The DPW has recently contracted with CDM Smith to conduct an analysis of the flood impacts to Jeffrey's Neck Road and provide some alternatives analysis for improving the flooding problem on Jeffrey's Neck Road. To view the complete report please click the following link: Jeffreys Neck Road Flood Assessment
SPECIAL TRASH AND RECYCLING COLLECTIONS ON SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 20!
HOUSEHOLD HAZARDOUS WASTE COLLECTION is Saturday, September 20, 2014, at the Transfer Station from 9 AM to noon
See below for a list of acceptable and unacceptable items.
STYROFOAM AND ELECTRONICS COLLECTION is Saturday, September 20, 2014, at Ipswich Middle School from 9 AM to noon
ACCEPTABLE HOUSEHOLD HAZARDOUS WASTE MATERIALS
The following is a representative list of the types of materials that will be accepted at each collection.
oil-based paint, varnish, stain, shellac, paint strippers toilet cleaners
turpentine, paint thinners medicine
wood preservatives cosmetics
dry-cell batteries nail polish remover
metal cleaners, ammonia cleaners hair color
furniture, floor, and metal polishes aerosol deodorant
floor care products/wax stripper
rug & upholstery cleaners Kitchen/Laundry
aerosol cans lighter fluid
solvent adhesives oven cleaners
acids moth balls/crystal
hobby supplies (rubber cement, airplane glue, etc.) drain cleaners
photography chemicals chlorine bleach
chemistry set chemicals brighteners
flammable liquids, fire starters spray starch
artist supplies spot removers
fiberglass resins detergents
2,4,5 trichlorophenoxyacetic softeners
mercury bearing waste whiteners
(such as elemental mercury, thermostats, thermometers,
fluorescent lamps, and mercury switches)
insecticides car batteries
pesticides oil filters
poisons tire cleaners
herbicides radiator flush
weed killers transmission fluid
fertilizers carburetor cleaner
flea/tick powder engine solvents
no-pest strips antifreeze
cesspool cleaners brake fluid
flammable liquids waste fuels (gasoline, oil, kerosene)
UNACCEPTABLE HOUSEHOLD HAZARDOUS WASTE
The following is a list of materials which will not be accepted as hazardous waste at each collection. Some, however, may be collected as single stream materials or included as part of per car cost.
explosives or any ordnance
medical waste (biomedical and pharmaceutical)
radioactive material (including smoke detectors)
materials with no hazardous constituents
empty or partially empty propane tanks*
cathode ray tubes, electronics*
* may be collected as single stream materials
RECYCLE TEXTILES AND BOOKS AT THE TRANSFER STATION
AMERICAN RED CROSS TEXTILES DONATION BOX
MORE THAN WORDS BOOKS DONATION BOX
The American Red Cross of Eastern Massachusetts appreciates the public’s donations of used clothing, shoes, and household linens as a way of generating funds. Donate your CLEAN AND DRY items at the Red Cross bin located at the Ipswich Transfer Station. These items are then sold through a vendor and a portion of the proceeds benefits the American Red Cross Disaster Relief Fund.
Ripped or stained clothing and linens are accepted as long as they are CLEAN AND DRY.
Need to recycle books? Take your newer books to the Ipswich Library to donate to their used book sales. You can also donate books (CLEAN AND DRY) in the More Than Words collection box at the Transfer Station on Wednesdays or Saturdays. More Than Words is a nonprofit social enterprise that empowers youth who are in the foster care system, court involved, homeless, or out of school to take charge of their lives by taking charge of a business.
Click the link above to access the 2014/2015 Trash and Recycling Calendar, which includes dates of delayed trash pickup due to holidays and types of items that can be recycled. Recycling saves the Town of Ipswich and YOU money!
WHAT CAN BE RECYCLED AT THE TRANSFER STATION?
Scrap Metal, Rigid Plastics, Fluorescent Bulbs, Waste Cooking Oil,
Books, Cardboard, Yard Waste, Textiles, Shrink Wrap
180 Town Farm Road, Wednesdays and Saturdays from 8 AM to 3:30 PM
Open to residents with beach sticker or transfer station permit (free to residents)
NoTVs, monitors, or hazardous material will be accepted.
