Recycling & Trash
As of November 1st, mattresses and box springs are banned from the trash and must be recycled or donated. Read on...
As of November 1, 2022, textiles (clothing, bedding, towels, etc.) are banned from the trash and need to be recycled. This is a statewide ban affecting all 351 Massachusetts cities and towns. Read on...
All containers must be at the curb by 6 AM on your pickup day.
Trash and Recycling Policy
One 35-gallon bag or barrel (50-pound limit) is allowed per residence.
All trash must be bagged. Please make sure trash is not loose in the barrel.
Extra trash must be in Overthrow Bags (additional details below).
Recycling is mandatory. What can I put in the curbside bin?
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Trash will not be collected if recyclables are not at the curb. All recyclables should be placed in a collection bin (NO plastic bags). There is no limit for recycling, but containers cannot be larger than 45 gallons.
Public Works provides ONE recycling bin to residents. Additional bins are $10 each and Ipswich Recycles stickers are free for residents (both at DPW office at town hall).
JRM strictly enforces the inspection of recycling contamination. The crew must leave behind contaminated recycling along with a sticker explaining the reason for the bin’s rejection.
Need help deciding what can go in the bin? Watch this short and clever video about recycling. (But please keep in mind that our recycling company cannot accept cartons.)
Much more can be recycled than just what goes in the curbside bin.
Got Food Scraps? Join the curbside composting program.
The curbside compost collection program costs less per week than one overthrow bag.
Questions? Call 978-356-6612 or email IpswichComposts@gmail.com.