Solid Waste/Recycling Department Announces Acceptable Recyclable Materials

Acceptable Recyclable Items Announced

(Saugus, MA) July 19, 2018 – The Town of Saugus’ Solid Waste and Recycling Department Coordinator Lorna Cerbone would like to remind residents that the following materials are recyclable and may be placed curbside for collection each week: paper, cardboard, pizza boxes, and mixed containers such as glass, tin, plastic cans, various containers, and jugs. All cardboard boxes should be broken down to 3’ by 3’, and pizza boxes and mixed containers should be clean.

The following materials may not be recycled through the Town’s curbside collection service:

  • Plastic bags and film wraps – can be recycled at a local food store, Walmart, or Target.  
  • Styrofoam – should be placed in the trash.
  • Clothes hangers – can be given to dry cleaners.
  • Plastic hoses – dispose in the trash.  
  • Rigid plastics and kids toys – may be disposed of curbside with $2 sticker
  • Scrap metal – can be recycled at the drop-off site.  

“Due to recent international recycling restrictions, our local collection facility is no longer able to recycle materials in plastic bags or rigid plastic items,” said Cerbone. “We encourage residents to recycle their plastic bags at your local supermarket or retailer, and dispose of any rigid plastic items curbside with a $2 sticker.”

JRM will only collect accepted items. The Town of Saugus would like to thank everyone for their cooperation.

Please contact Solid Waste/Recycling Coordinator Lorna Cerbone at 781-231-4036 with any questions.


About The Town of Saugus

The Town of Saugus, Massachusetts, is a family-friendly, historic neighborhood Town located along the north shore, ten miles north of Boston. First settled in 1629, Saugus is home to historic sites, top-tier public services, and a thriving business community. Strong community support, a forward-thinking approach to town government, rich recreational opportunities, affordable choices, and easy access to all the amenities that Boston has to offer – they all contribute to make Saugus a Town where businesses flourish and families make their home.