Holiday Trash Pick-up, Bagged LEAF COLLECTION

Colby Farm Lane Yard WASTE Facility Hours

Due to the Thanksgiving holiday, trash and recycling that is normally picked up on Thursdays will be picked up on Friday this week, and the Friday route will be picked up on Saturday. The only exception is the Downtown Business District collection, which will take place Friday, as usual.

The Newburyport Yard Waste Facility will be closed on Thanksgiving Day, but open for regular hours all other days this week (Wednesday, Friday and Saturday from 7:30a.m. to 2:30 p.m. and Sunday from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.)

The last day of the season for the Yard Waste Facility is Sunday, December 12, weather permitting. Regular hours of Tuesdays through Saturdays from 7:30 AM to 2:30 PM will remain in effect, plus Sundays from 10 am to 2 pm.

The final Curbside bagged leaf collection takes place on Saturday, December 4. Residents must place leaves in brown paper leaf bags.  Please fold over the tops of the bags to minimize the amount of leaves spilling out.  Bags must be curbside by 6:00 AM and contain only leaves or pumpkins.  Note: bags containing branches, plants, dirt, rocks or trash will be left behind.

Composting pumpkins rather than putting them in the trash benefits the city and the environment. You may place them in your leaf bag or backyard compost, drop them off at the Yard Waste Facility (no sticker needed), or, if you’re a subscriber to Black Earth Composter, in your green curbside bucket.

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 mail 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 contact the recycling and energy office, at 978-499-0413 or via e-mail at

Thank you and have a nice holiday.