December & January Recycling Drop-off and Christmas Tree Disposal.December 21, 2018
December 21, 2018
Contact: Molly Ettenborough
Newburyport – Holiday trash collection, December and January recycling drop-off and disposal of Christmas Trees
Trash and recycling collection routes for Tuesdays through Fridays will be delayed by one day during the weeks of December 24 and December 31. For those whose usual day for trash and/or recycling is Tuesday, collection will be Wednesday, December 26 and Wednesday, January 2; routes normally done on Wednesdays will be pushed to Thursday, and so forth. Friday routes will be picked up on Saturday, except for the downtown district, which will have their usual pick-up early Friday morning.
Please be advised that the Recycling Center will not be open Monday, December 24 or Monday, December 31, due to the holidays.
The Recycling Center will be open on Saturday, January 5, 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. In the winter, call the Health Department at 978-465-4410 to confirm that someone will be there.
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 10, 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 Newbury Fire Department’s annual fundraiser Bonfire. This is a win-win situation in that the trees will not have to be hauled to North Andover.
Please do not bag the trees, but do remove tinsel and lights.
After January 12, 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.