Trash & Recycling

Plastic Bags

Reuse, Reduce, Recycle

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

  • Place trash and recyclables on curb no later than 7:00am
  • All trash must be in official City issued trash bags. Trash in any other bag will not be picked up.
  • 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
  • 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. Examples of bulk items include furniture, plastic-cased vacuum cleaners, mattresses, rugs, entertainment centers, toilets. These stickers may be purchased at:
    • The Building Center on Harbor Loop
    • Department of Public Works (DPW) office on Poplar Street
  • 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 2022 Recycling Brochure.

 If your trash was missed, please call our current trash hauler:
JRM Hauling & Recycling
(800) 323-4285 or the DPW Office (978) 325-5600

Trash Pick Up Schedule by Street Listing

Not sure when your trash day is? Please view our Trash Pick Up Schedule (PDF).

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