Trash and Rubbish Collection

Rubbish Stickers


Rubbish stickers are required for household refuse to be collected curbside and/or taken to Local Drop-Off (LDO). Rubbish stickers cost $5 each and are good for 1 (one) 30-33 gallon barrel. (Any larger barrels must have 2 rubbish stickers, some local markets may charge a $0.25 service fee).

Rubbish stickers may be purchased at:
  • Local Drop Off ("the Dump") - 16 Pennsylvania Avenue
  • Our Market - 1 East Chop Drive
  • Tony's Market - 119 Dukes County Avenue
  • deBettencourt's Garage - 83 New York Avenue
  • Jim's Package Store - 27 Lake Avenue

Curbside Collection


Household refuse left for curbside collection must be in plastic bags inside a barrel and a rubbish sticker must be placed on the top bag inside the barrel. Set barrel(s) at curbside no earlier than morning of collection. Barrel(s) must be out by 7 a.m. to ensure pick up for that day.

The rubbish trucks do not pick up recycling materials, metal, appliances, construction debris, Christmas trees or any rubbish not in a bag and inside a barrel.

Local Drop-Off


A $25 vehicle permit is required for access to the LDO and is for residents of the Town of Oak Bluffs only. Residents over 60 years of age must pay $10. LDO permit applications are available at LDO office only. Be prepared to show proof of residency (i.e. driver's license, tax bill, etc).

All trash must be bagged and tied with a proper rubbish sticker attached to bag. All packing materials (Styrofoam, etc) must be in a bag with a rubbish sticker.
 
Recyclables (co-mingled glass and plastic, newspapers and cardboard) may be brought free of charge to LDO once a vehicle permit has been obtained.

No construction debris, shingles or plate glass.


Brush and Yard Waste


  • Brush and leaves are accepted only from residents of the Town of Oak Bluffs in non-commercial vehicles with a LDO permit.
  • Brush disposal is $25 per vehicle
  • Leaves and grass are free of charge and must be removed from bags or containers
  • No large dump trucks are allowed to dump brush, leaves or grass
  • Brush must be SMALLER than 4 inches in diameter and SHORTER than 8 feet in length
  • NO stumps.

Holiday Schedule


Rubbish collection is delayed 1 day after all federal and state public holidays. The LDO is closed on Independence Day (July 4th), Thanksgiving Day, Christmas Day, New Year's Day and under severe weather conditions.