Public Works & Utilities

The City of Boston offers a number of services aimed at improving and maintaining municipal infrastructure, keeping our neighborhoods clean and connecting residents with utilities.

  • Trash & Recycling Bins (75)

    Household Waste Look-Up

    Recycle More. Trash Less! Get instructions on how to properly dispose of various household items.

    Household Waste Look-Up »

  • Earth Machine Compost Bin (75x75)


    You can compost in your own backyard or even inside your apartment. Outdoor compost bins are available to Boston residents at subsidized rates.
    Composting in Boston »
  • Refrigerator, waiting for bulk item pickup

    Bulk Item Disposal

    If you're throwing away a TV, computer monitor, refrigerator, air conditioner, water cooler, or dehumidifier these items cannot be put out with regular trash.
    Schedule Bulk Item Pickup »
  • Little Street Sweeper 75x75

    Street Cleaning

    The City's Neighborhood Street Cleaning (Daytime) Program currently runs from April 1 through November 30. In winter months, street cleaning and parking restrictions are nighttime only except in the North End.
    Schedule & Alerts »
    Request Street Sweeping »