Trash & Recycling
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.
Citywide Curbside Food Compost Enrollment is now open. Learn more on our Composting page.
Household Hazardous Waste
Beverly's Household Hazardous Waste Collection and the Electronics Collection are on hold due to the pandemic. Please check back for updates.
Please view the community collection schedule (PDF). These communities will allow Beverly residents to participate in their household hazardous waste events.
Please confirm with them prior to arrival as last minute cancellations could occur due to the pandemic.
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. 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.
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. View the Holiday and Leaf Calendar (PDF).
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!
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.
Missed Trash / Recycling Pickup
For missed trash or recycle pickup please call JRM at 800-323-4285. Please remember that it is unacceptable to place recyclables in plastic bags.
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