Recycle

Single Stream Recycling is collected on your regular trash day.

Studies have shown that Single Stream Recycling System can increase recycling participation, decrease the amount of trash, and save money for cities and towns. Quincy began Single Stream Recycling in 2008. This system allows residents to place ALL recyclable material, paper, glass, plastic, metal cans and cardboard together into one large container. No more separating!!!

Recycling cardboard, paper, glass, metal and plastic reduces the weight of trash, and provides revenue to the city. Since FY 2008 the city saved over $500,000 in disposal costs and earned over $255,000 in recycling revenue. That's money that can be used to enhance services like public health and safety, education, senior services and recreation. 

How to Participate

Convert one of your existing trash containers into a Single Stream Recycling container by simply applying a City supplied recycling sticker. You can still use your current recycling bin if you choose. Free Single Stream Recycle Stickers are available at the City Hall Information Desk, 1305 Hancock St., the DPW, 55 Sea Street, Monday through Friday, 8:30 A.M. to 3:30 P.M., Curry Hardware, 370 Copeland St. and Danny's Hardware, 53 Billings Rd. You may also call (617) 376-1953 or email your request to: recyclequincy@quincyma.gov to have stickers mailed.

Drop-off Center
Bring your single stream recyclable materials to the Recycling Center in the DPW Yard, 55 Sea St., Monday through Friday 7:30 A.M. to 3 P.M. and Saturdays 7:30 to 2:30 from April through mid-December.

$10 off the Perfect Recycling Container

Get $10 off the purchase of the Perfect 64-gallon Single Stream Recycling barrel from Curry Hardware, 370 Copeland St., and Danny's Hardware, 53 Billings Rd., Coupons are available at the City Hall Information Desk, 1305 Hancock St. and the DPW, 55 Sea Street, Monday through Friday, 8:30 A.M. to 3:30 P.M. You may also call (617) 376-1953, or email your request to: recyclequincy@quincyma.gov, to have stickers mailed.

Metal Recycling
Bring all metal to the Recycling Center in the DPW Yard, 55 Sea St., Monday through Friday 7:30 A.M. to 3 P.M. and Saturdays from April through mid-December from 7:30 am to 2:30 pm.

Electronic Recycling
Bring all electronics to the Recycling Center in the DPW Yard, 55 Sea St., Monday through Friday 7:30 A.M. to 3 P.M. and Saturdays from April through mid-December from 7:30 am to 2:30 pm.
Only 2 TVs per household per year. Proof of residency required. 

Textile recycling bins in the DPW upper parking lot and in every school yard in the district are available for drop-off of clothing, shoes, drapery, bedding, under garments, small toys and rugs 24/7.

To schedule a pick-up of Appliances, Scrap Metal, TVs and Monitors call 617-376-7556 at least two full business days before your regular trash pick-up day.

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