Bulky Items, Overflow Trash, and Trash Amnesty Week

Click the buttons below to see more information about Bulky Item Pickups, Overflow Trash Bags or Trash Amnesty Week. 

Effective July 1, 2023, bulky items will be scheduled for a fee online. See below for additional information.

  1. Bulky Item Pickup
  2. Overflow Trash Bags
  3. Trash Amnesty Week

Bulky Item Collection Fees

The Town of Brookline implemented a new Pay-As-You-Throw fee for large item pickups effective July 1, 2023.

  • Special Bulky Items cost $10 each
  • White Goods (Large Home Appliances like Fridges, Stoves, etc.) & Electronics cost $20 each
  • Mattresses and Box Springs cost $55 each

These new fees are being implemented to comply with new DEP regulations and minimize base fees for municipal trash service. All pickups must be scheduled and paid for in advance.

Request a Bulky Item Pickup Online

Please note there is a small, non-refundable service fee for credit card payments made online.

  1. First, register an account on our online permit portal, Accela. Follow this guide:
    You may skip this step if you already have an account.
    Guide to Registering
  2. Click the following link to request a bulky item pickup and pay online through Accela.
    Request a Pickup

If you require additional assistance, please email the DPW at [email protected].

About Bulky Item Pickup Service

For residents on Town waste collection service, the Dept. of Public Works offers a special collection service for up to four (4) bulky and metal items per week. Bulky and metal items typically classify as a piece of furniture or an appliance. This includes couches, white goods, stoves, refrigerators, air conditioners, CRTs, TVs, etc.

Bulky and metal items are collected on a resident’s regular waste collection day, by appointment only. Appointments must be made one week in advance of your regular trash pickup and paid for in advance (see bulky item collection fees below). Please note there is a non-refundable service fee for credit card payments made online. If you require assistance, please email [email protected] or call the Department of Public Works at (617) 730-2156.

Construction/remodeling materials, automobile parts, and gym equipment are all ineligible for a special pickup request. These items should instead be removed by a private waste hauler. Tires, electronics and small appliances (such as microwaves) can be brought to the Town’s Household Hazardous Waste Recycling Facility at Brookline’s Transfer Station (815 Newton Street) at no cost. The facility is open every Tuesday from May 2nd, 2023 to October 31st, 2023 from 7:30 AM – 12:30 PM. Follow this link for more information on Hazardous Waste Drop Off. We encourage you to try to donate or sell any furniture or appliances that are in good condition, as this is almost always the most sustainable disposal method.