2017 Household Hazardous Waste Day


2017 Household Hazardous Waste Day

No Drop-off at Crow Lane Recycle Center on September 2

Labor Day week Pick-up Delay


Newburyport – The Labor Day holiday affects trash and recycling collection and the monthly recycling drop-off day, but not the schedule of the Yard Waste Facility.

The September drop-off day for recyclables is not on the first Saturday of the month, and is not at the Crow Lane Recycle Center. Instead, residents may bring any of those recyclable materials to the Household Hazardous Waste Day, at 16a Perry Way, off Low Street, at the Department of Public Services (DPS), on Saturday, September 23, between 8 a.m. and 12 p.m.

The Yard Waste Facility is not affected by the Labor Day holiday, and will open, as usual, at 7:30 a.m., on Tuesday, September 5.

During the upcoming week of September 4, trash and recycling pick-up will be delayed by one day, all week. Residents with Monday pick-up will have pick-up on Tuesday; residents who typically have Tuesday pick-up will have pick-up on Wednesday, and so on. Friday residents outside of the downtown area will have pick-up on Saturday. The downtown district will remain on Friday.

The Household Hazardous Waste Day on Saturday, September 23 will be open from 8 am to 12 pm. Please note, this event takes place at 16A Perry Way, at the DPS, and will be held rain or shine. This drop-off event provides residents with the opportunity to dispose of hazardous materials in an environmentally responsible manner.  Contractors may not use Household Hazardous Waste Day to dispose of materials. 

Clean Venture of Framingham will be on site September 23 to accept oil-based paints (no latex paint), varnishes, pesticides, pool chemicals, gasoline and other household hazardous chemicals.  Costs are $30 for up to 10 gallons or pounds, and $50. for up to 25 gallons. Cash and checks are accepted.                         

Clean Venture will NOT be accepting commercial/industrial waste, latex paint, ammunition, asbestos, radioactive material, fire extinguishers, or medical or biological wastes. To ensure safety, please adhere to the following handling procedures: leave materials in original labeled containers; tighten caps and lids; place containers in sturdy upright boxes rather than in garbage bags; avoid smoking while handling hazardous materials. Most importantly, do not mix chemicals.

A paper shredding truck will also be on site for document shredding; the first file-size box is free, $5 fee applies for each additional box.

In addition to oil-based paint, chemicals, and shredding, residents may drop off all of the regular materials accepted on the first Saturday of the month, including batteries, thermometers, thermostats, fluorescent lamps, metal items such as lawn mowers and grills, large or small appliances, as well as any sort of electronic item, corded or battery-powered.

Links to a full list of accepted materials, and any applicable fee, may be found on the recycling page of the City of Newburyport website (https://www.cityofnewburyport.com/household-hazardous-waste). For questions: mettenborough@cityofnewburyport.com or 978-499-0413.