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Amnesty Trash Collection For Brookline Trash Service Customers


The Town of Brookline’s Department of Public Works (DPW) will provide a Trash Amnesty pickup as part of Brookline’s Hybrid Pay-As-You-Throw Trash (HPAYT) Program.

Trash Amnesty Week — May 28 through June 1, 2024 — allows Brookline residents to dispose of extra waste without incurring a fee for overflow trash bags. Due to the Memorial Day holiday, trash collection will be delayed by one day during Trash Amnesty Week.

Only residents using Town Trash Collection Service will be permitted to dispose extra bags of household waste alongside their town-issued trash cart on their scheduled pickup day.

Please do not place any items out for pickup before 3:30 p.m. the day before your scheduled trash day.

The Brookline DPW would like to share some things to remember for bulky item pickup during Trash Amnesty Week:

  • Call 617-730-2156 to schedule your bulky item pickup. Bulky item pickup scheduled online will be charged a collection fee.
  • Bulky item pickups must be scheduled one week in advance.
  • Only a maximum of four bulky items can be scheduled for your collection day
  • No construction, demolition, or household hazardous waste will be accepted.

Household hazardous waste items, such as flammable materials, should be brought to the Town’s Household Haz4ardous Waste Recycling Facility at 815 Newton Street on Tuesdays from 7:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. from May through October.

Additional information on what items are accepted at the Household Hazardous Waste Recycling Facility can be found online by visiting here. Yard waste pickups will occur as normal on your pickup day.

Additional information on the Town’s waste collection services can be found in the Department of Public Works’ Sanitation Guide or here.

Please direct any questions or concerns to the Department of Public Works at 617-730-2156.