The Georgetown Transfer Station will now be closed to commercial customers and contractors on Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays.
In addition, we will close as soon as we have hit our limit each weekday without notice. We are very sorry for any inconvenience.



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. 

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!

Bulky items like furniture and carpet (cut in 4-foot sections) must have a bulk sticker attached. Bulk stickers can be ordered on line. Start on the City’s home page. Click on Online Services. Cost is $5 per item, one item out per week. No construction debris, large appliances or metal items allowed. Fees subject to change. Only one bulk item per week. 

Mattresses and box springs in good condition may find a new home via Newburyport Virtual Yard Sale, FreeCycle, or Recycle: as long as a mattress or box spring is dry it can be recycled by UTEC for $15. Call Health Department to register for a UTEC pick-up, or call to arrange to drop it off at the Newburyport Recycle Center. Trash: Residents may also buy a $20 bulk sticker in order for the mattress or box spring to be picked up as trash. 

Construction materials (including toilets and sinks) are not allowed in the trash and must be taken to a disposal site, see list page 4. To dispose of Latex Paint: dry it out, set up to 4 paint cans next to your trash, put the lids on loosely. Use kitty litter for fast Trash Reminders 2021-2022 City of Newburyport Environmental Health Information Guide Recycling, Hazardous Waste, Environmental Safety, Public Health, Animal Control For up to date information on City issues including Covid-19 advisories go to 

Trash is limited to 6 15-gallon bags or 3 (32 gal) barrels per household each week. Barrels 64 gallons and larger will not be picked up. Do not fill the barrel above the rim. Please clean up after your pick up. Put trash out after 5 pm the day before and before 7 am the day of pick up. Bring empty barrels back in by 6 pm. 

NEW!: If your trash barrel does not have a hinged lid, please consider finding a way to attach the lid to the barrel.