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2014 Trash And Recycling Calendar

 

DPW DIRECTOR
Rick Clarke
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OPERATIONS MANAGER
Frank Ventimiglia
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DPW CLERK
Michele Young
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RECYCLING COORDINATOR

Marlene Faria Connelly

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or JRM Customer Service for Trash and Recycling questions: 978 536 2500.

25 Green Street
Ipswich, MA 01938
Phone: (978) 356-6612 | Fax: (978) 356-6616

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


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The Public Works department is currently in the process of performing pothole repairs throughout Town. We will be focusing our efforts on the main roads and working our way back to local roads. If you would like to report a pothole please This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it .

 

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.

 

Household                                                                                      Bathroom

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)

                                                                                                       

                                           

Lawn/Garden                                                                                     Automotive

insecticides                                                                                             car batteries

pesticides                                                                                                oil filters       

poisons                                                                                                   tire cleaners

herbicides                                                                                                radiator flush

weed killers                                                                                             transmission fluid

fungicides                                                                                                degreasers

fertilizers                                                                                                 carburetor cleaner

flea/tick powder                                                                                       engine solvents

no-pest strips                                                                                           antifreeze

cesspool cleaners                                                                                     brake fluid

flammable liquids                                                                                     waste fuels (gasoline, oil, kerosene) 

fire starters                                                                                                                                                                                                       

                                                                              

 

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)

PCBs

radioactive material (including smoke detectors)

materials with no hazardous constituents

tires

empty or partially empty propane tanks*

cathode ray tubes, electronics*

latex paint**

 

*      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.

 

 

2014/2015 Trash and Recycling Calendar

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

 

SCRAP METAL

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.

 

RIGID PLASTICS

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

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.

 

BOOKS

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

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.

 

SHRINK WRAP

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

 

 

 

 

CURBSIDE COMPOSTING!

 

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.

 

This service is available to residents for a fee. Weekly pickup is on Wednesday morning. Participants also receive 50 gallons of free compost from Brick Ends Farm. Interested? Questions? E-mail This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it .

 

DPW Office:

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.

 

 

 

 

 

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