How does the Waste Reduction Program work?

The Waste Reduction Program, in effect since July 1, 2010, limits trash to 35 gallons per week per household and is collected at no charge (maximum volume of 35 gallons and maximum weight of 50 pounds). Excess trash must be disposed of in overthrow bags, Ipswich’s official trash bags.

Overthrow bags should be placed on top of or next to the first free bag/barrel. Overthrow bags can be purchased at Aubuchon, Conley’s Drug, Cumberland Farms, DJ's Variety, Richdale, Shaw’s and Tedford’s.

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1. My trash was not picked up. What should I do?
2. Why is trash limited to one barrel in Ipswich?
3. How does the Waste Reduction Program work?
4. How much do the Ipswich Overthrow Bags cost?
5. Where can I purchase these special Overthrow Bags?
6. Why do I need to pay so much for these special bags? A regular bag costs less money.
7. What if I live in a multifamily home?
8. Is there a weekly recycling limit?
9. How will I dispose of sofas, mattresses or other large items that won’t fit into a bag?
10. Does this program cost me more money?
11. Do other cities and towns have Waste Reduction Programs (WRP)?
12. Do residents in other municipalities like WRP?
13. What can residents do to make this program work?
14. Whom can I contact if I have any questions?