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TRASH REGULATIONS

Our collection days are Tuesday and Friday for trash, and Tuesday for recycling. Set trash out neatly at the curb by 7am on trash day or after 5pm the night before. Remember to separate trash from recycling on the curb.

Link>> GUIDELINES FOR DISPOSING OF TRASH AND RECYCLING IN THE SOUTH END updated 8/2014

 Acceptable Containers

trash barrel

Barrels

·         Made of metal or durable plastic

·         Lid required

·         No larger than 32 gallons in capacity

·         When full, no heavier than 50 pounds

·         All garbage must be contained in tied trash bags

black trash bag

Bags

·         Trash bags

·         Made of 0.9 mil thick plastic

·         32 gallons or less

·         Setting trash out for pickup in kitchen bags, grocery store bags, paper bags, cartons, or boxes is not acceptable.

·         Recycling should be placed in a clear plastic bag or in city-issued blue recycling bins


 

Items

Acceptable Items for Regular Trash

·         household trash

·         food waste

·         household appliances

·         electronics

·         mattress/box spring

·         furniture

·         carpet (must be no longer than 3 feet and tied)

·         washer or dryer*

·         stove*

·         dishwasher*

·         hot water heater*

*after being picked up, portions of these items are recycled!

 

Acceptable Items Needing Special Pickup

Limit To 5 Items Per Household Per Year:

Call 617-635-4500 or place an online service request to schedule pickup of these items:

·         computer monitors*

·         televisions*

·         water coolers*

·         dehumidifiers*

·         refrigerators*

·         air conditioners*

*after being picked up, portions of these items are recycled

Unacceptable Items for Regular Trash

If these items are reusable, you can donate them. Or, you must hire a commercial rubbish hauler to collect them; search the yellow pages for listings.

·         bricks

·         automotive components

·         dirt, rocks, stones

·         fire debris

·         construction and demolition material

·         fences

·         oil drums

·         plumbing fixtures

·         more than a gallon of liquid waste (including cooking oil)

·         syringes and needles (for information about safe disposal, contact the Boston Needle Exchange Program at 617-592-7828)

Unacceptable Items for Regular Trash, but Acceptable by Other Means

·         tires

·         recyclable material

·         yard waste

·         hazardous material



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