The Brookline Department of Public Works announces it will extend yard waste collection for an additional two weeks to enable residents to dispose of unexpected items generated by the recent storm event.
The last day of yard waste collection will now be January 12, 2024. This change is possible due to the fact that there are no extreme weather events forecasted for the upcoming weeks.
Yard waste materials eligible for pick up include grass, leaves, and plant trimmings. These materials must be placed in paper yard waste bags or rubbish containers labeled with “Yard Waste.” Stickers are available at the Municipal Service Center, 870 Hammond Street, or the Town Hall Department of Public Works office, 4th Floor, 333 Washington Street.
Small tree branches are also eligible for collection. However, these must be less than 3 inches in diameter and less than 3 feet in length. Limbs and branches must be bundled and tied together in order to be collected. Yard waste should be placed curbside, adjacent to waste carts, on the correct collection day for your property.
The DPW will not be collecting holiday wreaths or garlands as part of the residential yard waste collection program. The wiring and framing of the materials prevent it from being discarded as yard waste. However, holiday trees can be disposed of if they are left curbside on proper collection days. (Please be sure to remove tree stands and ensure all decorations are properly removed prior to being left curbside)
The yard waste pick-up schedule will revert to its regular schedule after January 12, 2024. Collection will be offered during the first full week of April through the last full week of December.