Solid Waste & Recycling

DROP-OFF LOCATION FOR BAGGED ROADSIDE LITTER

With current staffing shortages and to keep the ACK Clean Team spirit alive year round, DPW staff will stop by on Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays and remove consolidated, bagged ROADSIDE litter from the following bike path drop-off locations (look for the signs). Please call DPW at 508-228-7244 for special pickup of large items found.

Drop-off locations: 

  • Milestone Bike Path (near Polpis Road)
  • Milestone Bike Path at Tom Nevers Road
  • Polpis Bike Path at Don Allen FORD Crosswalk
  • Madaket Bike Path at Eel Point Crosswalk
  • Surfside Bike Path at Boulevarde Road

THANK YOU FOR HELPING KEEP NANTUCKET CLEAN!

Disposal of household waste prohibited by Town of Nantucket bylaw 125-7. Violations subject to fine.


Nantucket’s mandatory recycling program was established in July of 1996. All residential and commercial property owners or occupants are required to recycle. The Material Recovery Facility (MRF) provides a single drop-off area for all source-separated recyclable and household waste.

Waste streams flyer

RECYCLABLES 

  • Shipping Boxes (clean, corrugated cardboard)
  • Plastics (bottles, cups, jars, jugs, and tubs)
  • Tin/Aluminum (food and beverage cans, bottle and jar lids, aluminum foil items)
  • Glass (bottles and jars). Sort lids and caps according to their material.

COMPOSTABLE WASTE

Food scraps and mixed paper. This includes, for example, pizza/food boxes, paper towels, paper bags, newspapers, magazines, tissues, coffee grounds, pet waste. 

Note: waxed paper items (and all other items made from a mix of materials) go in Non-Recyclable & Non-Compostable Waste.

NON-RECYCLABLE & NON-COMPOSTABLE WASTE 

Household waste items that do not belong in the other streams. This includes: plastic bags and other plastic film, Styrofoam, plastic wrappers, chip bags, milk cartons, cleaning wipes, diapers, incandescent lights, textiles that are not reusable (you can leave your reusable textiles at the Take-It-or-Leave-It), and all items and packaging made from a mix of materials (when possible, please separate items made from a mix of materials into their separate waste streams).

* All items should be clean and empty, and must be contained in clear plastic bags. 

** All loads must be covered when en-route to the landfill. Fines can be issued for trash blowing from vehicles.


This page was last updated on August 19, 2019.