Solid Waste & Recycling Office, DPW

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1. Our office at 1365 Middlesex St is closed to the public. Residents who wish to get in contact with a staff member may call our main line or send an email to recycle@lowellma.gov. Otherwise, please use our missed pick up or broken cart form below or refer to our app LowellRecycle for collection reminders and updates.
2. Yard waste pick up starts the week of March 23rd. For a complete schedule, please enter your address in the field below.
  3. The recycling drop-off container at 1365 Middlesex St is Currently CLOSED until further notice.
4. Big/bulky item pick up by Waste Management has resumed.
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Why was my cart missed?
To make sure your carts get picked up, follow these rules. Carts must:
  • be out by 7 am on your service day
  • be against or at the edge of the curb and at least an arm's length from any vehicle
  • have closed lids
  • be less than 250 pounds - the trucks have weight limitations on what they can pick up!
If your trash or recycling carts are given rejection stickers, the carts are in violation of one of the above rules or contain items that do not belong in that cart. Please do not report a miss if your carts are in violation of any of the above rules, or have rejection stickers.
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Want a more detailed list of what you can and cannot recycle? Check out the MassDEP Universal Recycling List!

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Want a more detailed list of what you can and cannot recycle? Check out the MassDEP Universal Recycling List!

Want a more detailed list of what you can and cannot recycle? Check out the MassDEP Universal Recycling List!

MassDEP Beyond the BIN Directory

DEP Beyond the Bin
Find out where to donate new/gently used items by clicking the image below!
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The City of Lowell observes eleven (11) holidays each year. The week of the holiday, collection days for all routes on or after the holiday will be 'bumped' one day.

 
New Year's Day (Wednesday, Jan. 1) Wednesday routes bumped to Thursday,  Thursday bumped to Friday, etc.    
Martin Luther King Jr. Day (Monday, Jan. 20) one day delayed pick up for all routes (Mon-Fri)
President's Day (Monday, Feb. 17) one day delayed pick up for all routes (Mon-Fri)
Patriot's Day (Monday, Apr. 20) one day delayed pick up for all routes (Mon-Fri)
Memorial Day (Monday, May 25) one day delayed pick up for all routes (Mon-Fri)
Independence Day (Saturday, July 4 - observed Friday, July 3) No routes will be changed that week
Labor Day (Monday, Sep. 7) one day delayed pick up for all routes (Mon-Fri)
Columbus Day (Monday, Oct. 12) one day delayed pick up for all routes (Mon-Fri)
Veteran's Day (Wednesday , Nov. 11) one day delayed pick up for Wed - Friday routes 
Thanksgiving Day (Thursday, Nov. 26) Thursday routes bump to Friday, Friday to Saturday
Christmas Day (Friday, Dec. 25) Friday routes bump to Saturday

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