Place trash and recyclables on curb no later than 7:00 a.m.
All trash must be in official City of Gloucester purple bags. Trash in any other bag will not be picked up.
Bags are sold in packets of 5 (some locations sell single bags) at several local convenience and grocery stores:
Large bags (33 gallons) are $2.25
Small bags (13 gallons/kitchen size) are $1.25 each
Bags must be closed and tied.
Closed City-designated bags can be placed curbside either inside or outside of your trash barrel.
Bags and/or barrels cannot weigh more than 50 pounds.
What won’t get picked up? Know the rules!
Trash that is not in an official purple bag will be left at the curb.
Yard waste and leaves. Please take yard waste and leaves to the Compost Facility on Dogtown Road, open the last Saturday of each month.
Bulk items (such as furniture) will not be picked up without a $10 sticker, available to purchase at DPW. Stop & Shop and the Building Center.
Appliances, computer monitors, televisions, and dehumidifiers will not be picked up without a $30 sticker, ONLY available for purchase at DPW.
Trash bags that weigh over 50 lbs.
Construction debris - Please check the yellow pages for transfer facilities or dumpster service companies.
When a collection day falls on a holiday, that days collection and all remaining trash collections for that week will take place one day later. Friday collection will be on Saturday. For all missed collections, call JRM Hauling & Recycling at (800) 323-4285.