Recycling, Waste, and Compost

MISSED PICK-UP? Please call G. Mello at (978) 352-8581

Please have trash and recycling out at the curb by 6:30am 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 here.

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 6:30a.m. 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 St. - from Main St. to Town Hall
  • School St. - from Town Hall to the lights at the intersection of Main St. and Sparhawk St.
  • Main St. - from the Amesbury Public Library to the center of downtown
  • Market St. - from Provident Bank to Cedar St.
  • High St. - from Main St. - Lafayette Bowling Alley/Hard Nock Gym, 1 Stop
  • Pond St. - from Friend St. to Vermette's, 1 Stop
  • Elm St. - from center of downtown (Main St.) 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 and Solid Waste Information GuideCompost Information and Application
City of Amesbury Trash GuidelinesCity of Amesbury Recycling Guidelines
How Do I Dipose Of... Helpful GuideG. Mello Disposal Corp Website
City of Amesbury Ordinance to Restrict the Use of Thin-Film Plastic Bags

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