Recycling Center

Recycling Center
WEDNESDAY  8:00 am - 3:00 pm
SATURDAY 8:00 am - 1:00 pm


• Single Stream Recycling • Metals/Appliances • Mercury Products • Batteries


LEAF COMPOSTING DROP OFF ONLY
Opening Day: on Saturday April 13th, 2019
HOURS MONDAY THROUGH FRIDAY 8:00 am - 3:00 pm

BRUSH DROP OFF
WEDNESDAY 8:00 am - 3:00 pm 
SATURDAY 8:00 am - 1:00 pm

ALL BAGS MUST NOW BE EMPTIED DUE TO EXCESSIVE LITTER CONTAMINATING COMPOST PILE. BRUSH CANNOT BE LONGER THAN 4 FEET AND 8 INCHES IN DIAMETER. 


Recycling Facts:
Each person in the U.S. uses about 580 lbs of paper per year. When paper is incinerated, carbon containing gases and soot are released into the air.
  • Every 17 lbs of paper that we recycle saves one tree.
  • About 2,000 lbs equals 1 ton of paper.
  • Recycling the Sunday paper would save 500,000 trees each week.
  • If trees are not cut, they continue to add oxygen to the air and remove carbon dioxide from the air.
  • 29% of all the wood (one billion trees) cut from U.S. forests is used for paper.
What you can recycle at the Haverhill Recycling Center:
(The Recycling Center is located behind DPW Garage at 500 Primrose St.) - For applicable items, you can pay at the front office, or  pay online and bring receipt to onsite  attendant or  you can pay by check to the onsite  attendant.
  • Mixed paper and cardboard
  • Aluminum cans, pie plates, trays and foil
  • Metal cans, steel, and tin
  • Clean glass bottles and jars, clear and colored
  • Plastic containers #1 thru #7, clear and colored including blisterpaks.  
  • Composting Program
  • Used waste oil:
    Collection is the last Sat. of each month from 9:00am-1:00pm. There is a 5-Gallon limit
  • Appliances and Scrap Metal:
    Stoves, hot water heaters, dishwashers, Dryers, Washers, Microwaves, Refrigerators, Air Conditioners, and Freezers Wed. and Sat. from  8:00am-1:00pm.  A fee of $15.00 per appliance applies.  Scrap Metal is accepted free of charge. 
  • Tires:
    A fee of $5 for passenger and $10 for truck tires can be paid online for Saturday drop off or at front office prior to drop-off.  Print receipt for attendant on site or pay by check to the onsite attendant. Tires do not have to be off the rims. Wed. and Sat. from  8:00am-1:00pm.
  • Specialty and Rechargeable Batteries
What's NOT accepted at the Recycling Drop-Off Center:
  • No trash bags or plastic bags
  • No Styrofoam
  • No wall paper, metallic wrapping paper, tissue, wax paper, wax cardboard and no soiled, grease or any remaining food particles.
  • No materials shall contain any hazardous or toxic substances (paint and aerosol cans)

Local Businesses:
Save money on your disposal costs. Does your dumpster fill up too fast? Is there too much paper and cardboard in your dumpster? Why pay for it when you can drop it off for free? Bring your mixed paper and cardboard down to the Recycling Center. Convenient hours: Wed. and Sat. 8am - 1p.m.


 Compost Drop-off will be opening for the season on Saturday,  April 13th, 2019.
The City of Haverhill's Compost program accepts leaves, grass, and brush for drop-off at 500 Primrose St.      
  • Grass & Leaves: Monday - Friday 8:00am-3:00pm
  • Brush: Wednesday and Saturday: 8:00am-1:00pm.
  • The Compost area is closed during the winter months.
Please help keep our compost pile clean by making sure your grass and leaves are free of trash and debris. Grass and leaves can be dumped loosely or in biodegradable paper bags. All plastic bags must be emptied and removed from the site by the resident.
To Purchase a Compost Sticker/Pass
Residents can purchase a sticker at the Highway Department, 500 Primrose Street, Haverhill
Monday-Friday 8:00 am – 3:00 pm
RESIDENTIAL STICKERS MUST BE AFFIXED TO THE VEHICLE ON THE LOWER LEFT CORNER OF THE WINDSHIELD. For a replacement sticker (for new windshield or new vehicle) you must turn in previously purchased sticker. LOST STICKERS WILL NOT RE REPLACED FREE OF CHARGE.