- Household Hazardous Waste
- Yarmouth Bag Ban
- Newspaper/Mixed Paper
- Commingle Recycling=?
- Beyond the Bin
- Library Recycling Talks
- Brown Paper Bags
- Contamination in Recycling?
The residential drop-off area, commercial drop-off area, and composting area serve all Yarmouth residents.
A sticker is required to use the residential drop-off area.
Recycling, including the compost area, is free to all Yarmouth residents, bringing materials themselves.
Resident and non-resident stickers may be purchased in the following way:
- Online - click this link - Save $5 per sticker when done online;
- Mail-in - open, print & mail the application - Save $5 per sticker;
- Phone in your order: 508-381-5456 - Save $5.00 per sticker;
- or visit the Town Clerk’s office in Town Hall - pay full price.
All vehicles using the commercial drop-off area will pay a fee for items disposed of, either by weight or per item.
Hours of Operation
Sunday through Saturday 7:30 A.M. to 3:30 P.M.
The Disposal Area is closed on all legal holidays.
NEW YEARS DAY LABOR DAY
MARTIN LUTHER KING DAY COLUMBUS DAY
PRESIDENTS DAY VETERAN'S DAY
PATRIOT'S DAY THANKSGIVING DAY
MEMORIAL DAY INDEPENDENCE DAY
2018 Household Hazardous Waste Collections Free to Yarmouth Residents will take place:
Where: Senior Center, 528 Forest Road, South Yarmouth
When: July 21, 2018 9:00-12:00 & October 6, 2018 9:00-12:00
Residents please click here
Small business please click here
Too learn how to conduct a Hazardous Products audit
of your home please click here
If you are unable to attend the above FREE HHW collection events, Yarmouth residents are able to attend the following events by filling out a simple form in advance and paying a disposal FEE. A list of the events can be found HERE along with the form which will need to be completed in advance and submitted to Kalliope Chute via e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org or via post Kalliope Chute, Cape Cod Extension, PO Box 367, Barnstable, MA 02630
Love Your Local Water
As of August 30, 2018, most plastic bags will be no longer allowed in Yarmouth.
Why? These bags contribute to the increasing amount of plastic in our oceans, harming both marine life and human health.
What bags will still be available? Bags for newspaper delivery, bulk produce, wrapping meat and fish and dry cleaning bags.
How will I carry my purchases? Ask for a bag only if you really need one or bring your ownbags.
How will I pick up pet waste? Use the bags that will still be available or bags that package items like bread.
You can help our environment:
NEWSPAPER: China's increased Environmental restrictions have caused United States Recycling Vendors to limit rebates offered for loads of Newspaper that have any type of contamination. For this reason your Waste Management Division asks that you limit any deposits in the Newspaper bin to newspaper only.
MIXED PAPER: All non - Newspaper Paper can be placed in the Mixed Paper Roll bin, this includes glossy ads, office paper, envelopes, tissue/cereal boxes, kraft paper, tissue paper, brown paper bags.
The Town of Yarmouth currently sends commingle recycling to E. L. Harvey in Westborough MA.
Materials Acceptable for Recycling include:
Plastic food & beverage containers
Aluminum & Tin Cans
Clear & Colored Glass
They ask that all are empty and rinsed before recycling. Plastic and metal caps preferred removed, but acceptable.
Yarmouth's Waste Management Division of Public Works, is proud to partner with Yarmouth's Libraries to present Recycling Information talks throughout 2018. Join us, ask questions, you might win a prize!
Due to the increased charges being levied by Recycling Companies, Yarmouth Disposal is asking that you separate your Mixed Papers (copy paper, envelopes, glossy ads, brown paper bags, and any other NON Newspaper paper) into this Mixed Paper container, which is located in the Recycle Area in one of the slots previously occupied by a Commingle Container. The Newspaper bin is for Newspaper Only this could be the difference between a charge of up to $50 per ton, and a rebate of up to $25 per ton. As always please feel free to ask the Gate Attendant or Recycler any questions.
Yarmouth would like to help do the right thing by recycling mattresses!
Did you know that there are components of a mattress that can be recycled?
Through a grant from DEP, The Town of Yarmouth will be sending all acceptable mattresses to a company called ACE Mattress Recycling.
There are some limitations to the recycling program which we are happy to help you with, below are some of the key points.
All Mattresses must be:
•From Yarmouth residences
•DryMattresses will NOT be recycled if they:
•Are mangled and twisted in any way
•Have covers of any kind ie. Sheets, blankets, plastic covers
•Are wet and/or moldy
Ace Mattress Recycling does not accept the following:
Disposal Area staff will be happy to send you to the appropriate location to deposit your mattress.
If it cannot be recycled, we can direct you to the right spot to drop it off.