Labor Day Trash and Recycling and Beyond Information

During the week of September 6, there will be ONE- DAY-DELAY, all week for recycling and trash pick-up due to the Labor Day holiday. Residents with Monday pick-up will have pick-up on Tuesday, September 7, residents who typically have Tuesday pick-up will have pick-up on Wednesday, the 8th, and so on. Friday residents will have pick-up on Saturday, September 11. The Downtown District, however, will have Friday pick-up, as usual.


The monthly drop-off at the Colby Farm Lane Recycling Center will NOT be held this Saturday, September 4, rather, on Saturday, September 11, from 8 am to 12 pm for the monthly recycling of motor oil, tires, electronics, appliances (large and small), fluorescent and LED bulbs, bicycles, white non-food Styrofoam, anti-freeze, cardboard, tires, and rechargeable batteries. As always, please do not drop off any material at the recycling center when it is closed.


The Municipal Yard Waste Facility on Colby Farm Lane will be OPEN on Saturday, September 4, with normal business hours of 7:30am -2:30 pm. If you need to buy a sticker, you may order it by clicking on this link OR start at the home page of under Online Services. The stickers will be mailed to residents and until then one can show the purchase to attendants with the email confirmation.


Our annual household hazardous waste day will take place on Saturday, October 2 for disposal of oil-based paint, household chemicals, mercury items, and rechargeable batteries. We will also be offering paper shredding for $5 per file size box. This will be located at the Department of Public Services at 16A Perry Way, from 8 a.m. to 12 p.m.  No pre-registration is needed.  

On Saturday October 9, we are also offering Newburyport residents an opportunity to donate construction materials and hard furniture (nothing upholstered) to Habitat Restore at the Colby Farm Lane Recycling Center from 9 am -12 pm.  For more information see Toward Zero Waste Newburyport .

Lastly, in the coming weeks, bulk trash stickers will be sold at area retailers including Market Basket, Shaw’s, Richdale and 7-Eleven.    

If you need any additional information please call the Health Department at 978-465-4410 or Mello Disposal at 978-352-8581.