Boston Public Works Department collects and composts residents' leaf and yard waste. Collection starts April 1 to the first week in December, and occurs at 7:00 AM on your recycling day.
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).
Use plastic bags; they will not be collected.
Place branches in barrels.
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.