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Ipswich Transfer Station

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The Transfer Station is open to all residents with a Beach Sticker or a Transfer Station Sticker (free at the Department of Public Works office with vehicle registration). Listed below are categories of items that may be dropped off for recycling (details).

  • Books, CDs, DVDs: items in good condition go in the More Than Words box
  • Cardboard: large sizes (e.g. appliance boxes) or amounts (e.g. multiple moving boxes)
  • Curbside Recycling: recyclable items for residents who missed recycling or who do not have residential recycling pickup
  • Fluorescent Tubes & CFL Bulbs (unbroken), Thermometers, Thermostats
  • Rigid Plastic: heavy plastics that are not recyclable curbside (do not have recycling number or symbol). NO tarps, PVC piping/tubing, vinyl siding, water hoses, vinyl toys (inflatable pools or toys, tents, etc.), composite decking, or metal gutters (put metal gutters in scrap metal dumpster)
  • Scrap Metal: items that are at least 60% metal
  • Shrink Wrap: Boat shrink wrap seasonal dropoff is April 1 to June 30
  • Textiles: clothing, sheets, small pillows and other textiles go in the Red Cross box
  • Waste Cooking Oil: place in a sealed container with a screw-on cap
  • Yard Waste: leaves, brush and branches LESS THAN 4 inches in diameter, but NO rocks, logs or stumps