City of Amesbury Recycling Guidelines

Recycling is Mandatory in Amesbury

Please note: G Mello Disposal Corporation will not pick up solid waste in barrels or bags that have recycling content in them. Please sort recyclables and place in recycling cart. When it's your week for recycling, please have it out by 6:30 am on collection day. Not sure if your street is A Week or B Week? Check the street list in our Information Guide (PDF).

The City of Amesbury will provide one household recycling receptacle to each dwelling unit in residential dwellings with six or fewer units. Residents should take proper care to protect receptacles from damage or loss. If you need a recycling bin, please call the Department of Public Works at 978-388-8116.

Read all City of Amesbury Recycling Regulations (PDF).

Can I Recycle It?

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Smart Recycling Guide


Yes, Please Recycle!

  • All colors and textures of paper
  • Cardboard boxes
  • Clean aluminum
  • Glass, metal and plastic containers labeled Number 1 through Number 7
  • Metal cans
  • Metal jar lids
  • Paper with staples or plastic envelope windows
  • Pizza boxes (Grease okay! Food not okay!)

No, Not Recyclable

  • Cloth covered books
  • Containers with metal bottoms and paper sides (nut containers)
  • Dirty takeout containers
  • Light bulbs
  • Mirrors
  • Paint/oil cans
  • Paper/plates with food residue or oils
  • Photographs
  • Plastic bags
  • Plastic covered paper
  • Polystyrene foam
  • Tyvek or Mylar envelopes
  • Vases

Document Destruction (Shredding)

Universal Shredding, LLC is your source for on-site, secure document destruction. Private information isn't limited to bank statements and business contracts. Printed confidential materials are produced daily in every business and by every employee. As the fasted growing forms of fraud, identity theft and corporate espionage threatens to destroy personal credit ratings as well as business reputation and security. Trash and recycling is considered "fair game" and public property. Dumpster diving is becoming common practice and it is not illegal but it's the biggest risk for identity theft and cooperate fraud. 

Universal Shredding, LLC Phone: 877-SHRED-44

Bin Placement

Place recycling carts with metal bar facing the road for easy automated pick-up

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