Why is trash limited to one barrel in Ipswich?

Using overthrow bags for more than one barrel of trash benefits those who throw away only a little while offering a way for those who throw away more to pay their fair share.

The cost of disposing of our trash in 2009 was $97 per ton for the nearly 4,000 tons of trash Ipswich generated annually. The first year of the one-barrel limit reduced trash by 161 tons and by 2018 Ipswich reduced trash to 2,847 tons!


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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?