Please note that shredded paper should go in the trash (bagged), not in your recycling bin.
Trash and Recycling Policy
One 35-gallon bag or barrel (50-pound limit) is allowed per residence.
Please make sure trash is not loose in the barrel.
Recycling is mandatory.
Trash will not be collected if recyclables are not at the curb. All recyclables should be placed in a collection bin (NO plastic bags). There is no limit for recycling, but containers cannot be larger than 45 gallons.
JRM strictly enforces the town’s disposal limit of one barrel or bag and places stickers on any trash or recycling not in compliance with town policy.
Additional trash must be placed in an overthrow bag, available for $2 (in packs of 5 for $10) at Aubuchon Hardware, Conley's Drug, Cumberland Farms, DJ's Variety, Richdale, Shaw's and Tedford's Hardware.
Toss all of your food scraps, houseplants, pizza box inserts and much more in a cart for curbside pickup! Ipswich has a curbside compost collection program that costs less per week than one overthrow bag.
Email us at IpswichComposts@gmail.com or call (978-356-6612), visit the Department of Public Works office at Town Hall for more information or sign up online at Black Earth Compost.