Yard Waste


The Site is Open Every Friday and Saturday from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. April through November 

  • Municipal Permit is required.  You must register and purchase permit online here
  • Open April 1st through November 26, 2022 (weather permitting).  
  • Grass, clippings, leaves, and brush accepted every Friday and Saturday. 
  • Christmas Trees accepted on Saturday, January 7th and January 14, 2023. Note: Tree drop off is at Mill Street site.  Permit is not required for Christmas Tree drop off.


Battis Road is the Yard Waste site for 2022.

The Yard Waste Site is located on Battis Road, take Church Street which becomes Highland Road, and Battis Road is the last left just before the New Hampshire border.

Town Permit Required

Permits are required for making drop offs. Town permits must be renewed yearly. Residents must register and purchase a town yard waste permit online here You MUST be registered on the site first before you can move forward to purchase your permit. Print the permit you will receive in your email and put it on your dashboard for entry to the site. Please remove old stickers from windshield. 
 *2022 Permit fees:  Seniors(70+)$20/year; Residents-$50/year; Commercial(Local) $500/year.  Commercial Customers-Call the DPW 978-346-0525 before purchasing a sticker.  

There is a new permitting software that will allow for online registration and payment options to users. With this service, you will be able to pay for your yard waste site permit by using your credit/debit card or by using your bank account. You MUST be registered on the site first before you can move forward to purchase your permit. For video instruction on how to use the permitting site click here. Upon registration and payment you will receive a permit in your email.  Please print it to present at the site.  Register and purchase a permit here.  You MUST be registered on the site first before you can move forward to purchase your permit.  For questions regarding the permitting process, please call the Selectmen's Office at 978-346-8862 or email  selectmen@townofmerrimac.com 

Leaves, Grass, & Clippings

Acceptable items include leaves, grass, and clippings every Friday and Saturday. No garbage allowed. Take all bags with you.

Brush Collection

Brush will be accepted every Friday and Saturday.  Acceptable items include only brush. No roots, dirt, trash, or trunks over 3 inches diameter will be accepted. Lay sticks and branches neatly in piles. The site monitor has the authority to refuse drop off of unacceptable materials. Please help keep the site open by following the rules for drop off.