Trash & Recycling Information


As a Green Community, The City of Beverly is committed to sustainability. Please read below for specific information about the number of options we offer to help you dispose of your waste efficiently and effectively.

For Missed Trash or Recycle pickup Please Call  

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Important Recycling Reminder

Beverly is a DUAL Stream Recycling Community.

Glass, Plastic and Metal can be mixed together, but Paper and Cardboard must be separate from them.

 Plastic bags can not be included with recyclables

Click Here for the Beyond the Bin Recycling Directory from MassDEP

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Call The Health Department to:


-Report if Trash is not properly stored

-Inquire about Hazardous Waste Disposal

-Report a Rodent issue 

-Report Illegal Dumping and Littering


Standley Street Yard Waste Compost Site 

managed by:JRM logo800.323.4285

Winter Hours: January 2- February 27

Thursdays ONLY  9am-1pm

Regular Season: March 2- December 23

Monday, Thursday, Saturday 8am-3:30pm


Click Here for the 2020 Holiday/ Leaf Calendar


Click Here for Food Waste Compost Program Option

Citywide Curbside Food Compost Enrollment is now open. Click here to enroll. 

This program is managed by 

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and the

Beverly Waste Reduction Committee 

Click here for FAQ’S

See basic guidelines here

Did Black Earth Miss your Curbside Food Compost pickup?

   contact Conor Miller: 978-290-4610 or email

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Trash is required to be stored in  watertight, rodent-proof barrels with tight fitting covers per City Ordinance Section 14.03.

The City does not provide trash barrels. They may be purchased at many retailers/ hardware stores. The maximum size of each barrel is 32 gallons and may not weigh more than 40 pounds. This rule is rigorously enforced for safety and health reasons.

Effective May 14, 2018, there is a 2 Barrel Limit for Trash. OVERFLOW TRASH BAGS are an option in the event you exceed the two barrel limit. One Official Beverly Overflow Bag may be placed with your two barrels per week. They are available to purchase for $10 per roll of 5 at several local retailers and the Engineering Department at City  Hall.

You may also put out ONE Bulk Item per week. A “Bulk Item” is an ITEM, NOT Trash, Construction Debris, Hazardous Waste, etc. It is an ITEM that will not fit in your 32 gallon trash barrel. Example: One mattress, or One table, or One couch, or One box spring, or One chair, or One microwave etc…

Click here for What can be Recycled.

Click here for the Curbside Food Compost Program.

Click here for Large Appliance/ TV scheduled pickup.

Click here for our Comprehensive Trash Disposal Guidelines.

Trash and Recycling must be out by 7:00 am on your trash day regardless of when the trucks “usually” come This includes yard waste on weeks where there is leaf collection. Please note that Trash, Recycle and Yard Waste may not be put Curbside earlier than 18 hours before your trash day per City Ordinance Section 14.03.

Please be mindful of the weather conditions and help prevent windblown litter by properly securing your trash and recycling Click here for the Holiday and Leaf Calendar.

Please encourage your friends and neighbors to recycle, thus diverting trash from landfills to other uses, saving money and helping preserve the environment by reducing pollution and saving energy. There is NO LIMIT to the amount of RECYCLING you may put out each week! Click here for Bin availability and pricing information.

Residents with trash and recycling questions that are not answered on the City’s website can call 978-605-2355 during City Hall business hours.