The Aquinnah town dump, located on State Road just east of the Lobsterville Road intersection, functions as the Local Dropoff (LDO) facility for the Martha's Vineyard Regional Refuse Disposal District (MVRRD).

This is where you may disposed of your trash locally, during their days and hours of operation. When the dump is closed please take your garbage to the MVRRD facility mentioned below or to Bruno's on County Road in Oak Bluffs.

The Aquinnah town dump accepts recycleables in the form of [1] "single stream" recycleables consisting of household metal and plastic containers as one receives when buying groceries, and [2] paper and cardboard, properly bundled. These are accepted free of charge, the handling of which is paid for by the town taxes you pay. Please clean all food scraps from these items. Plastic shopping bags are not accepted as recycleable but should be included with your household garbage (see below).

It also accepts Municipal Solid Waste (MSW) which consists of normal household garbage for which there is a charge depending on quantity, payable in cash only, to the dump attendant.

All users must handle their own trash at the dump facility by placing it in the proper containers as directed by the dump attendant.

All users are required to display a town dump sticker, available to all town residents, which may be purchased from the dump attendant. Senior citizens may receive their sticker free of charge.

You may also dispose of the items mentioned above at the MVRRD near the Martha's Vineyard Airport on the Edgartown-West Tisbury Road, in Edgartown. They also accept other items not accepted at the Aquinnah dump. You may contact them at 508/627-4501 during normal business hours for more information and their hours of operation. They also have a website at

Thank you for disposing of your trash responsibly.

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