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Leaf and Yard Waste Collection

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

2015 Collection Dates

Collection starts April 1 to the first week in December, and occurs at 7:00 AM on your recycling day.

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  • April 13 - 17
  • April 27 - May 1
  • May 11 - 15
  • May 25 - 30
  • June 15 - 16
  • July 13 - 17
  • August 10 - 14
  • September 14 - 18
  • October 12 - 17
  • October 26 - 31
  • Novemer 2 - 6
  • November 9 - 14
  • November 16 - 20
  • November 23 - 28
  • November 30 - December 4

Do's and Don'ts of Collection

DO:

  • Place leaves and yard debris in large paper leaf bags or open barrels labeled "yard waste".

  • Tie branches with string, 3' maximum length.

  • Place barrels, bags and branches on the curb by 7:00 AM on your Recycling Day.

  • Request Yard Waste stickers for barrels by calling 617-635-4500 or placing an online service request (up to 2 stickers available per household).

DON'T:

  • Use plastic bags; they will not be collected.

  • Place branches in barrels.

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

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