What Can Be Recycled Curbside

Recycling ArrowsBeverly is a single stream curbside pickup community.  There is no limit to the amount of recycling you may put out each week!

It is important to follow these guidelines:

Paper & Cardboard 

  • All junk mail.
  • Clean paperboard (cereal and cracker boxes), egg cartons, clean pizza and cereal boxes.
  • Corrugated cardboard - flattened, and bundled cut to less than 36 inches in any dimension- place next to other recyclables.
  • Magazines/catalogs and phone books.
  • Newspaper with inserts.
  • No cartons (milk, juice, etc.) - Considered trash.
  • No plastic bags - Bring to grocery store with bread, newspaper and dry cleaning bags.
  • Note, copy, and scrap paper.

Glass, Plastic & Metal 

  • All clean plastic containers labeled with 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, or 7 symbol. Considered trash if not.
  • All clean plastic food containers- with 1,2,3,4,5,6,or 7 symbol. Considered Trash if not.
  • Glass bottles/ jars (all colors and sizes) - No broken or other glass such as light bulbs, window or auto glass, dishes, glasses, Pyrex.
  • Loose containers only - no plastic bags.
  • Metal cans, clean aluminum foil and aerosol cans - No paint cans.
  • No cartons (milk, juice, etc.) - Considered trash.
  • No motor oil or chemical containers.
  • No Styrofoam. Considered trash.
  • Place in a recycling bin or another container (not larger than 32 gallons, not weighing more than 40 pounds). Please place separate from trash.


Check out the RecycleSmart website for lots of excellent recycling tools and tips!  

Not Sure What to do with your items? Beyond the Bin has the answers!

Look up ways to dispose of other items in the Massachusetts Department of Environmental Protection (MassDEP) Beyond the Bin Recycling Directory.

Worn or Torn Clothing - Donate it All

Massachusetts Department of Environmental Protection

Food Waste

Learn more about composting options here.

Smoke Alarm Recycling

Learn how to safely recycle smoke alarms.

Smoke Detectors