Roby Talks Trash
- Recycle SMART (DEP)
- Stickers (Updated 10/16/18)
- Yarmouth Bag Ban
- Newspaper Vs. Mixed Paper
- Household Hazardous Waste
- Beyond the Bin
- Corrugated Cardboard (updated 12/11/18)
- Upcoming Events (updated 4/3/19)
Department of Environmental Protection has spent a considerable amount of time compiling a universal list for recycling, it may not apply to all items in Yarmouth, but well worth the look. Use the Recycle Smart link below to investigate money-saving, trash-reducing initiatives. Let me know what you think. Roby Whitehouse at 508-398-2231, Ext. 1515, or via email.
The residential drop-off area, commercial drop-off area, and composting area serve Yarmouth residents.
A sticker is required to use the residential drop-off area to dispose of household rubbish.
Currently recycling, including the compost area, is free to all Yarmouth residents, bringing materials themselves.
After April 1, 2019 all vehicles entering to drop off household rubbish and/or recycle must have a sticker. Full Disposal Stickers cover both household rubbish drop off as well as recycling.
Recycling Only Stickers will cover the following: (This type of sticker are only required if a vehicle DOES NOT have a Full Disposal Sticker)
Small Metal, Motor Oil, Antifreeze, Compost, Glass, Used linen, Cardboard, Batteries, Newspaper, Plastic, Tin Cans, Ash, Books, Magazines, Mixed Paper, Sharps, Mercury
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 wishing to drop off items that are not allowed in Household waste must pay a fee for items disposed of, either by weight or per item at the Scale House.
Hours of Operation are Sunday - Saturday, 7:30 A.M. - 3:30 P.M.
The Disposal Area is closed on the following legal holidays:
- New Year's Day
- Martin Luther King Day
- Presidents' Day
- Patriots' Day
- Memorial Day
- Independence Day
- Labor Day
- Columbus Day
- Veterans Day
- Thanksgiving Day
- Christmas Day
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:
China's increased Environmental restrictions have caused United States Recycling Vendors only offer REBATES for uncontaminated loads of Newspaper. For this reason your Waste Management Division asks that you limit any deposits in the Newspaper bin to Newspaper only.
All non - Newspaper Paper items can be placed in the Mixed Paper bin, this includes glossy ads, office paper, envelopes, tissue/cereal boxes, kraft paper, tissue paper, brown paper bags. (milk and soup cartons with waxy coating are NOT recyclable, please place in Household trash.)
- 2019 Household Hazardous Waste Collections Free to Yarmouth Residents will take place:
Where: Senior Center, 528 Forest Road, South Yarmouth
When: July 20, 2019 9:00-12:00 & October 5, 2019 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
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Uncontaminated loads of corrugated cardboard have a positive value, however when plastic bags, Styrofoam, or non corrugated boxes are added the load can be rejected or worse yet loose its value. Please remember that all corrugated boxes must be flattened, they are placed in a compactor but they take up less space if they are flattened before being added to the hopper.
Corrugated pizza boxes (without the pizza) is acceptable in the Corrugated Cardboard bin.
What is CORRUGATED CARDBOARD?Corrugated (aka pleated) material is made up of three separate layers of paper: an inside liner, an outside liner and fluting that runs in between.
What is NON corrugated cardboard?
Cardboard is a heavy-duty paper stock also known as paperboard. It is rarely used in heavy-duty packaging. Typical applications are cereal boxes and other smaller consumer goods packages, items like this should be placed in the MIXED PAPER BIN.
Waste Management will be partnering with the Bridgewater University' Cape Cod Campus to present Public Works Awareness, which will include Recycling Information Sessions in the Spring of 2019 dates/time to be announced:
Check the Register monthly for articles from RASWAC: (here is a link to the first article)
Yarmouth's 2019 Hazardous Waste Brochure is available here.
2019 Hazardous Waste Collections in Yarmouth are scheduled for July 20 and October 5 at the following site:
Yarmouth Senior Center
528 Forest Road
Alternative collection dates and sites are available at the Cape Cod Cooperative Extension website.
Learn about Latex Paint Collection and Recycling from the Town of Bourne's website.
Yarmouth would like to help do the right thing by recycling mattresses! A fee of $15 for all mattresses and box springs still applies. 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 to which we want to alert you. Some of the key points are shown below.
All mattresses must be as follows:
- from Yarmouth residences
- clean and unsoiled
Mattresses will not be recycled if they are as follows:
- mangled and twisted in any way
- have bedbugs
- have covers of any kind, e.g., sheets, blankets, plastic covers
- are wet and/or moldy
Ace Mattress Recycling does not accept the following:
- futon mattresses
- car seats
- crib mattresses
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.