Newburyport is prepping for the Yard Waste Facility Season (YWF)

Tuesday February 22, 2022

Think about gardening season and you can now order your YWF sticker. Anticipated opening day is Tuesday April 5.

To Purchase your sticker:

  •         Visit the city’s web site at (or, visit and search for Online Payments)
  •         Then click on Order Now For Yard Waste stickers.
  •         Follow the directions and your sticker will be mailed within 3 to 5 business days.
  •         You can print your receipt or copy the confirmation number to use as proof of purchase until your sticker arrives.

For Landscapers

If you work on 3 or more lawns or properties then you will need a Landscaper Permit to use our Yard Waste Facility. This annual permit (April – December) can be purchased at Newburyport City Hall for $250. Call 978-465-4410 for an application.

Leaf Pick-up

Curbside leaf pick-up happens on two Saturdays in the spring: Saturday, April 30 and Saturday, May 14. Bags with materials other than leaves will be left behind.  Have leaves in paper leaf bags, or leaves in labeled barrels, out by 7 a.m. Please fold bags over at the top.

Mattress and Box Spring Pick-up

Tuesday March 22 (or call 978-465-4410 to ask about drop-off options). The non-profit UTEC comes for curbside pick-up of mattresses and box springs at a cost of $15 apiece. They will be dismantled for component recycling.  Call the Health Department at 978-465-4410, ext. 1.

Food Scraps/Organics

To get your food waste picked up, residents have three options:

  1.     Visit  Black Earth Compost and subscribe at to have  food waste picked up curbside


  1.     Do it yourself with a deeply-discounted backyard composter (Earth Machine) that can be purchased at the Yard Waste Facility.  $25 price for Newburyport residents only.


  1.     Drop off your organics in paper or compostable bags only at one of three sites:
  •         115 Water at our Waste Water Treatment Facility
  •         Cushing Park at Washington and Kent Street
  •         Yard Waste Facility at Colby Farm Lane  

There will be no delays in Trash or Recycling Collection until Memorial Day.

For additional information visit, or call 978-465-4410, ext. 1, or email

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