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MUNICIPAL RECYCLING SERVICES FOR IPSWICH RESIDENTS


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NEW TRASH POLICY BEGINS JANUARY 1ST 2010: 2 BAG/BARREL TRASH LIMIT.
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We have come a LONG way adn now recycle more than ever with our 1 barrel limit! Congratulation Ipswich! Last year we got a check for over $18,000 for the recycling that you put curbside! Let's do even better this year. Call 978 356 6613 if you need more recycling info or e-mail This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it

 

 

Recycling is mandatory for municipal curbside trash pickup customers in Ipswich. Recycling services cost the town a flat fee for service regardless of volume whereas trash disposal services include tipping fees assessed by weight. There are many options for recycling beyond the municipal program so, before you throw that piece of “trash” into the garbage can, think about how it might be reused or recycled instead. Turn trash to cash…

Curbside Recycling
Many common, household materials can be recycled curbside, including:

Paper Newspapers and inserts
Magazines, catalogues, and phone books
Junk mail, including window envelopes (you do not need to remove the window)
Office paper
Wrapping paper
Paperback & hardcover books (remove hard covers first)
Paperboard (e.g., “cereal box” or “gray” cardboard that has not been in contact with food)
Paper bags
Shiny paper
Cardboard Corrugated cardboard does not need to be flattened, cut or folded.
Glass Glass, bottles, and jars (neck rings and caps are okay, corks, and Styrofoam labels removed)
Metal Metal food cans (deposit and non-deposit)
Plastic Plastic containers labeled #1 - #7 (with lids and spouts removed)
“White Goods” Air conditioners, freezers, dehumidifiers, refrigerators, stoves, ovens, ranges, dishwashers, clothes washers and dryers, water heaters can be taken to the Transfer Station during regular operating hours. Televisions and computer monitors are NOT accepted. Curbside pick up is also available for $25 for each item (TV's and MOnitors accepted). Purchase stickers by calling JRM at 978 536- 2500 with Credit card handy.
Leaves Picked up curbside with regular trash one week per year; must be contained in biodegradable paper leaf bags (no plastic).

How To Prepare Recyclables for Curbside Pickup
Ipswich curbside recycling is now single stream (fully commingled) which means that all recycling can now be placed in the same container!
Cardboard boxes do not need to be broken down.

Recycling Bins
The Public Works department will provide one (1) recycling container per residential dwelling that receives municipal solid waste pick up. Additional bins are available at the DPW office for $10 each. Any other container of similar size and weight can be used for recyclables as well (e.g., plastic utility tub, heavy cardboard box). You can also identify your non-traditional recycling bin with a unique “Ipswich Recycles” logo sticker! Stickers are available at the DPW and at Ipswich Natural Foods on Short Street; or contact the recycling committee to get a sticker.

Remember, the town pays a flat fee for collecting recyclables, so recycling MORE than a standard bin’s worth saves the town in garbage fees and reduces landfill wastes!

Curbside Pick-Up Schedule
Recycling bins, paper and corrugated cardboard are collected every week on your regular trash collection day. Whenever a scheduled collection day falls on a holiday, that day’s collection and all remaining collections for the week will be delayed one day. Friday’s collection will be on Saturday. White goods can be dropped off at the TRansfer Station for FREE. If you need curbside pick up call JRM at 978 536 2500 to pay and schedule. They are collected once a month, usually during the third week of the month.

Transfer Station
The Ipswich Transfer Station is a drop-off facility open to all Ipswich residents. The Transfer Station is located on Town Farm Road, and is open on Wednesdays and Saturdays from 8:00 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. A resident sticker is required for use (Crane Beach or Transfer Station sticker). Businesses require a Transfer Station Disposal Permit, available at Public Works.
You may recycle the following materials at the Transfer Station:

  • Metals!! Anything that is at least 60% metal can be dropped off for free. This includes appliances, excercise equipment, bikes etc. Car batteries can also be dropped off at any time
  • Yard waste including leaves, twigs, branches, and small shrubs (no logs or stumps). Branches must be no longer than 4 feet and no thicker than 4” in diameter.
  • Cardboard
  • Fluorescent bulbs, including CFLs

SPECIAL COLLECTIONS: (MAY AND SEPTEMBER)

  • Special collections twice a year for Oil based paint and epoxy paint,
  • Polyurethane, stains and varnishes, Paint thinners
  • Tires without rims

Special collection days are held at the Transfer Station.

Household Hazardous Waste Collection
There is one hazardous waste collection per year at the Transfer Station. You must display proof of residency to participate. An assortment of items may be dropped off, including:

  • Garage wastes (fuels, oils, waxes, etc.)
  • Household chemicals (polishes, glues, cleaners and more)
  • Yard poisons (weed killers, fertilizers, etc.)
  • Workbench solvents (preservatives, adhesives and others)