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Trash & Recycling
Trash and Recycling
Joe Lucido
Operations Manager Public Services, Trash/Recycling

Rose LoPiccolo
Executive Secretary to Director of Public Works

Gloucester, MA  01930

Ph: (978) 281-9785
Fx: (978) 281-3896

Monday - Thursday
7:30am - 4:00pm
7:30am - 12:30 pm

The City of Gloucester offers weekly curbside trash and recycling for single family – multi family (4 apt. max) residences.

  • Place Trash and Recyclables on curb no later than 7:00 a.m.
  • All trash must be in official City of Gloucester purple bags.
  • Bags are sold in packets of 5 (some locations sell single bags) at several local convenience and grocery stores.(Large bags are $2.25 each - 33 gallons / Small bags are $1.25 each - 13 gallon kitchen size )
  • Trash in any other bag will not be picked up.
  • Bag must be closed and tied.
  • Closed city-designated bags can be placed curbside either IN or OUT of your trash barrel.
  • Bags and/or barrels cannot weigh more than 50 pounds

  • To dispose of an item that does not fit in the purple bag you will need to purchase a $10 Bulk Item Sticker. These may be purchased at The Building Center, Annie's Variety(Concord St), Stop & Shop, Tedeschi's (Washington St) and also the DPW. (Examples : furniture, plastic cased vacuum cleaners, mattresses, rugs, entertainment centers, toilets).
  • Appliances, computer monitors, televisions and dehumidifiers are picked up curbside once a month after a $30.00 sticker has been purchased at the DPW.
  • Businesses, non profits and private schools are not eligible for city pick up of trash, recycling, bulk items, and curbside appliance pick up.

For a complete guide to our trash and recycling program please see our 2017 Recycling Brochure.

If your trash was missed please call our new trash hauler JRM Hauling & Recycling at 1-800-323-4285 or the DPW at (978)281-9785.

Trash Pick Up Schedule by Street Listing
Not sure when your trash day is? Please view our Trash Pick Up Schedule.

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