The DPW has recently contracted with CDM Smith to conduct an analysis of the flood impacts to Jeffrey's Neck Road and provide some alternatives analysis for improving the flooding problem on Jeffrey's Neck Road. To view the complete report please click the following link: Jeffreys Neck Road Flood Assessment
RECYCLE TEXTILES AT THE TRANSFER STATION
*****NEW AMERICAN RED CROSS 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.
Click the link above to access the 2014 Trash and Recycling Calendar, which includes dates of delayed trash pickup due to holidays and types of items that can be recycled. Recycling saves the Town of Ipswich and YOU money!
WHAT CAN BE RECYCLED AT THE TRANSFER STATION?
Scrap Metal, Rigid Plastics, Fluorescent Bulbs, Waste Cooking Oil, Cardboard, Yard Waste, Textiles, Shrink Wrap
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)
NoTVs, monitors, or hazardous material will be accepted.
Nomotor oil containers, spray paint, or oil-based paint
The 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.
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.
WASTE COOKING OIL
Waste Cooking Oil is a collection of all animal and vegetable oils. Place your sealed container (such as a mayonnaise or spaghetti sauce jar) in the 55-gallon drum. No pouring off, please! Oils will be made into biodiesel fuel. No motor oil!
Cardboard and paper (including large cardboard items) can be dropped off in the cardboard dumpster. The dumpster is available for all residents, including 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!
TEXTILES IN THE AMERICAN RED CROSS COLLECTION 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 American Red Cross collection box at the Ipswich Transfer Station. These items will then be sold through a vendor and a portion of the proceeds will benefit the American Red Cross Disaster Relief Fund.
Ripped or stained clothing and linens ARE accepted as long as they are CLEAN AND DRY.
Seasonal collection is from April 1 through June 30 for clean, rolled up shrink wrap.
Special collections happen twice per year on Saturdays in May and September. Check the DPW website for dates. Call the DPW to make an appointment to drop off your oil-based paints, tires and related items. The Household Hazardous Waste collection is in September.
WATCH FOR THESE ANNUAL EVENTS IN IPSWICH
May 17, 2014 Special Collection at the Transfer Station (tires, oil-based paints/ thinners) 9 AM to noon
Styrofoam and Electronics Collection at Ipswich Middle School 9 AM to noon
Sept. 20, 2014 DPW Special Collection (tires, oil-based paints and thinners) and
Household Hazardous Waste Collection at the Transfer Station 9 AM to noon
The Town of Ipswich and the Recycling Advisory Committee offer weekly curbside collection of food waste (kitchen scraps, including dairy, meat and bones), grass clippings, kitty litter (natural only), soiled paper (tissues, paper towels, pizza box inserts) and other organic materials.
The DPW office is located at Town Hall and is open Mondays 8 AM to 7 PM, Tuesdays – Thursdays 8 AM to 4 PM, and Fridays from 8 AM to noon. Town Hall offices are closed on weekends and holidays.