Mayor Menino Announces Spring Leaf and Yard Waste Collection
For four weeks, residents can leave their yard waste on Recycling Day
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For Immediate Release
April 08, 2011
Released By:
Environment, Energy, and Open Space
For More Information Contact:
Jim Hunt, Chief of Environmental & Energy Services
Environmental.Energy@cityofboston.gov

If you don’t have time to compost your leaves or yard debris this spring, Boston Public Works Department will do it for you.  Public Works crews will collect your leaves and yard waste on neighborhood recycling days from April 25 to May 20. 

  • Residents should place leaves and yard debris in large paper leaf bags or open barrels labeled “yard waste” (no plastic bags).  Yard waste stickers for barrels are available by calling (617) 635-4500.
  • Residents should tie branches with string: 3’ maximum length. 1” max. diameter. They should not put branches in barrels.  
  • Barrels, bags and branches should be placed curbs:

7:00 AM on your Recycling Day:  April 25 through May 20

Yard Waste will not be collected for two weeks prior to the spring collection (April 11 thru April 22).  Residents should please hold their yard waste until collection begins the week of April 25. 

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