The Board of Health has part-time clerical and administrative support staff. The Health Agent often has field inspections, so it is always best to call the office first at 347-2504 before coming in to save yourself a trip in case the office is not staffed at that moment. Thank you for your understanding.
Recycling Center "stickers" are now HangTags which have been mailed (as of March 27, 2015) to all residents in Sturbridge. Replacement Hang tags or new residents may obtain a hang tag for $5 at the Recycling Center on Tuesdays & Thursdays. Please bring proof of residency and your vehicle registration with you. It is not required for you to make a special trip to the Town Hall! Thank you for Recycling!
The Sturbridge Board of Health (BoH), like all local Boards of Health in Massachusetts, is required by state statutes and regulations to perform many duties relative to the protection of public health including the control of disease, the promotion of sanitary living conditions and the protection of the environment from damage and pollution. This is accomplished through the inspection of food establishments, on-site wastewater systems, wells, public accommodations (hotels/motels/inns), housing, pools and beaches; the investigation of communicable diseases and nuisances; and the oversight of solid waste management and recycling. Many of the board’s responsibilities are also coordinated with housing and plumbing inspections and the department of public works as well as other regional and state agencies.
The Board meets the first and third Mondays of each month, typically, at the Center Office Building 301 Main St., 2nd Floor at 5:30PM. The BoH agenda and meeting locations are posted on the town main page under town news in accordance with the Massachusetts Open Meeting Law.
Mosquito Awareness and Precautions
The Central Massachusetts Mosquito Control Project (CMMCP) is a regional effort whose goal is to reduce mosquito exposure to the public, and the potential for disease transmission by mosquitoes, by utilizing proven, sound mosquito control techniques.
CMMCP personnel will be in the community to investigate resident's complaints about mosquitoes in the Fall and Spring of each year.
Additional mosquito awareness information can be found here.
Latex Paint - It's not hazardous waste - Latex paint is not accepted with hazardous waste but does need to be disposed of properly. Instructions can be found at this link.
Recycling Center stickers
- Recycling Center "stickers" are now HangTags which have been mailed (as of March 27, 2015) to all residents in Sturbridge. Replacement Hang tags or new residents may obtain a hang tag for $5 at the Recycling Center on Tuesdays & Thursdays. Please bring proof of residency and your vehicle registration with you.
- One Day passes are available at the Recycling Center, bring proof of residency, car registration, & $5 to the Recycling Center Operator, T, Th or Sat. 7:30 - 2:30
Trash - The Sturbridge Pay as You Throw (PAYT) Program
Sturbridge began a Pay as You Throw (PAYT) program October 1st 2011. Trash (non-recyclables) must be in official Town of Sturbridge PAYT bags.
PAYT Bags are available at:
- Fred's Variety - 25 Brookfield Rd, Fiskdale
- Micknuck’s Market Place - 570 Main St, Fiskdale
- Shaw's - 178 Main St, Sturbridge (Rt 131)
- Stop & Shop at Hobbs Brook Plaza - 100 Charlton Rd/Rt 20, Sturbridge
- A roll of five 30 gallon bags is $5 and five 15 gallon bags are available for $2.50.
Recycling Center Hours
Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday 7:00 AM - 2:45 PM
Household hazardous waste accepted on the 3rd Saturday of the month, March through November.
Last drop off days for HazMat, Lawn Debris & Brush is Nov 19th and will reopen on Sat, Mar 18, 2017.
Christmas Trees (no roots, from 3"dia. & up to 4' tall) will be accepted after Dec 25, 2016 until April 1, 2017.