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Brookline Public Works To Provide Amnesty Trash Collection For Residents


The Town of Brookline will provide a Trash Amnesty pick up during the first week of September, as part of Brookline’s Hybrid Pay-As-You-Throw Trash (HPAYT) Program.

During the week of September 04-09, 2023, residents on the Town’s trash service will be allowed to dispose of extra household waste and up to four bulky items alongside their town-issued trash cart on their scheduled trash pickup day.

Due to the Labor Day holiday, trash collection will be delayed by one day during Trash Amnesty Week.

Trash Amnesty Week provides Brookline residents with an opportunity to dispose of any extra waste without incurring a fee for overflow trash bags or bulky item collection. This bi-annual observance ensures all Brookline residents have access to responsible waste disposal services for their excess waste.

Bulky items such as sofas, mattresses, TVs, and appliances need to be called in and scheduled for pickup at 617-730-2156. Residents who schedule bulky item collection online will be charged the standard collection fee(s). Bulky item pickups must be scheduled one week in advance. Please do not place any items out for pick-up before 03:30 p.m. the day before your scheduled trash day.

Construction and demolition waste will not be accepted. Household hazardous waste items, such as flammable materials, should be brought to the Town’s Household Hazardous Waste Recycling Facility, 815 Newton Street, Chestnut Hill, MA 02467 on Tuesdays, between the hours of 07:30 a.m. and 12:30 p.m.

Additional information on what items are accepted at the Household Hazardous Waste Recycling Facility can be found online 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 by visiting here. Any questions or concerns should be directed to the Department of Public Works at 617-730-2156.