Household Metal/White Goods Collection

The Household Metals and White Goods pick-up will be on Wednesday, October 22 Thursday, October 23, and Friday, October 24, 2014. This is a free collection; items must be curbside by 7AM the same day your trash is picked up. No trash stickers are required. Metal items include anything that contains at least 80% or more of metal. Household white goods allowable include stoves, washers, dryers, micro-waves, dishwashers and, dehumidifiers. Refrigerators, freezers and air conditioners containing Freon need to be registered with the Board of Selectmen prior to the pick up date. Please call (978) 887-1500 and leave your name, address and type of item you have.

Library Open House - September 29th

The Library will hold an Open House on Monday, September 29th, 6:30-7:30 PM. Come and learn about all of the fun and interesting happenings at the Topsfield Library! Scavenger hunt in the Children's Room and tour of the library led by Jane Johnson and showcase of library resources for students presented by Wendy Thatcher. Light refreshments will be served in the meeting room. Attendance includes a ticket for a drawing for a Samsung Galaxy 7" tablet. There are three additional ways to receive a ticket for the drawing through the end of October: complete a user survey for one of the Library's digital resources; sign up for a new library card; sign up for a new Friends of the Topsfield Library membership. Please join us to see all that our library has to offer!

Special Town Meeting

A Special Town Meeting will be held on September 30th at 7PM at Proctor School to consider the issue of fluoride in Town water. The warrant for the meeting will be mailed to residents and is posted here.

Volunteer Opportunity at the Library

The Friends are seeking a volunteer to oversee the Drop In Club for 4th through 6th graders. The program meets every Monday from 3:15 to 4:00 PM, except on holidays or when school is not in session. Responsibilities include overseeing snack time while the children do their homework. Please email Jane Johnson at if you are interested in this position. If multiple parties are interested, a rotating schedule can be accommodated.

Electronics and Appliance Recycling Day - October 18th

Recycle your unwanted electronics and small appliances and support the music programs at Masconomet Middle and Senior High Schools. The Masconomet Music Parents Association will hold an Electronics and Appliance Recycling Day on October 18th from 9AM - 1PM in the Masconomet Regional High School parking lot, 20 Endicott Road, Boxford. Free pick-up for senior citizens. For more information call 978-887-1283 or e-mail

Further Information on Allowable Items and Fees

Produce for the Pantry

Calling all backyard gardeners!

If you have extra produce from your garden, please share it with the Topsfield Food Pantry. Healthy fresh vegetables are a welcome supplement to the canned and boxed food ordinarily available.

Vegetable Drop-Off Baskets are located at the Emerson Center of the Congregational Church, 9 East Common Street, at Trinity Church, 124 River Road, and in the Council on Aging Office at Town Hall.

Vegetables are collected throughout the week and are delivered to the Food Pantry on Friday afternoon after 2 PM. For further information, call the Congregational Church Office at 978-887-2101 or the Council on Aging at 978-887-1523.

More Information

Mandatory Water Ban

Ipswich River stream flow is very low and has reached a point requiring a mandatory outdoor water use restriction. The restriction starts today and will be in effect until further notice and applies to public water customers and private well users. Outdoor water use is limited to hand-held hoses or buckets used before 9 AM or after 5 PM each day. The use of irrigation systems or sprinklers is prohibited.

Please view the notice below or visit our website for more information. Please call the Water Department at (978)887-1517 or email if you have questions.


Regional Emergency Communications Center Switchover June 17th

Topsfield will be switching over to the Regional Emergency Communications Center on June 17th. For emergency calls, dial "911" as usual. Please direct all non-emergency calls to the Police Department's official business line that remains as 978-887-6533.

Water Quality Report Available

Attention Topsfield Water Department customers. Copies of our annual water quality report for 2013 are now available at the Town Hall, at the Public Works Building, or on the web at

Senior Scoop On-Line

The October edition of the Senior Scoop is available here with the Council on Aging's Calendar of Events for June and information about upcoming programs.


The Town of Topsfield has partnered with Greenscapes to spread the word about reducing stormwater pollution. For more information about "Keeping Water Clean," please visit or Greenscapes: Reducing Stormwater Runoff.

Watch the Stormwater Rubber Duckies! Video on Vimeo - Stormwater Problems

Further Information

Cable TV Announcements

Topsfield Cable TV accepts announcements for its Community Bulletin Board. Please submit text announcements of fewer than 600 characters for best results. Alternatively, send a pre-formatted image that will show exactly as-is when aired. The image file must be 720x540 pixels and in .jpg or .ppt format. Please e-mail announcements to Tuesday-Friday before 5 PM for immediate posting.

Town Calendar

Tuesday, September 30
Wednesday, October 1
4:00 pm : Essex NS Agri. & Tech. School Dist-Negotiating Sub
6:00 pm : Masco Regional School Comm. - Policy SubComm
7:00 pm : Masco Regional School Committee
7:30 pm : Historical Commission
Thursday, October 2
8:00 am : Housing Authority
3:00 pm : Masco Middle School Council
7:30 pm : Elementary School Committee
Monday, October 6
7:30 pm : Board of Selectmen
Tuesday, October 7
8:00 pm : Planning Board
Wednesday, October 8
7:30 am : Board of Water Commissioners
7:00 pm : Conservation Commission
Friday, October 10
8:45 am : Board of Assessors

Recycling Calendar

Wednesday, October 1
7:00 am : Zone 1 | Details
Thursday, October 2
7:00 am : Zone 2 | Details
Friday, October 3
7:00 am : Zone 3 | Details

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