Solid Waste & Recycling Office, DPW
Reminder: In honor of Martin Luther King Jr Day on Monday 1/20, your trash and recycling collection will be delayed by one day.
January 7, 2020
CITY‐WIDE RECYCLING AUDIT PRESS RELEASE
The City of Lowell’s solid waste and recycling contractor, Waste Management, will have an audit completed on city‐wide recycling beginning on Monday, January 13, 2020 and continuing through Friday, January 24, 2020. The audit consists of an analysis of a daily sample taken from recycling material collected within neighborhoods. The percentage of non‐recyclable items within the sample is calculated. Higher percentages of non‐recyclable materials may result in higher recycling fees for the City.
In advance of this audit, the City reminds the community of best recycling practices. In addition to the guidelines listed below, some other non‐recyclable items that the City typically finds in recycling bins include Styrofoam, coated wrapping paper, toys, wood, lights, bulky items (broom, fake Christmas trees), and shredded paper.
Should you have any questions about recycling, please contact Chris Haley, the Solid Waste/Recycling Coordinator, at 978‐674‐4309. Additional information is also available www.LowellRecycle.org. We appreciate everyone’s cooperation in this effort.
The City is proud to announce the addition of the Khmer language to the LowellRecycle App.
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- 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!
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) Wednesday routes bump to Thursday, Thursday to Friday, etc.