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CURBSIDE COMPOST PROGRAM NEWS!!!
RECYCLING AT THE IPSWICH TRANSFER STATION
180 Town Farm Road, Wednesdays and Saturdays from 8 AM to 3:30 PM
Open to residents with beach sticker or transfer station permit (free to residents)
No TVs, monitors, or hazardous material will be accepted.
No motor oil containers, spray paint, or oil-based paint
AMERICAN RED CROSS TEXTILES DONATION BOX
The American Red Cross of Eastern Massachusetts appreciates the public’s donations of used clothing, shoes, and household linens as a way of generating funds. Donate your items at the Red Cross bin located at the Ipswich Transfer Station. These items are then sold through a vendor and a portion of the proceeds benefits the American Red Cross Disaster Relief Fund.
Ripped or stained clothing and linens ARE accepted as long as they are CLEAN AND DRY.
GOT BOOKS? DROP THEM AT IPSWICH LIBRARY OR THE MORE THAN WORDS BOOK DONATION BOX
Newer books can be dropped off at the Ipswich library for their used book sales. We also have a More Than Words books donation box at the Transfer Station during operating hours. Books must be clean and dry.
SCRAP METAL DUMPSTER is for items that are more than 60% metal.
Household items include toasters, water heaters, refrigerators, washers, dryers, trash compactors, stoves, space heaters, humidifiers, vacuum cleaners, coffee makers, metal and cast iron sinks, AC units, boilers, metal bed frames, lamps, silverware, pots, pans, and exercise equipment – anything that is more than 60% metal.
Outside items include lawn mowers, tools, grills, bikes, metal swing sets, chain link fence, propane tanks with tops off only, metal window frames, and siding.
Automotive items include car batteries, tires with rims only, metal auto parts.
Large items include cars or construction equipment, which can be removed by special arrangement with the DPW.
RIGID PLASTICS DUMPSTER
The Rigid Plastics Dumpster is for household items such as buckets, laundry baskets, plastic toys and playhouses, coolers, dish strainers, milk crates, plastic shelving units, flower pots, totes, and coat hangers. This type of plastic is not recyclable curbside and does not have the recycling symbol and number on it.
FLUORESCENT tubes and CFL bulbs (unbroken) are now collected during regular Transfer Station hours. The mercury found in these lamps is reclaimed and reused.
Cardboard and paper can be dropped off for those residents who do not have curbside pickup.
Yard waste can be brought to the Transfer Station for composting. No rocks, logs or stumps, please!
SHRINK WRAP DUMPSTER
Seasonal collection is from April 1 through June 30 for clean, rolled-up shrink wrap.
Recycling Tips You Should Know!
Special collections happen twice per year on Saturdays in May and September.
The September 20, 2014, collection from 9 to noon AT THE MIDDLE SCHOOL will include Styrofoam and electronics.
Household hazardous waste collections are held once per year in September. This year's event will be on Saturday, September 20, 2014, at the TRANSFER STATION from 9 AM to noon.