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 SINGLE Stream Recycling Community

Glass, Plastic and Metal can be mixed together with Paper and Cardboard. Plastic bags can not be included with recyclables (but you can recycle them at many grocery stores). Learn more on our Recycling Bins and Overflow Bags page.

NEW! Rules for Mattresses and Textiles

New state rules require mattresses and textiles be kept out of the trash and must be recycled or donated for reuse. Read more on our Mattresses page and our Textile Recycling page.

Missed Trash / Recycling Pickup 

For missed trash or recycle pickup please call REPUBLIC at 800-323-4285.

Curbside Food Composting

Citywide Curbside Food Compost Enrollment is now open. Learn more on our Composting page.

2024 Holiday/Leaf Calendar (PDF)

Household Hazardous Waste

HHW curbside guidelines: Unacceptable curbside items: construction waste or demolition debris, tires, fluorescent bulbs, TV's, computers, propane tanks, oil paints, stains, button, lithium-ion, nickel cadmium and rechargeable batteries, used motor oil, chemicals or oils. Household Hazardous Waste Informational Flyer Spanish and English The Beverly Health Department's spring Household Hazardous Waste Collection is Saturday, April 20, 2024 at Beverly High School.  Beverly is a participant of a reciprocal Household Hazardous Waste Collection program. Check back for the 2024 dates.  For all Hazardous Waste related questions, visit the Health Department webpage or call 978-921-8591. 

Electronics Collection

There are no scheduled Electronics Collection Events at this time.

Save the Date!- Free Fix It Clinic Saturday, April 20, 2024

The Waste Reduction Committee and the Beverly Public Library are sponsoring a Free Family-Friendly FiXit CLINIC on Saturday, April 20, 2024 12-3, Sohier Room, Main Library. Don't buy new, Fix your broken stuff! FiXit Clinic Flyer

Important Trash Information

Trash is required to be stored in watertight, rodent-proof barrels no larger than 32 gallons with tight fitting covers per City Ordinance Section 14.03.

Barrels & Bins

The City does not provide trash barrels or recycling bins. They may be purchased at many retailers and hardware stores. It is unacceptable to use the (or any) 64 gallon green wheeled totes that were sold for Paper Recycling for trash disposal. 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. Overflow Bag Retailers (PDF)

Bulk Items

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 table, one couch, one chair, one dresser, one microwave etc.

Appliances and TV's

Call Republic directly to schedule pickup (3rd Saturday of every month) 800.323.4285  Seasonal/ Scheduled Collections Page

Curbside Pickup

Trash and recycling must be out by 7am 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.


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. Smart Recycling Guide Spanish and English There is no limit to the amount of recycling you may put out properly each week! Not sure if your item is recyclable or what to do with it? Visit Beyond the Bin for the answers!

Clean Outs

We DO NOT pick up clean outs. If you move or clean out the house, it is your responsibility to dispose of large amounts of debris. There are many options available. Please search for "Trash Removal" on the web or check the local yellow pages.

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

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.