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Every other week - recyclables (glass - all colors - newspapers, magazines, junk mail, office paper, computer paper and paper board [cereal and cracker boxes], steel and tin cans, aluminum containers, Number 1 through 5 and Number 7 plastics. Cardboard is a recyclable material and will not be picked up with your trash. Please break down, flatten and fold boxes, cartons and other pieces of cardboard into 3 foot by 3 foot by 2 foot bundles. Then tie or tape them together and place next to your bin. Whole boxes will not be accepted. Styrofoam, packing peanuts, plastic bags and films are not recyclable curbside. Recycling will be collected on the same day as the trash collection. Place recycling and trash curbside by 7 a.m. on your pickup day. Trash collection is weekly and recycling is every other week.
For curbside recycling schedule and information, call 978-623-8700 or e-mail Recycle@andoverma.us.
Information in regards to trash/recycling delays will be posted on the Town's website in addition to the Andover DPW Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter pages. Additionally, service alerts will go out to users of the Town's Solid Waste App.
In the event of a delay in collections, a Code Red call will be placed. Code Red automatically dials all listed landline numbers along with cell phones to those that have signed up. If residents have a landline that is unlisted, we suggest you sign up so you are included in notifications.
If you have not signed up, you may do so from the Code Red website. Code Red calls are not placed if collections are on their regular schedule or if delays are specific to a route or stream. Please view the Solid Waste App for route-specific delays.
Large Household Appliances are not allowed curbside through the Town's trash & recycling program. They include but are not limited to: refrigerators, stoves, washers, dryers, heaters, air conditioners, humidifiers/de-humidifiers, microwaves, etc. Residents are responsible for their disposal and associated costs. A list of Private Disposal Options is available on page 11 of the Recycling and Trash Collection Guide. In addition, check local advertisements and the yellow pages for disposal services and/or handyman services. View more information about appliances on the Town's Solid Waste App.
Residents are allowed one bulky item per week in their regular trash. Bulky items include: sofas, loveseats, tables, and chairs. If you are unsure if you have a bulky item or not, please view our Recycling and Trash Collection Guide, call 978-623-8701, or email email@example.com.
The Town of Andover supplies 18-gallon blue recycling bins at no charge to residents that receive curbside recycling pickup. These bins may be picked up at the Municipal Services Facility located at 5 Campanelli Drive. Please call ahead at 978-623-8701 or email firstname.lastname@example.org to arrange for bin pickups.
The Town of Andover only provides 18 gallon blue recycling bins for free. Larger barrels or toters are not provided. Residents can use larger personal containers (such as a 30-gallon trash barrel), with total weight less than 50 pounds and Two(2) Red Recycling Stickers on the outside. Red Stickers may be obtained for free at the Municipal Services Facility at 5 Campanelli Drive.