Recycling and Compost Center

  yard waste

The Compost Center will be opening for the season on Saturday,  April 27th, 2019, and will close December 1st, 2019.
The City of Haverhill's Compost program accepts leaves, grass, and brush for drop-off at 500 Primrose St.  The Compost Center is for Haverhill residents ONLY.

Grass, Leaves and Brush: Wednesday-Saturday: 8:00am-1:00pm.
The Compost area is closed during the winter months.  

Please help keep our compost pile clean by making sure your grass and leaves are free of trash and debris. Grass and leaves can be dumped loosely or in biodegradable paper bags. All plastic bags must be emptied and removed from the site by the resident.

To Purchase a Compost Sticker/Pass
Residents can purchase a sticker at the Highway Department, 500 Primrose Street, Haverhill - Monday-Friday 8:00 am – 3:00 pm
RESIDENTIAL STICKERS MUST BE AFFIXED TO THE VEHICLE ON THE LOWER LEFT CORNER OF THE WINDSHIELD. For a replacement sticker (for new windshield or new vehicle) you must turn in previously purchased sticker. LOST STICKERS WILL NOT BE  REPLACED.
Fees for disposal of brush, grass and leaves are as follows:
Individual Residents: $45.00 annually (sticker) Or $9.00 per day pass
Senior Residents: $30.00 annually (sticker) (Age 65 or older) or $9.00 per day pass.

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What you can recycle at the Haverhill Recycling Center:
(The Recycling Center is located behind DPW Garage at 500 Primrose St.) 
The Recycling Center is open all year round, but has seasonal hours as below:

Inseason (When Compost Center is open); Wednseday THRU Saturday 8am-1pm
Offseason (When Compost Center is closed); Wednesday 8am-1pm AND Saturday 8am-1pm

For applicable items, you can pay at the front office, or  pay online and bring receipt to onsite  attendant or  you can pay by check to the onsite  attendant.
  • Mixed paper and cardboard
  • Aluminum cans, pie plates, trays and foil
  • Metal cans, steel, and tin
  • Clean glass bottles and jars, clear and colored
  • Plastic containers #1 thru #7, clear and colored including blisterpaks. 
  • Composting Program
  • Used waste oil:
    Collection is the last Sat. of each month from 9:00am-1:00pm. There is a 5-Gallon limit
  • Appliances and Scrap Metal:
    Stoves, hot water heaters, dishwashers, Dryers, Washers, Microwaves, Refrigerators, Air Conditioners, and Freezers Wed. and Sat. from  8:00am-1:00pm.  A fee of $15.00 per appliance applies.  Scrap Metal is accepted free of charge. 
  • Tires:
    A fee of $5 for passenger and $10 for truck tires can be paid online for Saturday drop off or at front office prior to drop-off.  Print receipt for attendant on site or pay by check to the onsite attendant. Tires do not have to be off the rims. Wed. and Sat. from  8:00am-1:00pm.
  • Specialty and Rechargeable Batteries
What's NOT accepted at the Recycling Drop-Off Center:
  • No trash bags or plastic bags
  • No Styrofoam
  • No wall paper, metallic wrapping paper, tissue, wax paper, wax cardboard and no soiled, grease or any remaining food particles.
  • No materials shall contain any hazardous or toxic substances (paint and aerosol cans)
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