Environmental Affairs


Schedule a Bulky item pick up

 Single Stream Recycling

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Schedule an Appliance/Electronic/Metal Item  Automated Trash Collections

   GreenBin, E-newsletter

Collection Days  Electronics Recycling


Holiday Schedules Recyclopedia (A-Z guide)

    Calendar of Events

Street sweeping schedule



News & Updates

Recycling and solid waste collection will be delayed by one day on Friday, November 11 in observance of Veterans' Day. Friday collection will occur on Saturday, November 12. 

An effort to make curbside cart compliance consistent among all residents takes effect October 1. 

As of Tuesday, March 1, the Goodwill attended donation center at 28 Austin Street was relocated to Newton’s Rumford Avenue Resource Recovery Center at 115 Rumford Avenue.

Yard Waste Collection resumed the week of March 14, 2016,  and will end the week of December 5, 2016, weather permitting.

Smaller, easier to manage 35 gallon carts are available to residents who produce less trash and recyclables. Please contact customer service at 617-796-1000.


The Official City Holidays in 2016

New Years' Day

Friday- January 1

Martin Luther King Day

Monday - January 18

Presidents' Day

Monday - February 15

Patriots' Day

Monday - April 18

Memorial Day

Monday - May 30

Independence Day

Monday - July 4

Labor Day

Monday - September 5

Columbus Day

Monday - October 10

Veterans Day

Friday- November 11

Thanksgiving Day

Thursday - November 24


Monday- December 26

New Years' Day 2016

Monday- Jan 2, 2017



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