For residents eligible for municipal trash collection. Multi-unit apartment dwellings over 6 units and trailer park units are not eligible for trash pickup.

Cost is $1.50 for each 15 gallon bag, weighing up to 15 pounds and $3 for each 35 gallon bag, weighing up to 40 pounds. Recycling collection does not require a bag. The more you recycle, the more you save! Only the town issued blue colored bags will be picked up.

All trash bags must be tied and containers covered to prevent litter. Non-conforming trash bags such as non-conforming color bag, over weight limits, yard waste, demolition or hazardous materials will be left at curbside and will be the responsibility of residents. Illegal disposal or burning of trash will result in a fine as per Merrimac's bylaw.

Trash should be placed at the curb before 7 a.m. on the morning of collection, and not before 6 p.m. on the evening prior to collection.

Holiday Delays

Trash and Recycling will be delayed on weeks in which a holiday is observed by Casella Waste Systems.  Please check the collection calendar.

Weather Delays

In the event of inclement weather, collection may be delayed a day. You can check Channel 18 for delay information.

Trash Collection

View the 2022-2023 Trash and Recycle Collection Schedule (PDF)

Trash Collection Schedule

Trash Collection occurs weekly on Friday

Trash Bag Vendors

  • Town Line Convenience Store
    984 Amesbury Road
    Haverhill, MA 01830
    Phone: 978-372-4090
  • Richdale
    2 Merrimac Square
    Merrimac, MA 01860
    Phone: 978-346-9780
  • Towne Market
    14 Merrimac Square
    Merrimac, MA 01860
    Phone: 978-346-9458
  • Merrimac Liquors
    123 E Main Street
    Merrimac, MA 01860
    Phone: 978-384-8365
  • Stop and Shop
    100 Macy Street
    Amesbury, MA 01913
    Phone: 978-388-7588

Program Contacts

For problems with pick up, please call Casella at 1-800-445-1318. For issues with bag quality, please call Wastezero at 1-800-866-3954. If unresolved, contact the Selectmen's Office at 978-346-8862.