Recycling, Waste & Compost

Cart Facing the Right Way on SidewalkMissed pick-up? Please call G. Mello at 978-352-8581.

Please have trash and recycling out at the curb by 6:30 am on the day of collection. Drivers, weather and schedules are subject to change. For recycling please check the schedule and make sure you have the correct week.

See the Recycling and Trash Calendar (PDF).

Mattresses and box springs are NO LONGER able to be picked up curbside, effective November 1st, 2022 due to MA DEP regulations. Please click here for more information.

Who is Covered by the Amesbury Municipal Solid Waste Contract

The contract covers residential units up to 6 units per building and businesses in the Central Business District (CBD). As long as funds are available, the City will provide one household recycling unit to each dwelling unit in residential dwellings with 6 or fewer units. Anyone who lives in a building with more than 6 units must ask their landlord, building manager or condo association / board about trash and recycling, including bulk items. G. Mello and the City of Amesbury do not handle trash, recycling or bulk items for residents who live in buildings with more than 6 units.

We cover the businesses in the downtown due to the limited space available for individual secured dumpsters as required by regulation. The downtown, our CBD, is still limited to 3 barrels or 5 bags per pick-up and must be put out by 6:30 am. If you are not covered by the Municipal contract you may contract with Mello or Waste Management or other contractor you choose, for pickups to cover your needs.

The Central Business District is comprised of:

  • Friend Street - from Main Street to Town Hall
  • School Street - from Town Hall to the lights at the intersection of Main Street and Sparhawk Street
  • Main Street - from the Amesbury Public Library to the center of downtown
  • Market Street - from Provident Bank to Cedar Street
  • High Street - from Main Street - Lafayette Bowling Alley/Hard Nock Gym, 1 Stop
  • Pond Street - from Friend Street to Vermette's, 1 Stop
  • Elm Street - from center of downtown (Main Street) to Drew's Tire

As part of our solid waste contract, Amesbury is required to pay a tipping fee or a per ton rate for all the trash residents of the City throw away. The City receives a cash rebate for all materials recycled. These changes mean you have a big role in controlling costs.

Recycling Cart

One 64 gallon recycling cart is supplied to residents and CBD.

Residents should use the 64 gallon wheeled carts provided by G. Mello for their recycling. The recycling trucks are now automated and the "Arm" cannot pick up the blue bins. Also, recycled items should not get wet and the 64 gallon cart has a lid to protect recyclables. The blue bin does not have weather protection.

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