Solid Waste/Trash


We will not be picking up trash and recycling on Tuesday, March 13 due to the impending blizzard. All pickups will be delayed one day.

Tuesday pick ups will be Wednesday

Wednesday pick ups will be Thursday

Thursday pick ups will be Friday

Friday pick ups will be Saturday


*Exceptions Newburyport downtown businesses will remain Friday and South Hampton will remain on Friday also.


The Newbury Transfer Station will be closed. We are still making a decision on the Georgetown Transfer Station and will our Facebook page should we decide to close.


Stay safe!

Please remember:

  • Bulky items like furniture and carpet  (cut in 4-ft. sections) must have a bulk sticker attached. Bulk stickers can be purchased at Health Dept in City Hall for $5 per item, one item  per week. No white goods or metal items allowed. Prices subject to change.
  • Mattresses and box springs need $15 stickers in order to be picked up as trash. However, some mattresses in good condition may qualify for re-use (free pickup), and nearly all qualify for recycling, which costs $10. Call 978-499-0413 for details.
  • Construction materials (including toilets and sinks) are not allowed in the trash and must be taken to a disposal site.
  • Latex paint can be dried and thrown out in your trash without a lid;  use kitty litter for fast drying.
  • Trash is limited to 5 bags or 3 (35 gal) barrels per household each week. Barrels 64 gallons and larger will not be picked up.
  • No large wood items will be accepted at the curb.
  • Trash pick up may be delayed during Bagged Leaf and Christmas Tree weeks.
  • Put trash out after 5 pm or before 7 am.


Bagged Leaves & Christmas Trees

  • Bagged leaf collections will take place on your  regular trash day the following weeks Oct. 26, Nov. 9, Nov. 30 (2015) and April 25, May 9 (2016).
  • Place leaves in brown leaf bags or loose in a marked barrel.  Please do not overfill bags.
  • Leaves will be going to a farm for composting so please keep trash out of the leaf bags.
  • Christmas Tree Collections will take place on regular trash day during the month of January only.
  • Trees over 6 feet must be cut down in size.
  • Trash pick up may be delayed by up to two hours on leaf collection days and Christmas Tree weeks.