Nomotor oil containers, spray paint, or oil-based paint
The Scrap Metal Dumpster is for items that are more than 60% metal.
Household items include toasters, water heaters, refrigerators, washers, dryers, trash compactors, stoves, space heaters, humidifiers, vacuum cleaners, coffee makers, metal and cast iron sinks, AC units, boilers, metal bed frames, lamps, silverware, pots, pans, and exercise equipment – anything that is more than 60% metal.
Outside items include lawn mowers, tools, grills, bikes, metal swing sets, chain link fence, propane tanks with tops off only, metal window frames, and siding.
Automotive items include car batteries, tires with rims only, metal auto parts
Large items include cars or construction equipment, which can be removed by special arrangement with the DPW.
The Rigid Plastics Dumpster is for household items such as buckets, laundry baskets, plastic toys and playhouses, coolers, dish strainers, milk crates, plastic shelving units, flower pots, totes, and coat hangers. This type of plastic is not recyclable curbside and does not have the recycling symbol and number on it.
FLUORESCENT tubes and CFL bulbs (unbroken) are now collected during regular Transfer Station hours. The mercury found in these lamps is reclaimed and reused.
WASTE COOKING OIL
Waste Cooking Oil is a collection of all animal and vegetable oils. Place your sealed container (such as a mayonnaise or spaghetti sauce jar) in the 55-gallon drum. No pouring off, please! Oils will be made into biodiesel fuel. No motor oil!
Cardboard and paper (including large cardboard items) can be dropped off in the cardboard dumpster. The dumpster is available for all residents, including those residents who do not have curbside pickup.
Need to recycle books? Take your newer books to the Ipswich Library to donate to their used book sales. You can also donate books (CLEAN AND DRY) in the More Than Words collection box at the Transfer Station on Wednesdays or Saturdays.
Yard waste can be brought to the Transfer Station for composting. No rocks, logs or stumps, please!
TEXTILES IN THE AMERICAN RED CROSS COLLECTION BOX
The American Red Cross of Eastern Massachusetts appreciates the public’s donations of used clothing, shoes, and household linens as a way of generating funds. Donate your items at the American Red Cross collection box at the Ipswich Transfer Station. These items will then be sold through a vendor and a portion of the proceeds will benefit the American Red Cross Disaster Relief Fund.
Ripped or stained clothing and linens ARE accepted as long as they are CLEAN AND DRY.
Seasonal collection is from April 1 through June 30 for clean, rolled up shrink wrap.
Special collections happen twice per year on Saturdays in May and September. Check the DPW website for dates. Call the DPW to make an appointment to drop off your oil-based paints, tires and related items. The Household Hazardous Waste collection is in September.
WATCH FOR THESE ANNUAL EVENTS IN IPSWICH
September 20, 2014 DPW Special Collection (tires, oil-based paints and thinners) and
Household Hazardous Waste Collection at the Transfer Station 9 AM to noon
February 7, 2015 Styrofoam and Electronics at Ipswich Middle School 9 AM to noon
May 16, 2015 DPW Special Collection (tires, oil-based paints and thinners) at the Transfer Station 9 AM to noon
at the TRANSat Styrofoam and Electronics at Ipswich Middle School 9 AM to noon
September 19, 2015 DPW Special Collection (tires, oil-based paints and thinners) and
Household Hazardous Waste Collection at the Transfer Station 9 AM to noon
The Town of Ipswich and the Recycling Advisory Committee offer weekly curbside collection of food waste (kitchen scraps, including dairy, meat and bones), grass clippings, kitty litter (natural only), soiled paper (tissues, paper towels, pizza box inserts) and other organic materials.
The DPW office is located at Town Hall and is open Mondays 8 AM to 7 PM, Tuesdays – Thursdays 8 AM to 4 PM, and Fridays from 8 AM to noon. Town Hall offices are closed on weekends and holidays.