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...
IPSWICH is plastic bag- and styrofoam-free! Bring your own bags! Businesses will be using alternatives to single-use plastic bags and styrofoam.Please note that trash bags are NOT affected by these bans. Find out more here.
TRASH DISPOSAL 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.
One 35-gallon bag or barrel (50-pound limit) is allowed per residence.
Please make sure trash is not loose in the barrel.
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.
Construction debris (doors, toilets, etc.) can be brought to Hiltz at 24 Kondelin Road in Gloucester (978-283-3335) or Mello at 95 Tenney Street in Georgetown (978-352-8581).
Recycling Is Mandatory
Ipswich participates in single-stream recycling. Residents must place their recycling curbside in order to have their trash collected. All recyclables should be placed in the bin (NO plastic bags), and there is no limit for recycling. Stickers are available (free) at the Department of Public Works office at Town Hall for residents who wish to use larger containers for their recycling. Please do NOT put your recyclables in plastic bags. Questions about recycling? Check Recyclopedia.
Call the DPW with pickup issues. Questions should be sent to the Ipswich Recycling Coordinator at IpswichRecycles@gmail.com. Many other items not collected curbside may be recycled by bringing them free to the Transfer Station (open Wednesdays and Saturdays from 8 AM to 3:30 PM) or other locations.
Household Hazardous Waste
The 2019 Household Hazardous Waste collection will be held on Saturday, September 21, 2019, at the Transfer Station from 9-12. Residents can bring accepted household hazardous waste items to the Transfer Station during this September collection event.
A list of open spring events will be posted here as soon as it is available. If you need to dispose of items prior to spring events, contact New England Disposal Technologies for their dropoff and pickup programs.
Remember -- latex paint is NOT hazardous waste. Remove the lid from our paint can, let it dry out, and place the can and lid (separately) in with your trash.
The Department of Public works provides ONE recycling container per residential dwelling that receives municipal solid waste pickup. Additional bins are available at the Public Works office for $10 each.
Other containers (e.g. wheeled trash can, plastic utility tub, heavy cardboard box) can also be used for recyclables. "Ipswich Recycles" stickers are available free at the Department of Public Works.
Join the Curbside Composting Program
Feeling bad about putting food scraps, weeds, grass clippings and pizza box inserts in the trash? Toss all of your food waste in a bin for curbside pickup! Ipswich has a curbside compost collection program that costs just $1.15 per week per household -- less than the cost of one overthrow bag. By composting many of your household organics, you can reduce your trash by up to 40%.
Come to the Department of Public Works office at Town Hall to register or email us at IpswichComposts@gmail.com for more information.