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DPW Service Changes due to Coronavirus

You are encouraged to complete transactions online and only enter a Town Building for business that cannot be conducted online. If you must visit a Town building in person, you are required to follow COVID  guidelines posted here.  Please call the DPW Administrative office at 978-777-0001 x3011 with any questions.  DPW office hours are: M-W: 8am-4pm, Th: 8am-7pm and F: 8am-noon.

Please see DPW service changes in the bullet points below.  Full DPW program descriptions can be seen when you click on the link in the program title.

Curbside Trash and Recycling Pickup:

  • No changes.
  • Contaminated Recycling will still be stickered and left curbside.

Curbside Yard Waste Pickup and Drop Off:

  • Curbside Yard Waste Pickup starts the week of April 26 on your regular trash & recycling day.  Due to expected increases in yard waste volume, if your yard waste is not picked up on your scheduled day, please leave it out until the next day.  Please limit calls to Town Hall when possible.
  • Starting Wednesday, May 13, stickers for yard waste drop off at the Danvers Transfer Station can now be purchased online. You may choose to pay for your yard waste sticker (Danvers resident with passenger vehicle – $15/year) online with electronic check, credit or debit card. Your sticker will then be sent to you in the mail. To pay for a Yard Waste Sticker please click HERE and follow the prompts.
    • Yard Waste Stickers are non-refundable. You must be a Danvers resident. The sticker must be put on the vehicle of the Danvers registration provided during purchase.
    • Effective Tuesday, May 26Danvers residents must have a Yard Waste Sticker to dispose of yard waste at the Transfer Station.

Bukly Item Pickup:

  • Starting Tuesday, April 14, stickers for bulky item pickup can now be purchased online.  You may choose to pay for your Bulky Item Sticker online with electronic check, credit or debit card.  Your sticker will then be sent to you in the mail.  Once you have your sticker in hand, call the phone number on the sticker the day before your next trash pickup to schedule.  Place your sticker on your item by 7AM on your trash pickup day.  To pay for a Bukly Item Sticker, please click HERE and follow the prompts.
  • Starting Tuesday, April 14, stickers for bulky item pickup can also be purchased from Danvers Hardware by check only made out to the Town of Danvers.  Stickers can be purchased Monday – Friday from 8AM-5PM.  Residents must follow the established guidelines for Bukly Item pickup in the link above.

Curbside Textile Recycling:

  • Curbside Textile Recycling in pink bags by Simple Recycling will resume on Monday, May 4.

Transfer Station:

  • The Danvers Transfer Station is now open regular operating hours: Monday – Saturday from 7AM-4PM.  Residents must enter by 3:45PM.
  • Starting on April 17 until further notice, the Danvers Transfer Station will be implementing a “Universal Precaution Policy” regarding Personal Protective Equipment (PPE).  As a matter of normal practice, Covanta Energy would have PPE (hard hat and safety vest) available for any patron on site if needed.  During these times, the potential of any disease or virus being embedded on these pieces of safety equipment can not be eliminated, therefore it is now required that all customers/residents have their own PPE while on site.  Residents will only be allowed entrance to the TRASH BUILDING if they bring their own PPE which includes a hard hat and safety vest.If a town resident has a small amount of material for disposal, the resident will be able to utilize the small dumpster provided at the scale entrance without PPE.  This container is mainly used for a bag or two and not for yards of material.  If residents come with more than a bag or two, they will be instructed to the Transfer Station building where PPE, including a hard hat and safety vest supplied by the resident, will need to be on and utilized while out of any vehicle.  Residents who do not have the proper PPE will be turned away for their safety.The Covanta Scale House has posted signs at the entrance to inform patrons, and is communicating this to anyone who visits the site.  This PPE is NOT required for the yard waste disposal area.  Thank you for you cooperation and understanding as we work to provide a safe environment for our residents.

Danvers Zero Waste Recycling Weekend:

  • Danvers Earth Day Zero Waste Recycling Weekend scheduled for May 2 & 3, 2020 has been cancelled.
  • Danvers Zero Waste Recycling Weekend  scheduled for October 24 & 25, 2020 has been cancelled.

Since  we will not be able to hold an in-person Recycle Weekend this Fall, we have some other ways to dispose of materials that would have been collected at the event.  Here are some alternative suggestions:

  • Rigid plastics – can be disposed of at the Transfer station (no charge).
  • Metals – can be disposed of at the Transfer Station with a charge of $0.10 / Lb.
  • Textiles – curbside in pink bags with the SimpleRecycling program on your trash day
  • Electronics – Televisions, Computer Monitors, Appliances can be disposed of for a $40 fee at the Transfer Station OR residents can purchase bulky item sticker(s) for curbside pick up either at Danvers Hardware or on-line (above).
  • Paper Shredding – we are researching an option to share.
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