Trash and recycling collection routes for Wednesdays through Fridays will be delayed by one day during the weeks of December 23 and December 30. For those whose usual day for trash and/or recycling is Wednesday, collection will be Thursday, December 26 and Thursday, January 2; and routes normally done on Thursdays will be pushed to Friday. Friday routes will be picked up on Saturday, except for the downtown district, which will have their usual pick-up early Friday morning.
The Recycling Center will be open on Saturday, January 4, from 8 a.m. to 12 p.m. It is open on most Mondays and Thursdays, as well, from 12:15 p.m. to 2:15 p.m but is weather dependent. Please call the Health Department at 978-465-4410 to confirm it is open.
Items that you can drop off include white packing Styrofoam, anything with a cord or batteries, rechargeable batteries, lithium batteries, button cell batteries, cords, fluorescent bulbs, bicycles, appliances (large and small), tires, anything that is mostly metal (including grills, lawn mowers, patio tables/chairs, file cabinets, pots, pans), antifreeze, motor oil, and cooking oil.
Some items have fees for drop-off. They include TVs, monitors, printers, VCRs, DVD players, dehumidifiers, ACs, tires, microwaves, and large kitchen and laundry appliances.
Regarding Christmas tree disposal –if you put your Christmas tree at the curb by Thursday, January 16, Newburyport will save considerably on the cost of disposal, and the Newbury Volunteer Fire Department will benefit. G. Mello, the City’s trash and recycling haulers, will take the trees to the Tendercrop growing fields to be used in the Old Newbury Fire Department’s annual fundraiser Bonfire https://www.facebook.com/events/481670362451590/. This is a win-win situation in that the City won’t have to pay for the trees to be hauled to the incinerator in North Andover.
Please do not bag the trees and remove bases, tinsel and lights.
After January 19, G. Mello trucks will collect Christmas trees along with the trash. They will continue that service through the month of January.
If you need any additional information please see the Recycling and Energy page on the City of Newburyport website, or call the Health Department at 978-465-4410 or Mello Disposal at 978-352-8581. For questions: [email protected] , or call 978-465-4410