Trash & Recycling Cart Request

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The DPW recognizes that the needs of our customers will change over time. If  the size of your trash or recycling cart does not work for your household, you may request a cart swap, or exchange, at any time. Customers may also request additional carts. Making changes to your cart size may impact your annual refuse fee. Requests for the purposes of exchanging or ordering carts will be addressed in the order they are received. 

Trash Cart


Residents may choose from three cart sizes:
  • 35 gallon (holds 3 kitchen bags); $190 annually; $47.50 quarterly
  • 65 gallon (holds 6 kitchen bags); $252 annually; $63 quarterly
  • 95 gallon (holds 10 kitchen bags); $312 annually; $78 quarterly
The annual refuse fee (billed quarterly) is based on one (1) trash cart per residential unit, and are invoiced based on the carts chosen, with two exceptions:
  • If there are more carts than residential units at a property, the customer will be invoiced according to the annual rate of the selected carts.
  • If there are fewer carts than residential units at a property, the customer will be invoiced at the annual rate of the selected carts, or $190 per unit, whichever is higher.
  • Changes made to cart size will be reflected in the next quarterly bill. No rebates are available if a customer exchanges for a smaller cart. 

Recycling Cart


Recycling carts are included in the annual refuse fee at no extra charge. 
  • Recycling carts are available in three (3) sizes: 35 gallon, 65 gallon (standard), 95 gallon
  • Customers may request an additional recycling cart without impacting their annual refuse fee.

Cart Service Fee


  • This $25.00 fee covers the costs associated with retrieving, cleaning, and delivering carts.
  • During the grace period of May 30th - June 16th, the Cart Service Fee will be waived. Requests received after June 16th will be subject to the Cart Service Fee.

Cart Delivery


You will be contacted by a member of the Sanitation Department to arrange delivery of your trash cart using the information you provide. 
Delivery will begin after May 26, 2017. 

Recycling carts are generally delivered within 10 business days of a submitted request. If a delay is anticipated, the customer will be contacted.

Questions and concerns regarding the status of a cart order should be directed to (617) 730-2156 or dpwinfo@brooklinema.gov.

Trash CART REQUEST.
RECYCLING CART REQUEST.