Disposal Fees, Hours and Locations

In addition to WEEKLY curbside recycling and kitchen compost collection, WEEKLY trash collection, and a Transfer Station, the Town of Manchester-by-the-Sea offers the following disposal options to residents:

Drop options for Hard-to-Dispose of Items, see link below. On 1/1/19 new prices and some changes came into effect, scroll down to find detailed information. All disposal stickers and passes must be purchased in advance from the Town Clerk's office, all curbside large items must be pre-scheduled and pre-paid directly with Waste Management 800-972-4545

Some collections occur in other locations, such as the Highway Garage, and Town Hall; DPW Office and BOH Office, see below or call DPW Office at 978-526-1242 for more information. 

Hazardous Waste Collection - please call BOA on 978-526-7385 with questions.
Motor Oil - Highway Garage - 5 gallon max. limit - Wednesdays only.

CURBSIDE ONLY a small amount if entirely contained within one orange trash bag. None at the Transfer Station

New Regulations for Trash & Recycling

Effective July 1, 2017, following new regulations from MassDEP, the Town of Manchester by the Sea, will separate out and process trash and recyclables in new ways. Below is a link to a comprehensive list that details the price of stickers required and how and where different items will be collected or can be taken. Flyers of the Comprehensive Disposal List and Disposal Rules are available at the Transfer Station or can be printed from the links below:

Comprehensive Disposal List 2020

Transfer Station and Curbside Rules 2020

Massachusetts Waste Bans

Disposal Locations and Hours:

Transfer Station
201 Pine Street 
Wednesday 7:30am - 3:00pm
Saturday    10:00am - 3:00pm

Compost Site : RE-OPENING Saturday 4/4/20
School Street
Thursday 9:00am - 3:00pm
Saturday   9:00am - 3:00pm
Sunday      9:00am - 3:00pm

Other DPW Locations: 

Highway Garage
85 Rear Pleasant Street

Waste Water Treatment Plant
12 Church Street