October 1 - April 30
Monday - Friday, 8am-3pm
Saturday, Sunday, 8am-12pm
May 1 - September 30
Monday - Friday, 7am-3pm
Saturday, Sunday, 8am-12pm
All trash must be contained in clear plastic bags.
All loads must be covered when en-route to the landfill. Fines can be issued for trash blowing from vehicles
Nantucket’s MANDATORY RECYCLING program was established in July of 1996. All residential and commercial property owners or occupants are required to recycle. The Material Recovery Facility (MRF) provides a single drop-off area for all source-separated recyclable and household waste. Commercial haulers carrying large loads of commingled recyclables will make use of a separate tipping floor.
• Staying On a Boat?
Look for the satellite recycling shed at the Town Pier. Deposit your recyclables there. Please do not deposit household waste in the satellite recycling shed.
• Here for a Week or Year-Round?
All residents may take their recyclables to the MRF (Materials Recycling Facility) at the landfill either source-separated (done at home) or separated there into labeled chutes
If you separate recyclables at home, please do so as described in the chart (link to chart is above). If you take mixed or commingled recyclables to the MRF, please follow the directions at the Citizens Drop-Off Center. There is no charge for the drop-off of recyclables or household trash.
Updates and further information can be obtained by calling the MRF.
• What not to Recycle
Pizza boxes, egg cartons, waxed containers such as milk or juice containers. Any container that is biodegradable goes into household trash.
• What to Recycle
Clear, green, brown bottles and jars; such as mason jars, glass juice bottles, spaghetti sauce jars, mason jars, glass and mirrors (frames must be removed) etc . Rinse them clean, remove lids, collars, neck rings, corks, etc.; labels may be left on.
Do not include – other glass items, such as any dishes, plates, cups, Pyrex, ceramics, light bulbs.
Aluminum / tin / steel cans and lids.
Non-deposit and deposit beverage cans.
Aluminum foil or pie plates.
Rinse cans, and flatten if possible (not absolutely necessary); labels may be left on.
No paint or aerosol cans, these may be put in the metal bin if empty.
No cans containing hazardous waste, these must be brought to Hazardous Waste Day scheduled on Saturdays 6 times per year. Please see the link above for further iniformation, including the currently scheduled dates.
No other metal items.
Newspaper with inserts / paper bags.
Magazines, catalogs, phone books.
Paper must be clean and dry. Place newspaper, mixed paper and corrugated cardboard in separate bins. Keep paper materials separate. Flatten cardboard boxes.
No soiled paper or cardboard such as pizza boxes.
No waxed paper or waxed cardboard.
All plastic bottles, jars, tubes, containers labeled 1 to 7.
Rinse clean, remove lids and neck rings, may flatten or crush.
No plastic bags.
No motor oil / chemical containers.
No plastic other than those listed.
Grass, leaves and easily raked materials. This is deposited at the rear of the site in the landscape waste pile.
Branches and stumps - bring loose and deposit in designated area.
All branches must be 4 ft. long or less.
No plastic bags.
No flower pots.
No non-garden wastes.
Hazardous Waste to Recycle & Dates
Recycle dates are usually the 3rd Saturday in Season 8am–12noon. Please see link to Hazardous Waste brochure above.
Call with any questions DPW office at 508-228-7244.
Car and household batteries can be recycled during normal landfill hours.
From the Home
Silver polish, oven cleaner, toilet cleaner,
Photographic chemicals, disinfectant, drain cleaner, rug and upholstery cleaners, floor and furniture polish, oil-based cleaners, powder or abrasivecleaners, roach and ant killer, flea collarsand spray.
From the Car
Antifreeze, brake fluid, transmission fluid, used oil.
From the Workshop
Enamel, latex or oil-based paints, thinners and
turpentine, furniture strippers, wood
preservatives, stain and finish.
From the Yard and Garden
Chlorinated hydrocarbons, arsenicals(DDT,
arsenic), organo-phosphates, rat and mouse
poison, herbicides, house plant insecticides
Nail polish and remover, home permanents, hair dyes, etc.
Commercial waste, ammunition, explosives, radioactives, tanks (gas grill, propane) and fire extinguishers (these must be sent back to the manufacturer).
If a container is completely used and empty, it is not a hazardous waste.