouraged to arrange for a tour of the facility and the opportunity to discuss any issues directly with ISWM management.
  2. ISWM management periodically has cable TV shows on Comcast channel 13 to provide updates to the community and show new footage of the site.
  3. Annually, ISWM conducts an open house at the facility. Please check this website and the local newspapers for an announcement about the next event.
  4. ISWM has been and will continue to be available for speaking engagements at civic organizations, clubs, and business groups.
  5. ISWM staff periodically appears before the Board of Selectmen, Board of Health, Finance Committee, Capital Outlay Committee and the ISWM Landfill Business Model Working Group. Check posted meeting agendas to see if ISWM is scheduled to attend.
  6. Finally, we encourage you to read items listed in the “Reports & Documents” section of this website. Included there are several presentations that provide detailed information about our operations and plans.

We hope you find the information on this site useful and look forward to continuously improving its content. Please feel free to contact me 508-759-0651, or by email if you have any questions or comments.

Staff Contacts

Name Title Phone
Dan Barrett General Manager 508-759-0651
Asa Mintz Operations Manager 508-759-0651
Phil Goddard Manager of Facility Compliance & Technology Development 508-759-0651
Paula Coulombe Assistant Coordinator Finance & Recycling 508-759-0651
Jane Henzie Secretary 508-759-0651
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