Trash & Recycling

11/29/21 Trash/ Recycling Notice

Our hauler, JRM is reporting that due to closures of many dumping facilities and extreme waits at the available open facilities, they are not sure all routes will be completed by the end of day. They ask that trash and recycling be left curbside and they will be there as quickly as possible and they thank you for your patience.

Yard Waste Pick Up Notice

Our hauler, JRM is experiencing delays with the Yard Waste pickup due to circumstances beyond their control. They apologize for the inconvenience and thank you for your patience. JRM is asking that all bags and barrels be left curbside as they work to catch up.

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 Dual Stream Recycling Community

Glass, Plastic and Metal can be mixed together, but Paper and Cardboard must be separate from them. Plastic bags can not be included with recyclables. Learn more on our Recycling Bins and Overflow Bags page.

Missed Trash / Recycling Pickup

For missed trash or recycle pickup please call JRM at 800-323-4285. Please remember that it is unacceptable to place recyclables in plastic bags.

Curbside Composting

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

Household Hazardous Waste

Beverly's Household Hazardous Waste Collection was scheduled for Saturday, April 24th from 8am-12pm at the Beverly High School. HHW Flyer (pdf)    For all Hazardous Waste related questions, call the Health Department 978-921-8591

The Electronics Collection is currently on hold due to the pandemic. Please check back for updates.


Please view the Community HHW Flyer (PDF). These communities will allow Beverly residents to participate in their household hazardous waste events.

Please confirm with them prior to arrival as last minute cancellations could occur due to the pandemic.

Important Trash Information

Trash is required to be stored in watertight, rodent-proof barrels 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. 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 mattress, or one table, or one couch, or one box spring, or one chair, or one microwave etc.

Curbside Pickup

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. View the Jan-June  Holiday and Leaf Calendar (PDF) or the July- December Holiday and Leaf Calendar (PDF)


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. there is no limit to the amount of recycling you may put out each week!

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.

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