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Leaf and Yard Waste Collection

Boston Public Works Department collects and composts residents' leaf and yard waste.

Below are instructions and collection dates.

Instructions

  • 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 or placing an online service request (up to 2 stickers available per household).
  • Tie branches with string, 3' maximum length. Do not put branches in barrels.
  • Put barrels, bags and branches on the curb by 7:00 AM on your Recycling Day, between the collection dates listed below.
  • Yard waste will not be collected with trash during this period.
  • Yard waste in plastic bags will also not be collected.
  • Place your yard waste, prepared per the instructions above, on the curb by 7am on your recycling day, throughout the dates indicated below.

Announcements

  • Missed Pickup

    If your trash or recycling was not picked up, please call the Mayor's Office (24 hours a day, 7 days a week) at 617-635-4500 or place an online service request by following the link below.

    Report Missed Trash/Recycling/Yard Waste/Bulk Item Pickup

  • Waste Reduction E-Newsletter

    Receive email updates about curbside recycling, compost bin sales, yard waste collection, hazardous waste drop-offs, and trash regulations.

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