Trash, Recycling and Compost

The Town of Manchester provides resident with trash, recycling and compost services and facilities. Detailed information, fees and schedules are available on the following pages:

Missed trash/recycle collection call: 800-323-4285  or 978-536-2500 (J.R.M)

Following regulations from MassDEP, the Town of Manchester by the Sea separates and processes trash and recyclables in new ways. The following links detail the price of stickers required and how/where different items will be collected or can be taken:


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

  • Hazardous Waste Collection – Please call the Board of Health at 978-526-7385 with questions
  • Motor Oil may be brought to the Highway Garage on Wednesdays; 5-gallon limit
  • Construction Waste in small amounts  - if entirely contained within an orange trash bag – is accepted at curbside pickup; not allowed at the Transfer Station

Compost - Yard and Kitchen


Not sure how to dispose of an item, CLICK HERE for the RecycleSmart Recyclopedia