The Newburyport Yard Waste Facility is expected to open for regular seasonal hours on Tuesday April 14 at 7:30 AM. If conditions improve sooner, we will try to open earlier, which we would announce via the City website, local media, and through the Yard Waste Facility email list.
Please drop off material only when the facility is open.
The Yard Waste Facility operates seasonally between April and December, Tuesdays through Saturdays from 7:30 AM to 2:30 PM. Leaves, mulch and garden waste (“compost material”) separated from shrub trimmings, tree twigs, branches and trunks up to 18" in diameter (“wood chip material”) are accepted. No dirt-covered stumps, stones, building wood, plastics or trash are accepted. It is helpful for compost material to be separated from wood chip material prior to arriving at the facility.
Proof of residency is required to obtain the seasonal sticker for a vehicle registered to the resident. Fees are $20.00 for residents under 65 and $5 for residents 65 and over. Stickers can be purchased at City Hall (during regular business hours) in the Health Department from Tuesday, March 31st to Friday, April 10th only. As of Tuesday, April 14, when the facility opens, stickers for residents will be sold ONLY at the Yard Waste Facility. LANDSCAPERS, please note: Your permits are always available ONLY at City Hall in the Health Department.
Curbside bagged leaf collection will take place during the weeks of April 20 and May 4th. Leaves must be curbside by 6:00AM on your regular trash days, although bags may be picked up on a later day. Residents must place leaves in brown paper leaf bags or in marked barrels which contain ONLY leaves. Bags containing branches, plants, dirt, rocks or trash will be left behind.
For more information about bagged leaf collection or the Yard Waste Facility, please contact Molly Ettenborough, Recycling and Energy Manager, at 978-499-0413.