Currently, Brookline’s Department of Public Works does not offer any curbside organics pickups. However, residents are encouraged to utilize the numerous organizations in the Greater Boston area who are devoted to reducing waste and offering this service for Massachusetts residents. In addition to these options, the town does offer backyard compost bins. To assist you in your efforts, home composting bins may be purchased at a discounted price of $46 from the Municipal Service Center located at: 870 Hammond St. Brookline, MA 02467. You can visit the Earth Machine company site for more information.
Hazardous Waste Compost Drop Off
Every Tuesday 7:30am to 12:30pm from May through October Hazardous Waste Drop Off days occur at the Brookline Transfer Station at 815 Newton Street. Residents can now bring their kitchen scraps and food waste up during these days to compost.
Brookline Teen Center
The Brookline Teen Center, located on 40 Aspinwall Avenue in Brookline already has two compost receptacles available to residents to drop off food waste. You can access it 24 hours a day (located right outside the main entrance). This has been an effective program and has already had an impact on reducing waste levels in Brookline. Visit the Teen Center’s page to access more information.
Call 617-879-4908 for more information on backyard and curbside composting.