Solid Waste & Recycling Office, DPW

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UPDATE 12/15: Due to the evolving circumstances with COVID-19, our office is now closed to the public, however we are still operating M-F 7am - 4pm. For missed pick up OR a broken cart, fill out the forms below.

To contact a staff member, call 978-674-4309 or email 

Regular hours for the container: Tuesdays & Thursdays, 8 am - 3 pm effective Monday, November 23, 2020. The compactor is kept locked; please call when you arrive and we will unlock the door for you.

Yard Waste collection ended on December 11th. 
The week of December 7th will be the LAST week of yard waste collection for the season!

Our yearly flyers have been distributed to every household in Lowell.

 If you have 1) not received the flyer 2) would like more copies or 3) would like a translated version, please contact our office at 978-674-4309.
Why was my cart missed?
To make sure your carts (barrels) get picked up, follow these rules. Carts must:
  • be out by 7 am on your service day
  • be against or at the edge of the curb
  • at least an arm's length from any vehicle and not behind anything (pole, other cart, etc.)
  • have closed  (sealed) lids
  • be less than 250 pounds - the trucks have weight limitations on what they can pick up!
If your trash or recycling carts are given rejection stickers, the carts are in violation of one of the above rules or contain items that do not belong in that cart. Please do not report a miss if your carts are in violation of any of the above rules, or have rejection stickers.
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