What Do I Do With...?

Hard to Dispose of Items and Where to Bring Them

Appliances – Bring to Colby Farm Lane (formerly Crow Lane) Recycling Center (first Saturday of each month from 8 AM - 12 PM) (fees apply) or Nichol’s Scrap Metal, Amesbury at 978-388-9639 (see directions).

Air Conditioners, Refrigerators, De-humidifiers – All contain Freon. For pick-up, please call a refrigeration company for removal like Foucault Appliance at 978-372-6117, or bring to Recycling Center. Fees apply.

Asphalt, Brick, Concrete, Clean Fill – Miles River (978-356-2290).

Books – Donate to Newburyport Public Library for book sales at 978-465-4428 or go to local used book store like Jabberwocky Bookshop in Newburyport.

Cardboard – Large amounts to Recycling Center, flattened and clean or bundle small amount to put out for curbside recycling.

Carpets and rugs – Purchase $5 bulk sticker; good for one room's worth. Your sticker will be mailed to you once purchased in 3-5 days OR you can purchase a bulk sticker in person at Richdale's or Shaw's and Market Basket at the customer service windows. Only one bulk item per week. Roll/fold to 4 feet wide or cut into square sections. Put out on regular trash day with sticker affixed.

Cell Phones and Ink Jet Cartridges – Bring to Recycling Center or Sustainability Office in the lower level of City Hall.

Computers and Laptop – Bring to the Recycling Center.

Confidential Material – Bring to shredding day which takes place on Household Hazardous Waste Day in September at DPS 16A Perry Way.

Construction Material – Not accepted at the curb. Contact Mello Disposal at 978-352-8581.

Fluorescent Light Bulbs – Bring to Recycling Center first Saturday of the month event.

Furniture (non-metal) and Rugs– Purchase $5 bulk sticker; one bulk item per week. Your sticker will  arrive in 3-5 days in the mail. Put out on trash day with sticker affixed.  No large wood objects like picnic tables unless broken down. You can also purchase $5 bulk stickers at Richdale's, Market Basket and Shaw's at the customer service desks.  

Gas Grills – Remove propane tank, briquettes or rocks. Bring to Recycling Center or Nichol’s Scrap Metal in Amesbury (978-388-9638). Inquiries for propane tanks should be directed to Kelly's True Value (978-462-2951) or One Stop (978-255-1107) in Newburyport, or Stop & Shop in Amesbury. 

Gasoline – Bring to Household Hazardous Waste Day in September.

Gutters – Bring aluminum gutters to Recycling Center on first Saturday of the month form 8 AM -12 PM or Nichol’s Scrap Metal at 978-388-9639. Bring wooden gutters to Mello Disposal at 978-352-8581.

Helium Tanks – Bring to Recycling Center first Saturday of the month, fee $3.

Latex Paints – Remove lids, dry out paint, put lidless into trash. Use kitty litter for fast drying.

Lumber – Contact Mello Disposal; 978-352-8581.

Mattress and Box Spring – Call 978-499-0413 for recycled mattress program information or bring to the Recycling Center. $30 per piece.  

Mercury Thermometers – Bring to Recycling Center first Saturday of the month or City Hall Sustainability Office. 

Metal Goods – Appliances, bikes, water heaters, mowers, grills, etc. bring to Recycling Center first Saturday of the month or Nichol’s Scrap Metal at 978-388-9639.

Microwaves – Bring to Recycling Center first Saturday of the month. Fee applies. 

Needles/Sharps – Needles, syringes and lancets may not be thrown in the trash or recycling bins. Must be placed in a rigid, puncture resistant, sealed, leak proof container and brought to the sharps collection kiosk at City Hall in the Health Department.  

Oil Paint – Bring to Household Hazardous Waste Day. Fees apply. 

Plastic Bags - Bring to grocery store containers in front of store. Do not put in curbside recycling cart.

Prescription Drugs and Medication – Bring any unused or old prescription medications to CVS on Pond Street whenever CVS is open. The container is in the back of the store. For more information, please see Prescription Drug and Medication Drop Off.

Propane Tanks –  Bring to Kelly's Ace Hardware and One Stop in Newburyport or Stop & Shop in Amesbury (fees apply).

Recyclables – Large quantities of recyclable containers and newspapers may be brought to Mello Disposal; 978-352-8581.

Solvents, Chemicals, Pesticides, etc – Bring to Household Hazardous Waste Day.

Styrofoam peanuts – Bring clean and bagged to Pak Mail, 25 Storey Avenue, Newburyport.

Textiles – Leave clothing, shoes, blankets, stuffed animals, etc. in white recycling bins at Nock Middle School on Low Street, Bresnanhan School on N. Atkinson or at Compost Facility off Colby Farm Lane (formerly Crow Lane).

Tires – Bring to Recycling Center. Fee is $3.

TV's and Screens- Bring to Colby Farm Lane (formerly Crow Lane) Recycling Center (first Saturday of each month from 8 AM -12 PM). Fees apply.

Used Motor Oil – Bring to Recycling Center. No Fee.

Windows – Mello Disposal; 978-352-8581.

Wooden Items – Bring to Mello Transfer Station. Large furniture items not accepted at the curb unless broken down.