DPW Spring, Summer and Fall Announcements

Lynn DPW 2018 Summer Jobs Information

Clean House 2018! | Next Event To Be Announced Soon!

Dumpster Days | May 5th, July 17 and September 15, 2018


Drop-Off: Department of Public Works, 250 Commercial Street

A Disposal Fee will be charged for Drop-off of TV’S, CRT Monitors and Propane Tanks. Stickers will be issued authorizing drop-offs. Stickers can be purchased on the designated Drop-off day or in advance at the Lynn DPW - 250 Commercial Street, Lynn.

Resident's are limited to (3) TV's, (3) Monitors and (3) Propane Tanks

Disposal Rates:
 (As of 2017)
Televisions | $25 each - Computer Monitors | $25 each - Propane Tanks | $5 each

Drop offs are permitted Monday through Thursday from 8:30 AM to 2:30 PM and Friday's from 8:30 AM until 11:30 AM.

Drop off your old fluorescent light bulbs

Driver's Licence Required as Identification.

Bulky Household Item Drop-Off | Covanta, 247 Commercial Street

Bulky Waste Items and Mattress Collection

Effective May 13,  2017 we will no longer allow U-Haul Trucks and Commercial Vehicles to dump at Covanta during our Selective Bulky Item Days.

Bulk waste items and mattresses are items that are too large to fit inside your 64-gallon trash cart. Beginning December 1, 2014, residents will be required to contact Waste Management at (800) 972-4545 to schedule a collection for these items.

A separate fee of $21.20 will be charged to the resident for each bulk item collected. The fees will be charged at the time the collection is scheduled and payment can be made by phone at the same time. Please note, prices for bulky items are subject to an annual increase.

Appliances/White Goods will not be collected by Waste Management as Bulky Waste. See the Appliances/White Goods tab for more information.

Click Here To Download Our Flyer | PDF Format

Bulky Waste Household Item Pick-Up

Curbside Pickup of Bulky Items is conducted by Waste Management. The cost is $21.85 per item or for a mattress set.

Please contact Waste Management at (800) 972-4545 to pay for and schedule a pickup for the same day as your regular recycling day.

Additional Information and Resources

MassDEP is continually working to maximize waste reduction, recycling and composting, and ensure the safe management, reuse and disposal of solid and hazardous wastes.

Lynn Household Hazardous Waste Collection Days | 2018 (2)

May 12, 2018 and October 20, 2018

What Do I Bring?
Here are our brochure for a full list and more!

From the Workbench:
- Oil Based Paints (No Latex)
- Stains & Varnishes
- Wood Preservatives
- Paint Strippers/Thinners
- Solvent Adhesives
- Lighter Fluid
- Fiberglass Resins
From the Garage:
- Fuels/Gasoline/Kerosene
- Motor Oil
- Antifreeze
- Engine Degreaser
- Brake Fluid/Carburetor Cleaner
- Transmission Fluid
- Car Wax, Polishes
- Driveway Sealer
- Roofing Tar
- Swimming Pool Chemicals
From the Yard:
- Poisons, Insecticides, Fungicides
- Chemical Fertilizers
- Weed Killers
- Moth Balls
- Flea Control Products
From the House:
- Rubber Cement, Airplane Glue
- Photo Chemicals
- Chemistry Sets
- Furniture Polish
- Floor & Metal Polish
- Oven Cleaner
- Drain & Toilet Cleaner
- Sport Remover
- Rug & Upholstery Cleaner
- Fluorescent Bulbs
- Hobby Supplies, Artist Supplies
How Can I Safely Transport These Hazardous Materials???
- Leave materials in original containers.
- Tighten caps and lids.
- Sort and pack separately: oil paint, pesticides and household cleaners.
- Pack containers in sturdy upright boxes
- Pack your car and drive directly to the site.
- NEVER SMOKE while handling hazardous material.
What Not To Bring!
Ø Latex Paint
Ø Construction/Demolition Waste
Ø Empty Containers/Trash
Ø Commercial or Industrial Waste
Ø Radioactive Waste, Smoke Detectors
Ø Infectious & Biological Wastes
Ø Ammunition, Fireworks, Explosives

Ø Fire Extinguishers
Ø Prescription Medicines/Syringes
Ø Asbestos
Ø Propane Tanks
Ø Batteries | Car and Household
Ø Chemistry Sets
Ø Computers and TV

Payment Required

Cash or Checks Accepted | Make Checks Payable To:
Clean Harbors Env. Services, Inc.


This Collection is Operated By: Clean Harbors Environmental Services, Inc
For detailed information please call..(781) 380-7177

New Item Acrobat Documents For Download (PDF)
  2018 Hazardous Waste Days Flyer

Leaf and Yard Waste Drop Off | Saturday’s Only - Weather Permitting

Yard Waste is defined as leaves, grass clippings, garden materials, shrubs, hedge trimmings, weeds and brush and branches.

Rules for our drop off site for residents.

  • Required All Residents must present a Driver’s License ID to confirm City Residency before they are allowed to enter facility.
  • No yard waste from commercial sources will be accepted.
  • No plastic bags
  • Dumping materials other than yard waste and or on days the site is closed is strictly forbidden and is considered illegal dumping.
  • Lynn Residents may bring yard waste to the drop off site in bio-degradable paper bags or in barrels only.

