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Curbside Pickup Policy

  • Limit of 3 bags or barrels of trash per single-family homemulti-family homes (2-4 units) may put out up to 5 bags or barrels TOTAL. Anything over these limits will be left curbside.
  • Multi-family homes with more than 4 units & all businesses are NOT eligible for ANY curbside pickup (trash/recycling/bulky item/yard waste).
  • Recycling is DUAL STREAMmandatory and unlimited. Recycling must be put out weekly in order to have your trash picked up. You must leave your recycling bin out until your trash has been collected to ensure pickup. Contaminated recycling will be stickered and left curbside.
  • No recyclables accepted curbside are allowed in the trash (unless contaminated)—your trash will not be picked up.
  • Barrels/bags/recycling bins may not be larger than 45 gallons/50 pounds. Do not overfill—nothing over the top of barrel. Anything over these limits will be left curbside.
  • All items must be curbside by 7:00 AM.
  • Call the DPW at 95 Hobart Street at 978-762-0231 or email [email protected] with issues pertaining to trash, recycling, bulky item and yard waste curbside pickup.

Danvers has dual stream recycling:

  • Containers can be comingled: glass bottles & jars, metal cans & foil, & plastic containers may be put together in one recycling bin.
  • Paper including newspaper, magazines, paperboard, etc. may be bagged in paper, tied or put in a separate recycling bin.
  • Cardboard must be cut, flattened to 4’x 4’ and bundled to no thicker than 1’. Smaller boxes may be nested.

For more information, see Curbside Collection.

 

To find out your trash and recycling pickup day, please contact the DPW at 978-762-0231.

Trash and recycling information is available on the Town of Danvers Curbside Collection Section.

Danvers residents with curbside trash and recycling pickup can recycle unwanted textiles.  Details below. (Service Update June 2021)

  • For Curbside Textile Recycling  managed by Simple Recycling  you must schedule an appointment on their website at www.simplerecycling.com 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.

The Danvers Department of Public Works (DPW) is providing this service, free to the residents of Danvers, in partnership with Simple Recycling.  Please see the below link for details.

Textile Recycling – Town of Danvers (danversma.gov)

Danvers offers two zero waste weekend recycling events annually in the spring and fall. One of the services offered is textile recycling.  We accept clothing, shoes, purses, linens, bedding, etc.  Please see our Events for details.

Many charities will also recycle textiles – you can contact them directly for pickup or you can drop your textiles in any labeled bin.

Our recycling goes to a material recovery facility (MRF):

GreenWorks Inc.
109-111 Newbury Street
Peabody, MA 01960
978-854-6852

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To view an example of how a MRF sorts recyclables, view this video:

Residents can purchase 22 gallon recycling bins ($5) and 32 gallon wheeled recycling carts with covers ($40) at the DPW Garage at 95 Hobart Street from 7:00 am – 2:45 pm (pay by Check Only made out to the Town of Danvers). Please call 978-762-0231 with any questions and to check availability.

Any durable, reusable container can act as your recycling bin, as long as it is properly marked for recycling, is no bigger than 45 gallons, and does not weigh more than 50 pounds. Free “Recycle” stickers are available to Danvers’ residents at the following Town offices:

Town Hall – 1 Sylvan Street – Front Desk and Public Works
Business Division – 2 Burroughs Street
DPW Garage – 95 Hobart Street

Our trash goes to an energy-from-waste facility:

Covanta Haverhill
100 Recovery Way
Haverhill, MA 01835
978-372-6288

https://www.covanta.com/Our-Facilities/Covanta-Haverhill

The Haverhill Resource Recovery Facility is located on a 147-acre area in the Ward Hill Neck section of Haverhill, MA. The facility processes 1,650 tons per day of solid waste, generating up to 49 megawatts of renewable energy.  The facility is equipped with a ferrous and non-ferrous metal recycling system and an air-cooled condenser that condenses turbine exhaust.

Our trash and recycling vendor is:

JRM Hauling & Recycling
265 Newbury Street
Peabody, MA 01960
800-323-4285

http://www.jrmhauling.com/

 

Was your trash out by 7:00 AM?  Your items need to be curbside by 7:00 AM to ensure pickup – truck routes are subject to change.

Did you have recycling out in addition to your trash?  Recycling is mandatory and your trash will not be picked up if you do not recycle.

Is there a delay due to a holiday or bad weather?  Holidays are listed on our DPW Calendar and any last minute changes are posted on our Facebook and Twitter pages.

If none of these reasons apply, please contact the DPW at 978-762-0231 so that we may assist you.

 

You can purchase stickers to dispose of your large trash items curbside.  Please refer to the section on Bulky Item Pickup.

Yard Waste Pickup occurs approximately 12 times a year.  Yard waste must be placed in open barrels separated from your trash or in paper yard waste bags (no larger than 45 gallons or 50 pounds).  For pickup dates and more information, refer to the section on Yard Waste Pickup.

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