Recycling & Trash

  1. Bulky Item Fee

    Curbside pickup of a bulky item requires a $10 sticker. Residents with curbside trash pickup are allowed to put out ONE bulky item (for example: sofa, chair, mattress, box spring or carpet -- no appliances or electronics) per week. Read on...
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Recycling and trash must be at the curb by 6 AM on your pickup day.

The trucks cannot return for items not out on time.



Please check for more detailed information for 2019.


Check HERE for bulky item information.



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.

Policy Enforcement


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.

Overthrow Bags


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.

Holiday Pickup Delays


Please check the trash and recycling holiday delay schedule.

Recycling Bins


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).

Construction Debris


Hiltz at 24 Kondelin Road in Gloucester (978-283-3335)
Mello at 95 Tenney Street in Georgetown (978-352-8581)

Questions about what to recycle?


MassDEP's RecycleSmart guide 
 
Pickup Issues

Call the DPW at 978-356-6612.

Other Questions?


Email IpswichRecycles@gmail.com.

Transfer Station


Many other items NOT collected curbside may be recycled free at the Transfer Station
(open Wednesdays and Saturdays from 8 AM to 3:30 PM) or other locations.


Ipswich is plastic bag- and styrofoam-free!


Ipswich businesses are using alternatives to single-use plastic bags and styrofoam. Please note that trash bags are not affected by this ban. Learn more here.


Household Hazardous Waste

Household Hazardous Waste Day 2020


Saturday, September 19, 2020, at the Transfer Station from 9-12
Residents can bring accepted household hazardous waste items to this September event.

Residents may also bring their HHW to another community with an open event.
Please note that communities charge a fee to nonresidents.

Need to dispose of items before or after open events occur?
Contact New England Disposal Technologies for their dropoff and pickup programs.

HHW Emergency Response Lines


ACV Enviro (800-7-SPILLS -- 800-777-4557)
Clean Harbors (800-645-8265)


Join the Curbside Composting Program


Toss all of your food scraps, grass clippings, pizza box inserts and much more in a cart for curbside pickup! Ipswich has a curbside compost collection program that costs less per week than one overthrow bag.

Email us at IpswichComposts@gmail.com or call (978-356-6612), visit the Department of Public Works office at Town Hall for more information or sign up online at Black Earth Compost


Contact Us

  1. Marlene Faria Connelly


    Recycling Coordinator
    Email

    Town Hall
    25 Green St.
    Ipswich, MA 01938
    Ph: 978-356-6612
    Fx: 978-356-6616

    Hours


    Mondays
    8 a.m. - 7 p.m.
    Tuesdays - Thursdays
    8 a.m. - 4 p.m.
    Fridays
    8 a.m. - Noon

    Staff Directory