City of Lynn

DPW Spring, Summer and Fall Announcements

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Leaf and Yard Waste - Drop Off

Yard and Waste Compound Will be Closed In Observance of Juneteenth Day June 19th, 2021 and Will Reopen On June 26th, 2021.

Reminder: DPW Leaf & Yard Waste Drop off is every Saturday in 2021 until November 27th from 7:30am-2:30pm at 250...

Posted by Tom McGee-Mayor of Lynn on Wednesday, May 12, 2021

The Leaf and Yard Waste will officially open Saturday, April 3rd 2021 from 7:30 AM - 2:30 PM

- Residents proceeds into the compound and is directed by DPW employee to designated open bay that are setup up more than 6f feet apart.

- Residents exit their vehicle with face covering on at all times to dump their own leaf and yard waste

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).

City of Lynn Rain Barrel Program For 2021 | Updated February 2021

How to Order: See Our Flyer Packet Below
Visit and
Select your state and town or call (800) 251-2352

Pick-Up: Tuedsay April 6th, 2021 from 5 until 7 PM
Lynn DPW 250 Commercial St, Lynn, MA 01905
2021 DEADLINE: April 1st , Midnight
Use coupon watercents to get a 10% discount off barrels and accessories. 

Discount Price for Town Residents: $69 (Price Is 30% Off Retai)l
How to Order: and select your town or call (800) 251-2352

Download All The 2021 Program Details and More Here!

Lynn is encouraging residents to harvest and save rainwater by offering
30% off the retail of a price Great American Rain Barrel.

• Save approximately $200 in annual water bills with a 60-gallon rain barrel.
• Help stressed trees and gardens during dry spells. In 2016, 48% of towns in MA had water bans.
• Rainwater has no chemicals, chlorine or fluoride – great for plants and lawn.
• One rain barrel can pay for itself in one season.
• You can help towns manage water supplies and storm water runoff.

• 100% re-purposed rain barrels produced in Massachusetts.
• Most durable rain barrels on the market: 3/16” wall thickness.
• Last for years when properly drained & stored for winter.
• Screen filtered to keep mosquitoes out.
• Several rain barrels can be linked together - easy 5-minute setup
• Available Colors: Forest Green, Earth Brown, and Nantucket Grey.
Also available unpainted.

City of Lynn Offers Affordable Home Composter For 2021

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.  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 DPW. 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 To Download Our Flyer and Application Form

Greening The Gateway Planting Zones and Tree Care Tips From The DCR

Lynn - Greening The Gateway Cities Program Diagram/Map

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