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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
As of November 1, 2022, 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.
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 was Saturday, April 22, 2023 at Beverly High School. Beverly is a participant of a reciprocal Household Hazardous Waste Collection program. 2023 Reciprocal Schedule. For all Hazardous Waste related questions, visit the Health Department webpage or call 978-921-8591.
There are no scheduled events at this time. Check back for future dates.
Styrofoam Collection Event- June 23, 2023
Beverly and Salem residents can drop off Styrofoam at the Beverly Public Library Main Branch (lower level) 9am-5pm, or at the Community Life Center 401 Bridge St Salem 10am-1pm. Food service containers and "peanut" packaging cannot be accepted at these events. For more information, contact Erina Keefe in Beverly at 978.605.2332 or Janelle Rolke in Salem at 978.619.5672
Important Trash Information
Trash is required to be stored in watertight, rodent-proof barrels with tight fitting covers per City Ordinance Section 14.03.
- Comprehensive Trash Disposal Guidelines (PDF)
- Curbside Food Compost Program Page
- Large Appliance / TV Scheduled Pickup Page
- Recycling and Waste FAQs page
- What Can Be Recycled Page
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)
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
Trash and recycling must be out by 7 am 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!
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.