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.

Residential recycling


Do you live in West Newbury, South Hampton, Newburyport or Amesbury?

Single Stream recycling allows you to place all recyclable items in your bin or container as long as they are properly prepared. We offer single stream recycling in most of the towns we serve.

Thanks to new technology and new trucks, everything that your household recycles can go in the same container. In the recycling world, the term is “single stream”. The sorting technology and workers in the sorting plants do the separation, with conveyor belts carrying each type of recyclable to a different place.

Single stream recycling makes your life easier.

·         No more putting recyclable paper and cardboard in a separate bin.

·         No more putting recyclable cans, bottles, and plastics in a separate bin.

·         No need to put out two recycling containers if all your paper, cardboard, cans, bottles and plastics will fit in one.

Recycling Dos and Don’ts

Do you live in West Newbury, South Hampton, Newburyport or Amesbury?

Help us by doing your part to prepare your recyclables and educate yourself on what is recyclable and what is not.

What is recyclable?

Corrugated, shipping boxes, dry-food boxes, egg cartons, file folders, cardboard cups. Please flatten cardboard. NO waxed cardboard juice boxes or milk cartons. No pizza boxes with food residue or grease stains.

Food cans and lids, deposit and nondeposit beverage cans (can be flattened), clean aluminum foil and foil pans, and empty aerosol cans. No cans which contained hazardous material or paint.

Plastic containers #1-#7 such as milk jugs, yogurt cups, clear egg cartons, water, juice, soda bottles. Leave caps/lids on. No unnumbered plastic.

Office paper, newspapers, junk mail, magazines, phone books, greeting cards, soft cover books, paper bags, tissue paper, gift bags. No paper napkins and no paper plates with food residue.

Food jars, beverage bottles. Glass must be clear, green or brown. No broken glass, light bulbs, windows, auto glass, dishes, glasses or Pyrex.

What items are not recyclable?

  • NO items with food residue such as grease.
  • NO plastic bags.
  • NO paper napkins.
  • NO packing peanuts.
  • NO waxed cardboard such as juice boxes, juice or milk cartons, coffee cups.
  • NO textiles.
  • NO metal hangers.
  • NO electronics, batteries or cell phones. NO oil or oil-based paint.
  • NO broken glass, light bulbs, window glass, auto glass, dishes or Pyrex.
  • NO cans that contained hazardous material or paint.
  • NO metal other than food cans.
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