The Packet Post Newburyport Trash and Recycling News Effective Immediately March 23, 2020

Newburyport Trash and Recycling News Effective Immediately March 23, 2020

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Effective immediately, all trash and recycling must be in barrels for curbside pick-up.

Any trash left on the curb for city collection must be in bags and within a barrel. Trash is collected manually. Therefore for the safety of the workers, barrels must be used for trash collection. Any trash left on the curb that is not in a barrel will not be picked up. There will also be no large item/ bulk trash pick-up at this time.

Recycling collection is semi-automated so recycling can be loose in the barrel but again no loose material outside the barrel.

If you have large pieces of cardboard or don’t have a barrel for trash there are options.

Tomorrow Mello will place two dumpsters, one for trash and one for recycling, at 59 Low Street, for residents only. This is the site of Emergency Operations Center not the National Guard building and is across the street from the Nock Molin School. The site will be monitored.

Additionally, the Mello Transfer Station in Georgetown is open for drop off of trash and recycling, 7 days a week.

Be well and thank you for your help and understanding. For additional information please see the City’s web site at

Molly M. Ettenborough

Recycling and Energy Manager

Sustainability Office

Health Department

City of Newburyport

60 Pleasant Street

Newburyport, MA 01950

Tel. 978-499-0413

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