One cart per household will be provided by the city free of charge for each household. The collection and disposal costs of the trash placed in them will also be free-of-charge for the first cart. For each additional cart there is a one time charge for the service of the cart by the trash company and is not the property of the resident. As well as an annual fee for collection and disposal of the additional trash placed into these carts for collection.
Please note that the initial “free-of-charge” cart is the property of the City of Lawrence. Residents moving away from the city are required to notify the Department of Public Works by contacting Joel Chalas, Recycling Coordinator at 978-620-3090.
65 gallon cart - 1st year: $190 (consisting of $60 cart cost and $130 annual collection and disposal fee)
Each year thereafter: $130 annual collection and disposal fee
32 gallon cart - 1st year: $130 (consisting of $65 cart cost and $65 annual collection and disposal fee)
Each year thereafter: $65 annual collection and disposal fee
In other communities which have recently gone to the automated system, there has been very little call for additional carts. It is imperative to recycle properly in order to maximize the capacity of your cart. 33 gallon “overflow bags” will be made available for purchase from local area retailers. For more information, visit the Overflow Bags page.