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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 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:

  • 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.
  • 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.
  • You can purchase a Transfer Station sticker at Town Hall at the clerks office.
    • 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.

Bulky Item Pickup:

  • Stickers for bulky item pickup can 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 Bulky Item Sticker, please click HERE and follow the prompts.
  • 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 Bulky Item pickup in the link above.
  • You can also purchase a Bulky Item Sticker at the clerks office located at Town Hall.

Curbside Textile Recycling (service change):

  • For Curbside Textile Recycling  managed by Simple Recycling  you must schedule an appointment on their website at or call 866-835-5068.
  • Items no longer need to be in pink bags.  Place textiles in either a bag or a box curbside or by your back door on the morning of your scheduled pick up.

Transfer Station:

  • The Danvers Transfer Station is open regular operating hours: Monday – Saturday from 7AM-4PM.  Residents must enter by 3:45PM.
  • The Danvers Transfer Station has implemented 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 bagged trash 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 and no metal.  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.

DPW  FALL  EVENTS – (Event details can be found under DPW Events)

Household Hazardous Waste Day – September 18, 2021 from 8-12 at the Transfer Station located at East Coast Road.

Danvers Recycles Weekend –  October 23 & 24 from 9-1 each day at Danvers High School located at 60 Cabot Road.

Since 1997, communities across the country have come together on November 15 to celebrate America Recycles Day. More than a celebration, America Recycles Day is the only nationally recognized day dedicated to the promotion of recycling programs in the United States. People around the country will celebrate recycling in a special way during this month.

In Danvers, we are celebrating by offering a two day event where residents can recycle a variety of items not collected by curbside pickup! Materials collected include: textiles, e-Recycling, metals, rigid plastics and paper shredding services are available.  Specific details on type, condition and amount of materials collected are listed on our event flyer (link below).  Recycle outside of the bin!

The Town of Danvers Department of Public Works’ Zero Waste Recycling Weekend will be held on October 23 and 24, 2021 from 9:00 AM to 1:00 PM at the Danvers High School parking lot located at 60 Cabot Road.

Call the DPW office with any questions at (978) 777-0001 x3011.

Danvers Zero Waste Recycle Event Flyer 2021

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Event Details

This residential recycling event is Co-Sponsored with:

Simple Recycling ( will collect textiles including clothing, shoes, purses, linens, and comforters as well as household goods either bagged or boxed .

BoxQ Electronics Recycling ( will collect electronics equipment and accessories with the exception of light bulbs, ballasts and batteries. There are no recycling charges for computers, laptops, keyboards, mice, cables, wires, routers, cell phones, cameras, and small appliances. Price list can be found on Event Flyer (link above).  Payment by check ONLY, made payable to BoxQ, Inc.

*Other Appliances: stoves, clothes washers, dryers and dehumidifiers maybe disposed with the Metals at no charge.

JRM will shred the first two boxes of paper for free; subsequent boxes are $5 each (cash accepted here only). This money will be donated to the Danvers Community Council.

METAL (file cabinets, grills, bicycles, hangers, appliances, patio furniture, curtain rods, doors, ironing boards, ladders, etc.) can be dropped off for recycling.

RIGID PLASTICS (trash barrels, buckets, tubs, bins, outdoor furniture, toys, etc.) can be dropped off for recycling.  (see back of flyer for details)

COMPOST BINS are available for purchase $25 each by check made out to the Town of Danvers.

RECYCLE BINS are available for purchase—18 gallon for $5 each, 32 gallon for $40 each with a check made out to the Town of Danvers.  First come, first served.


If you are not able to wait for the Recycling Weekend, there are other ways to recycle outside of the bin materials detailed below:

  • Rigid plastics – can be recycled in a roll off container at the Transfer station (no charge).
  • Metals – can be recycled at the Transfer Station with a charge of $0.10 /lb.
  • Textiles – *service change*  can be recycled curbside, simply schedule a pick up with Simple Recycling at
  • Electronics – Televisions, Computer Monitors, Appliances can be disposed of for a $30 fee at the Transfer Station OR residents can purchase bulky item sticker(s) for curbside pick up either at Danvers Hardware or online (see above).
  • Paper Shredding – small personal shredders are inexpensive to purchase and can be used on a daily basis.  Please note that shredded paper should not go in your recycling bin because it contaminates the recycling stream.  Please put shredded paper in your trash.  Another option, select Staples store locations offer shredding servies.
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