Recycling & Solid Waste

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Responsibilities


The Solid Waste Division is responsible for the curbside collection of recycling and trash for residents and for municipal and school buildings. The division is also responsible for managing the Town's Solid Waste contracts, which include the curbside collection of trash, leaves and recyclables. 

The Town's trash is brought to the Covanta waste-to-energy facility in Haverhill. For more information about this facility, visit their page on the Mass DEP Website.

The division also manages the one-day special collections for Household Hazardous Waste (HHW) and Electronic/CRT recycling.


Curbside Regulations


Trash and recycling items are to be curbside by 7 a.m. on your scheduled pick up day. Please keep in mind that the truck routes do not have specific times for pickups during the day and may vary from week to week. For pickup schedules and more information, please refer to the Recycling and Trash Collection Guide (PDF).

  • All trash and recycling must be curbside by 7:00 AM  
  • Truck routes and schedules are subject to change without notice during the day 
  • Trash is collected weekly
  • Recycling is collected bi-weekly
  • Trash on private property WILL NOT be picked up
  • Recycling or trash buried under snow WILL NOT be picked up
  • Yard waste is collected seasonally, 6 weeks in the spring, 6 weeks in the fall
  • Collections following holidays will be one day later. Please see the Recycling and Trash Collection Guide, pages 6 & 7 for the schedule and the list of holidays
  • No Trash, recycling or yard waste container may ever weigh more than 50lbs at any time
Weather related delays, call 978-623-8701, or sign up for CodeRed for automatic notices (visit AndoverMA.Gov/CodeRed for more information on CodeRed)