Waste Management

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

March 26, 2020
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 the item you wish to dispose of too large to fit in the open container, please bring it back home with you.  If you have questions, please feel free to call Superintendent Whitehouse at 508-398-2231 Ext 1515.

20/21 Disposal & Recycle Only Sticker deadline has been extended by Board of Selectmen to April 15, 2020

Existing Yarmouth Disposal Area sticker holders can utilize their existing Disposal Area sticker to access the facility until April 15th. Once this grace period has expired a new Disposal Area sticker will be required. You may also present proof of payment for a new sticker (ex: online receipt or canceled check) in order to access the Disposal Area for household trash disposal or recycling. Those with stickers on their vehicle that expire 4/1/20 do not have to present an online receipt or a canceled check during this 15 day grace period. 

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. Hours of Operation
  2. Accepted Items (current)
  3. Items NOT Accepted (temporarily)
  4. Services Currently Unavailable

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

    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.  


"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.


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

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.