Fall Recycling News

Expanded Sunday Hours at the Yard Waste Facility:    Beginning October 17- the Colby Farm Lane yard waste facility will begin Sunday hours  and will continue through the last day of operation on December 12. Hours on Sundays will be 10am-2 pm. Regular Tuesday through Saturday hours remain from 7.30-2.30 pm.

Curbside Organics and Composting Pumpkins composting food waste and pumpkins versus the trash benefits the city and the environment. You may place them in your leaf bags or curbside or backyard compost.  

Or drop them off at:

Yard Waste Facility (no sticker needed)

Food waste barrels (Locations are the parking lot at Cushing Park [corner of Kent and Washington Streets], the Wastewater Treatment Facility [115 Water Street], and by the gate of the Yard Waste Facility.

If you’re a subscriber to a compost pickup service, include it all in your green curbside bucket.

We are also still offering free starter kis to curbside composting if you have not yet signed up signed up, contact  blackearthcompost or http://monaenvironmental. 

Bagged Leaf Collections will take place on the following Saturdays:

November 6, November 20 and December 4

Please have leaves out by 6 am the day of pick up.

Place leaves only in brown leaf bags or loose in a marked barrel.  Please fold over bags at the top. 

No wood, brush, rocks, or plastic bags.  

Pumpkins can also be put out with leaves or brought to the Yard Waste Facility.  

Recycling Books?  The book bin at Cushing Park has been moved to the Bresnahan School at the North Atkinson entrance. Books other than encyclopedias can be dropped there.

Cub Scout Electronic Recycling Fundraiser ---Pack 21 and Troop 251 will be holding an electronics fundraiser on October 30 from 9-11.30 am at the Nock Molin School at 70 Low Street. Fees apply. 

E-mail portcubs@gmail.com for additional info.

Note That Veteran’s Day is a holiday that does not affect the trash or recycling collection schedules.  

If You Haven’t Done So Already, consider signing up for announcements or urgent alerts from any or all City departments. On the City of Newburyport’s website homepage, click on the round gray button labeled “E-Alerts ,” and/or the “Code Red” near the bottom of the page.

For additional information please see the City of Newburyport website, or call 978-465-4410, ext. 1, or e-mail us at Lhanke@cityofnewburyport.com.