Solid Waste & Recycling

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. 

Recycle on Nantucket

All items should be clean and empty.

  • Plastics (ALL plastics including plastic bags)
  • Aluminum and tin
  • Shipping boxes
  • Glass (bottles and jars only)

* 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.