Recycling News & Events

Shred Day Event

Free Shred Event! Bring your bag or boxed materials for a quick and efficient dropoff at Town Hall on Wednesday, October 14, from 10 AM to 2 PM. Check out Frequently Asked Questions. Please note that Town Hall will be closed during these hours.

Household Hazardous Waste Collection

The Household Hazardous Waste collection is held each September at the Transfer Station. The 2021 collection will be Saturday, September 18. Ipswich residents may bring their accepted items that day from 9 a.m. to noon free of charge.

Residents who cannot participate in this collection can check for open events in the surrounding area, which are held (and posted) every spring and fall. Please note that other towns will charge a fee for the dropoff, so review the list carefully for specifics.

For dates other than those listed, contact New England Disposal Technologies for their dropoff and pickup programs. 

Remember -- latex paint is NOT hazardous waste. Remove the lid from your paint can, let it dry out, and place the can and lid (separately) in with your trash.

Please note items on the list that are NOT accepted as hazardous waste.

Electronics Special Collections

Special collections are held on a Saturday each May and September at the Winthrop School from 9 a.m. to noon.

2020 Special Collection Dates
Saturday, September 19th -- Electronics

Electronics can be dropped off for a fee, and proceeds go to Ipswich nonprofit organizations.