My trash was not picked up. What should I do?

Recycling is mandatory for trash pickup, so both must be at the curb by 6 AM. Also, make sure your trash is bagged and/or you haven't exceeded the one-barrel limit. 

If it's your usual trash day (and not a holiday), call the DPW at 978-356-6612. If it's a holiday week, your trash and recycling must be at the curb the following day by 6 AM.   

If you exceeded the one-barrel limit and did not put your extra trash in an official overthrow bag, you can purchase overthrow bags at the following stores in Ipswich: Aubuchon, Conley's Drug, Cumberland Farms, DJ's Variety, Richdale, Shaw's and Tedford's. Please remember that trash bags cannot weigh more than 50 pounds each.

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1. Why is trash limited to one barrel in Ipswich?
2. My trash was not picked up. What should I do?
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?