City of Newburyport



2020-2021 Solid Waste and Recycling Information

G. Mello Disposal Corp. is pleased to be the City of Newburyport’s provider for a cleaner and healthier environment.

Call: 978-352-8581

Colby Farm Lane Municipal Yard Waste Facility
Location: Colby Farm Lane (formerly Crow Lane), Off Low Street

The Newburyport Yard Waste Facility is open for regular seasonal hours from the second Tuesday in April through the first Saturday in December from 7:30 AM-2:30 PM. Please drop off material only when the facility is open. For more information, click here.

  • Residents may bring leaves, brush, and tree limbs up to 18” in diameter.
  • Proof of residency and seasonal sticker required. Sign up is now required. Click here.
  • NO wood, plastic bags, or plastic containers allowed.
  • Grass clippings are recommended to stay on lawns and discouraged at the Yard Waste Facility.
  • Please keep branches and brush separated from leaves
  • Compost bins and rain barrels for sale at City Hall and Yard Waste site.

View the new 2020-2021 Health Department Newsletter with calendar and street listings here.

Household Hazardous Waste Day | September 26, 2020

Location: DPW, 16A Perry Way Hours: 8:00 am – 12:00 pm
Paper Shredding also available

Safely dispose of the following:
Batteries Chemicals Computer Monitors Gasoline Insecticides
Oil Paint Propane Tanks Solvents Televisions

Proof of residency is required. Fees apply for all materials.
For more information call our Recycling Department at 978-499-0413.

Trash & Recycling Reminders

Trash is collected once a week. Recyclables are picked up every other week. See Recycling A & B week street listing here. The 5 observed holidays in 2020-2021 are Labor Day, Thanksgiving Day, Christmas Day, New Years Day and Memorial Day. (See holiday schedule here.)

Your curbside trash pickup will remain on the same day until further notice. Each residence is limited to THREE 35-GALLON BARRELS OR FIVE BAGS per week. No more than 50 lbs per barrel or bag. Fines will be charged for over limit fees. Remember the best way to keep the City’s costs down is to RECYCLE!

Residents are required to separate recyclable material from trash. (On City website, search for “Ordinances,” then see Health and Sanitation Ordinance, Chapter 8, Article III, Division 1.) The materials which must be recycled are cardboard, paper, glass bottles and jars, metal cans and aluminum foil/foil pans, and plastics with recycle numbers 1 through 7. (Sec. 8-93 Enforcement & Penalties. Failure to comply with recycling ordinance carries a $100. fine.) See code of ordinances chapter 8 article III for laws relating to solid waste and recycling.

Every household received one 64-gallon recycling cart. The carts belong to the house and must be left at the house in the event of a move. If the cart is missing, residents may use any barrel which is clearly marked “Recycle.” The City Health Department  can provide you with such labels.

Please remember to place the recycle carts three feet from other objects, with the wheels toward the house. Call 978-352-8581 with questions.