Trash & Recycling
5.17.22 YARD WASTE COLLECTION UPDATE
Our hauler reported today that: "Per the supervisor, we are very shorthanded right now and currently running behind on yard waste collection in the city of Beverly. Our drivers and laborers are working diligently to catch up as soon as possible, so please advise residents to continue to leave their yard waste out curbside."
As a Green Community, the City of Beverly is committed to sustainability. Please explore this section for specific information about the number of options we offer to help you dispose of your waste efficiently and effectively.
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. Learn more on our Recycling Bins and Overflow Bags page.
Missed Trash / Recycling Pickup
For missed trash or recycle pickup please call JRM at 800-323-4285.
Citywide Curbside Food Compost Enrollment is now open. Learn more on our Composting page.
Household Hazardous Waste
HHW curbside guidelines: Unacceptable curbside items: construction waste or demolition debris, tires, fluorescent bulbs, tv's, computers, propane tanks, oil paints, stains, button, lithium-ion, nickel cadmium and rechargeable batteries, used motor oil, chemicals or oils. Beverly is a participant of a reciprocal Household Hazardous Waste Collection program. For the schedule and more information, Click Here. For all Hazardous Waste related questions, visit the Health Department webpage or call 978-921-8591
The Beverly Waste Reduction Committee's Electronics Collection is currently on hold due to the pandemic. Please check back for updates. See option: Beverly Middle School 8th grade E-Waste collection and fundraiser. Saturday, May 7, 2022 9am-1pm. Click here for flyer
Important Trash Information
Trash is required to be stored in watertight, rodent-proof barrels with tight fitting covers per City Ordinance Section 14.03.
- Comprehensive Trash Disposal Guidelines (PDF)
- Curbside Food Compost Program
- Large Appliance / TV Scheduled Pickup
- Recycling and Waste FAQs
- What Can Be Recycled
Barrels & Bins
The City does not provide trash barrels or recycling bins. They may be purchased at many retailers and hardware stores. It is unacceptable to use the (or any) 64 gallon green wheeled totes that were sold for Paper Recycling for trash disposal. The MAXIMUM size of each barrel is 32 gallons and may not weigh more than 40 pounds when full. This rule is rigorously enforced for safety and health reasons.
There is a 2-barrel (32 gallons each 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. Overflow Bag Retailers (PDF)
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.
Trash and recycling must be out by 7 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.
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 properly each week! Not sure if your item is recyclable or what to do with it? Click the link to find out! https://recyclesearch.com/profile/ma
We DO NOT pick up clean outs. If you move or clean out the house, it is your responsibility to dispose of large amounts of debris. There are many options available. Please search for "Trash Removal" on the web or check the local yellow pages.
Reporting Trash / Illegal Dumping & Hazardous Waste Disposal
Call the Health Department at 978-921-8591, to:
- Inquire about Hazardous Waste Disposal
- Report a Rodent issue
- Report if Trash is not properly stored
- Report Illegal Dumping and Littering
Contact for Questions
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.