The Sharon Health Department and the Council on Aging are now accepting applications from qualified residents for town-sponsored trash pick-up for the 2018-2019 year. In order to receive free trash collection, residents must be at least 60 years of age and meet income guidelines for the program. Single residents may have a maximum income of $45,840 per year, and a household of two persons may earn a combined income of no more than $59,944 per year. Applicants under age 60 years must be disabled, must provide legal verification of their disability, and must also meet the income guidelines noted above. Verification of income is required of all applicants. Residents who qualify for the subsidized trash collection must have trash available at curbside for pick up.
As of July 1, 2018, all participants will be entitled to one 35 gallon trash container, and 10 overflow bags. Additional overflow bags can be purchased separately. The difference in cost for larger containers must be paid by the applicant. After July 1, 2018, trash placed in anything other than the authorized containers or overflow bags will not be collected.
Applications may be obtained at the Sharon Council on Aging or on the Health Department websites at: http://www.townofsharon.net. Residents who received this service in 2017-2018 must reapply for the service for the coming fiscal year. Completed applications should be returned to the Sharon Council on Aging, 219 Massapoag Avenue, Sharon, MA 02067.
Please contact the Sharon Health Department at (781) 784-1500 x 1140 with any questions about the subsidized trash collection program