All containers must be at the curb by 6 AM on your pickup day.
The trucks cannot return for recycling or trash not out on time.
JRM strictly enforces the inspection of recycling contamination. The crew must leave behind contaminated recycling along with a sticker explaining the reason for the bin's rejection. What goes in the curbside bin?
Library of Things -- Borrow items you need only occasionally or to try out before buying. Items include sewing machine, lawn games, household tool kits, electronics equipment (mini projector, Roku stick, etc.).
Paper Berry Boxes -- If clean (no fruit!), these can be placed in your recycling bin.
Pizza Boxes -- Brown or white pizza boxes (without pizza and/or liner!) can be put in your recycling bin. Frozen-pizza boxes must be put in the trash.
Medical Sharps -- In addition to sharps mail back services, you can use the sharps disposal kiosks in the lobbies of Beverly Hospital (85 Herrick Street, Beverly) and Addison Gilbert Hospital (298 Washington Street, Gloucester).
Shredded Paper -- Please note that shredded paper must go in the trash (bagged), not in your recycling bin.
Transfer Station -- On Wednesdays and Saturdays (8 AM to 3:30 PM), the Transfer Station accepts "household recycling" and many other items not collected curbside. A free transfer station sticker may be obtained at the DPW office. Bring your vehicle registration and proof of residency.
Yard Waste -- Bring yard waste to the transfer station on Wednesdays and Saturdays from 8 AM to 3:30 PM.
Trash and Recycling Policy
One 35-gallon bag or barrel (50-pound limit) is allowed per residence.
Please make sure trash is not loose in the barrel.
Recycling is mandatory.
Trash will not be collected if recyclables are not at the curb. All recyclables should be placed in a collection bin (NO plastic bags). There is no limit for recycling, but containers cannot be larger than 45 gallons.
JRM strictly enforces the town’s disposal limit of one barrel or bag and places stickers on any trash or recycling not in compliance with town policy.
Additional trash must be placed in an overthrow bag, available for $2 (in packs of 5 for $10) at Aubuchon Hardware, Conley's Drug, Cumberland Farms, DJ's Variety, Richdale, Shaw's and Tedford's Hardware.
Toss all of your food scraps, houseplants, pizza boxes and much more in a cart for curbside pickup! The curbside compost collection program costs less per week than one overthrow bag. Questions? Call 978-356-6612 or email IpswichComposts@gmail.com.
The DPW provides ONE recycling bin to residents. Additional bins are $10 each and Ipswich Recycles stickers are free for residents (both at DPW office at town hall).
Hiltz at 24 Kondelin Road in Gloucester (978-283-3335)
Mello at 95 Tenney Street in Georgetown (978-352-8581)
Call Public Works at 978-356-6612.
Household Hazardous Waste
Household Hazardous Waste Day 2021
Saturday, September 18, 2021, at the Transfer Station from 9-12