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Trash & Recycling


Collection is weekly in most areas, with more frequent pickups downtown.  Curbside recycling is single-stream.  A blue recycling cart is required.  See rules.


Collection is weekly in most areas, with more frequent pickups downtown and in high-density neighborhoods.  See rules. Collection Schedules. For bulky items, schedule an appointment (fees apply).

Yard Waste

Collection is every week in early spring beginning mid-April and late fall beginning in October. In between spring and fall, curbside pick up of yard waste is every fourth week.  Service ceases in winter, except for Christmas tree collection the third week of January.  See rules.


Learn how you can use yard waste and certain food scraps to compost at home and produce a rich soil amendment for your garden.

Drop Off Facility

The City's transfer station provides an alternative disposal option for most wastes and recyclables generated in Manchester.  Fees and restrictions apply to most materials.

Household Hazardous Waste Collection Events

Hazardous waste is not collected curbside.  Residents may bring household products to one of the semi-annual collection events, held on the second Saturdays of May and October.