The City of Lynn Department of Public Works Leaf and Yard Waste drop off site for “Lynn Residents Only” at 250 Commercial Street Lynn, Ma. Hours of operation
7:30 AM until 2:30 PM (Saturdays Only).

Leaf and Yard Waste Curbside Collection | See Schedule Below

On Your Regular Recycling Day
See Schedule Below
Leaves, grass and other easily raked material
Twigs and Brush no larger than four (4) feet in length and 1 1/2 Inch diameter
To the curbside prior to 7 AM
Material must be placed in uncovered barrels or paper leaf bags
No stumps, rocks or plastic bags, larger materials will NOT be collected

CSPU 2016

Pine Grove Cemetery Cleanup | Fall 2016

DPW Commissioner Andrew Hall and Arthur Dulong III, Chairman of the Pine Grove Cemetery Commission announces that the fall cleanup of the cemetery will commence on October 15, 2016 and will continue through November 1, 2016, pending any weather delays.

Any summer planters and miscellaneous items left on the graves that will interfere with the fall clean-up and maintenance of the cemetery will be removed from the lots and graves commencing October 15th. All fencing and borders must be removed.  Please cut back all perennial plants.  Vigil Lights, Mums and fall decorations may remain. The replacing of any items on the graves will be prohibited from October 15th through November 1st.

Any resident having questions or needing additional information may contact the Lynn DPW, Cemetery Division at (781) 268-8000 x13.

Thank you for your cooperation.

Street Sweeping Campaign | FALL / WINTER 2017

The 2017 City of Lynn City-Wide Street Sweeping program is underway. The current schedule of operations is below.

Sweeping operations will be conducted from 7AM until 3 PM

Week of December 4, 2017
- Week of November 20, 2017
Mon. 12/04 2 4 Mon. 11/20 4 4
    1 1 & 2     4 1 & 2

Tue. 12/05 1 1, 2 & 3 Tue. 11/21 4 2, 3 & 4

Wed. 12/06 1 2, 3 & 4 Wed. 11/22 4 2, 3 & 4

Thu. 12/07 1 2, 3 & 4 Thu. 11/23    

Fri. 12/08 1 3 & 4 Fri. 11/24    
Ongoing Downtown and Market Square Street Sweeping Program
Weekdays Ward Precinct   Weekdays Ward Precinct
Monday to Friday 4 2 Monday to Friday 5 4
4 AM Until 8 AM On Streets Including But Not Limited To: 4 AM Until 8 AM On Streets Including
But Not Limited To:
Union, School, Violet, Baldwin, Joyce Pinkham Pl., Burchstead Pl., Smith, Pinkham, Union Ct., Union Pl., West Green to Friend Streets Munroe, Oxford, Andrew, Spring, Exchange, Mt Vernon, Liberty, Central Ave., Central Sq., Blake, Willow, City Hall Sq., Central Ave., Sutton, Washington from Essex to Broad Streets
Tips to Help Us to Keep Things Running on Schedule...

For public awareness, Lynn Community Television Channel 3/22 and Verizon Channel 37/38 also broadcast our Street Sweeping schedule.

Please remove all cars from the street and encourage your neighbors to do the same for a cleaner LYNN. Where necessary, vehicles impeding sweeping operations will be ticketed or towed in accordance with City Ordinances.

Leaves pushed into the streets from lawns will not be swept up.

These schedules are subject to change due to inclement weather. Should inclement weather prevent sweepers from working in your area as scheduled, they will return seven (7) days from the date originally scheduled.

City of Lynn Rain Barrel Program | 2018

Click Here Or On Our Flyer For Details And An Application!

City of Lynn Composter Program | 2017

City of Lynn Offers Affordable Home Composter and Training 

The City of Lynn is now offering the home composter called the “Earth Machine” for $25 at the Department of Public Works (D.P.W.) thanks to funding from Massachusetts Department of Environmental Protection.  In addition, the City is offering trainings on how to compost by partnering with community groups such as the Food Project, the Lynn Community Garden Program and the Cook Street Garden.  The first training will be offered at the Lynn Farm Fest on Saturday, May 20, 2017 from 11-3pm at the Food Project’s Munroe Street Farm.  Other trainings are now being scheduled with other partners.

“We are offering these composters and training to Lynn residents because it will decrease solid waste in the city of Lynn, and because it makes for a better city with more people composting and gardening” said Lisa Nerich, Associate Commissioner of Lynn D.P.W.   The Massachusetts Department of Environmental Protection (MassDEP) estimates that food waste accounts for more than 25 percent of the waste stream in Massachusetts after recycling, that’s over 1 million tons per year. Diverting these materials from disposal facilities reduces the amount of waste going to landfills and incinerators and conserves natural resources.  Right now only 10% of food waste is diverted.    According to Mary Gatlin of the Lynn Community Gardens Program “Composting is a great way to divert food waste for residents, especially if they garden.  The composting process turns organic material, such as food waste, leaf and yard waste, and waxed cardboard into a rich soil amendment that will both improve their garden and lower the carbon footprint of the soil, and there is no cost other than the purchase of the composter”. 

Residents can download an order form from the Lynn DPW website and either mail in the form along with a check for $25 or take it into the Lynn D.P.W. and pay either with cash or a check.

Click Here Or On Our Flyer For Details And An Order Form


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