Solid Waste & Recycling Office, DPW

The mission of the Solid Waste and Recycling Office is to help educate everyone about how to Reduce trash, Reuse materials that might otherwise be thought of as trash, and Recycle materials for the environment and economy.
Search for your Trash, Recycling, and Yard Waste schedule by entering your address:
Want updates and reminders from our office? Click "Get a reminder!" after typing in your schedule! You can also download our free app "LowellRecycle" to get your schedule and updates delivered right to your smartphone.

⇒ SUMMER SCHEDULE ⇐

YARD WASTE is collected Every-Other-Week (opposite your recycling) - Please do not report 'missed Yard Waste' if this IS your recycle week.
 Regular Collection Schedule.
Please do not report a miss if carts were set out after 7 am
FREE Repair Service
7-10 business days...
Regular Collection Schedule
 Monday 7/22 - Friday 7/26
GREEN-lid Recycling Carts will be picked up this week
Yard Waste will be picked-up for BLUE-lid Recycling neighborhoods
Be sure to have your carts curbside by 7 AM

 Recycling & Disposal Events
We welcome our residents & visitors from surrounding communities!
Hazardous Waste Day                                                Material Saturday         
Sat. May 4th                                                              Sat. June 29th
                           -                                                                             Sat. July 27th
                                                                                                         Sat. Aug 31st
                           -                                                                             Sat. Sept 28th
                                                                                                          Sat. Oct 26th
               Sat. October 5th                                                                Sat Nov 30th


MassDEP Universal Recycling List

recyclsmartma Opens in new window

Image result for no plastic bags massdep
PLASTIC BAG BAN ORDINANCE: PDF

How to Get Rid of consumer Electronics

MassDEP Beyond the BIN Directory

DEP Beyond the Bin