Waste Management

Scale House Operations
Green Light/NO Alert = Open
Red Light/Alert Posted = Closed

**Scale House is Under Modified Operations. Check Alert RED/GREEN signal on this page for Open/Closed Status of Disposal Scale House Operations.**

*Please Note: Effective May 17th the Scale House will be OPEN 7 DAYS A WEEK (provided staffing is available)

Disposal Scale House Status

  1. There are no alerts at this time.

Due to COVID-19 the Disposal Scale House Operations are under modified hours and will be open on a per diem basis as conditions allow until further notice. Please check the alert area above and thank you for your patience.

**Town DPW COVID-19 Disposal Area Response Plan**

May 2020 UPDATE
In response to the circumstances related to the CORONAVIRUS/COVID-19 Public Health Emergency, the Town of Yarmouth Town Seal ImageYarmouth has developed a Response Plan to maintain essential services while keeping staff and residents safe. Below is an explanation of the modified operations implemented at the Disposal Area.

Please know that the staff at the Disposal Area want to provide the best service possible but during these troubling times we MUST keep our distance. We will be staying inside our vehicles or the gate house and using bull horns to communicate. We ask that no items of any kind be left on the ground. If you have questions, please feel free to call Superintendent Whitehouse at 508-398-2231 Ext 1515.

Disposal Area Scale House Update (5/16):
The Town of Yarmouth Waste Management pay “Scale House” is open, and with staff availability will remain open seven days a week starting Sunday, May 17, 2020. Please note that operations have been revised and operation status will be on a DAY BY DAY basis. Operations may close some days depending on staff availability. Check back on this page for daily updates and visit the TOP OF THIS PAGE for the Scale House Operations Open/Closed Status daily. Accepting all forms of payment.

Yarmouth Disposal Area Modified Operations Plan (5/15)

Please remember to show your appreciation to Sanitation Workers during these difficult times by not leaving behind any loose trash/items. 

Yarmouth Disposal Coupon Book can also be purchased ONLINE at https://www.yarmouth.ma.us/1501/Online-Services. DETAILS: Each book costs $100 and contains (10) Coupons, each coupon allows the user to drive to the Residential Drop Off/Recycle (606 Forest Road, Yarmouth, MA 02664) area with up to (5) bags of household rubbish plus recycling, stopping upon each visit at the Gate House to turn in a coupon. (You will find the Gate House by entering the front gate, taking a sharp right turn, where you will see the Gate House straight ahead, that attendant will ask that you rip the coupon in half and place that coupon in the trash bin while they are watching). Directly ahead you will find up to (10) roll off containers for household rubbish, which allows ample room for PHYSICAL DISTANCING, the last half f the rotary is dedicated to recycling items.


20/21 Disposal & Recycle Only Sticker deadline extended by Board of Selectmen to June 1st, 2020
As of April 14th existing Yarmouth Disposal Area sticker holders can utilize their existing Disposal Area sticker to access the facility until June 1st. Once this grace period has expired a new Disposal Area sticker will be required.

Renewal and new stickers may be ordered online by visiting: https://www.yarmouth.ma.us/1501/Online-Services. Alternatively, they may also be ordered by calling 508-381-5455 or via mail using the following instructions: https://www.yarmouth.ma.us/DocumentCenter/View/10166/Yarmouth-Sticker-App-2019 .

Please visit our Yarmouth COVID19 Communications Page for the most recent Town updates & health information.

  1. Residential Drop Off Hours of Operation
  2. Recycle Update (5/1/20)
  3. Pay As You Go Scale (5/17/20)
  4. Account Applications

Residential Drop Off & Recycle Area Hours of Operation 

Open 7 days a Week 7:30-3:30
Note: To reduce large crowds, we recommend avoiding the Disposal Area during the following peak hours of traffic:
• Weekdays from 11AM to 2PM
• Weekends from 11AM to 1PM and 3PM to 3:30PM

**Please know that the staff at the Disposal Area want to provide the best service possible but during these troubling times we MUST keep our distance. We will be staying inside our vehicles or the gate house and using bull horns to communicate.**

Yarmouth’s Residential Waste Drop Off & Recycle Area is located at:
606 Forest Road, South Yarmouth, MA 02664

Stickers are required for household waste and/or recyclable items, all other items can be taken to the Scale House where payment will be accepted in the form of cash, check or credit card.  (see fees)  

*  Please note: 
Refrigerators must have doors removed before they will be accepted at this facility. 
Currently waste oil drop-off is closed for repairs, notice of reopening will be posted onsite.

