The Yarmouth Recycling Center accepts the following items.
Junk mail, paperboard (cereal boxes and the like) brown paper bags. No shredded paper--it tangles recycling equipment.
Please breakdown your cardboard so that it is flat. Empty pizza boxes, even with some grease, can be recycled. What is cardboard? It is made of three separate layers of paper: an inside layer, an outside layer and fluting that runs in between.
Please don't put newspaper in bags, paper or plastic.
Put magazines and catalogs in the Magazine shed or in the large container next to it marked "MAG."
Recycle single use plastic containers that have a lid or cap. Examples: water bottles, yogurt containers, laundry detergent bottles, "clam shell" containers for lettuce, fruit, etc. Attach lids/caps. All items should be clean. No heavy-duty rigid plastics like toys, laundry baskets, etc.
Metal / Tin cans
Metal containers should be empty.
Aluminum / Foil
Aluminum cans should be empty. Foil should be clean.
Bulky metal materials. Fees may apply.
Small Metal items that can fit through a 2' by 2' opening.
Glass (all colors mixed together)
Bottles and jars should be empty. Remove corks and lids. No plate glass, lightbulbs, glassware, Pyrex. CFC and fluorescent light bulbs contain mercury. Please drop them off at the shed.
Put hard and soft cover books in the large white receptacles.
Put used eyeglasses (and hearing aids) in the yellow bin hosted by the Lions Club.
Take to the scale house. There is a 10.00 fee for disposal.
Residential food waste only, including vegetable and meat scraps, bones, and fat. NO plastic bags, cups, containers unless they are BPI (Biodegradable Products Institute) certified. An example of bags that are allowed are biodegradable Biobags which may be ordered online. For more information click here
Put used hearing aids (and eyeglasses) in the yellow bin hosted by the Lions Club.
Returnable containers should be bagged and left at the designated area next to the Magazine shed. They will benefit local charities.
Textiles include donation quality clothes, sheets, towels, rags, and other items made of fabric.
U.S. Flags brought to the Recycling Center (or Yarmouth Town Hall) will be disposed of properly by a local Boy Scout troop..
Construction and Demolition Debris
Construction & Demolition debris includes concrete, lumber, roofing shingles, etc. Fees apply.
Yard Waste Grass and Leaves
Grass, leaves and small brush clippings. No branches larger than thumb width.
MA Bottle Deposit
Massachusetts is one of 10 states in the United States with container deposit legislation popularly called "bottle bills".
- paper towels
- Gift wrap
- plastic cutlery
- k cups
- flower pots
- Single use cups, lids and straws
- glassware / Pyrex
- window glass
Preview of our Disposal Dictionary. Type "paper egg carton" above to test it out!
Residents of Massachusetts can use the Recyclopedia while our Disposal Dictionary is under development.