Trash and Rubbish Collection
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
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.
If there is NO sticker on the top bag of rubbish, the rubbish will NOT be collected.
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.
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.