  1. Roby Whitehouse

    Superintendent
    Phone: 508-398-2231, Ext. 1515

  1. No Sticker? No Problem!
  2. Household Hazardous Waste
  3. Recycle SMART (DEP)
  4. Hours/Holidays
  5. Yarmouth Bag Ban
  6. Newspaper Vs. Mixed Paper
  7. Don't toss, items that could go Beyond the Bin
  8. What is Corrugated Cardboard?

Welcome to Yarmouth, 

The Residential Disposal and Recycling Center is located at 606 Forest Road, South Yarmouth, if your vehicle does not have a sticker, there are options available to dispose of household trash.  The facility is open 7 days a week (excluding major holidays) from 7:30-3:30, forms of payment accepted include cash, check, and credit card, all payments are made at the Scale House, which is located in the center of the facility.  The Scale House can be located by entering  the facility through the main gate, traveling straight ahead, bearing to the right slightly just before the fueling station, the Scale House will be right in front of you.  

OPTION 1:

"Pay As You Throw" up to 5 bags of household trash for $15.00 (plus recycling, for more info on recycling see the Recycle Guide above on the right side of the Waste Management page.) + $1.00 each additional bag.    Once you have paid, you will receive a receipt, please take the receipt over to the Residential Drop Off Area, and show the receipt to the Gate Attendant, who will initial the document, that staff member will provide directions and respond to any questions you might have about recycling.

OPTION 2:

If you are returning to Yarmouth or staying for the summer you might consider a Disposal Coupon book, each book costs $100 and are available at the Scale House as well as the Town  Clerk's office at Town Hall.  Each book contains 10 coupons, each coupon allows the user to drive to the Residential Drop Off/Recycle area with up to 5 bags of household trash plus recycling, stopping first at the Gate House to turn in a coupon. (please pay close attention to the guide listed at the top of this web page, as recycling in Yarmouth may be a bit different than what you are used to. If this is your first visit to Yarmouth's Drop Off/Recycle area, you can access by turning right just after entering the main gate, the Gate House Attendant will be straight ahead as you enter the rotary on your left, who will gladly take your coupon and answer any questions you may have about the facility.  As you enter the rotary, there are up to 10 roll off containers for house hold trash, the last half of the rotary is dedicated to recycling items such as metal, newspapers, mixed paper, single use plastic/tin/single use glass, batteries, clothing, books, ashes, oil/antifreeze.  

Please reference the fee list for items that are banned from household trash here in Massachusetts.   (all fee items must be paid for at the  Scale House)

Again thank you for visiting Yarmouth, we hope you had a pleasant stay.  If there are details we failed to include on this page, please let us know by e-mailing rwhitehouse@yarmouth.ma.us or by calling 508-398-2231 ext. 1515

  1. Mattress Recycling
  2. Information Sessions
  3. Sticker update (4/15/20)

Yarmouth would like to help do the right thing by recycling mattresses!  A fee of $15 for all mattresses and box springs still applies. Did you know that there are components of a mattress that can be recycled? Through a grant from DEP, the Town of Yarmouth will be sending all acceptable mattresses to a company called ACE Mattress Recycling. There are some limitations to the recycling program to which we want to alert you. Some of the key points are shown below.

All mattresses must be as follows:

  • from Yarmouth residences
  • clean and unsoiled

Mattresses will not be recycled if they are as follows:

  • mangled and twisted in any way
  • have bedbugs
  • have covers of any kind, e.g., sheets, blankets, plastic covers
  • are wet and/or moldy

Ace Mattress Recycling does not accept the following:

  • futon mattresses
  • car seats
  • crib mattresses

Disposal Area staff will be happy to send you to the appropriate location to deposit your mattress. If it cannot be recycled, we can direct you to the right spot to drop it off.