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Trash & Recycling
Trash and Recycling
Mark Cole
Assistant Director of Administration & Finance, Trash & Recycling

Gloucester, MA  01930

Ph: 978-325-5600
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 familymulti 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 (33 gallons) are $2.25 
         -Small bags (13 gallons/kitchen
           size) are $1.25 each

  • Trash in any other bag will not be picked up
  • Bags must be closed and tied
  • Closed City-designated bags can be placed curbside either INSIDE or OUTSIDE 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 at Harbor Loop
                                Annie's Variety on Concord Street
                                Stop & Shop on Thacher Road
                                Tedeschi's on Washington St
                                DPW office on Poplar Street

  • Examples include 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 2020 Recycling Brochure.

If your trash was missed, please call our current trash hauler:
                              JRM Hauling & Recycling

                                  or the DPW Office

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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