When is my trash and recycling picked up?

Your trash and recyclables are picked up at curbside once each week. The collection day depends on where you live. If you don’t know which day, call 617-730-2156 or download the We Recycle Brookline app on IOS or Android on your mobile device.

All trash, recyclables, yard waste, bulk items and CRTs (TVs), must be placed at curbside by 7 a.m. on the pickup day, but no earlier than 3:30 p.m. the night before. Please be careful if you put the trash / recycle containers out the night before, since animals may tear open bags or get into trash barrels during the night. Collectors will not pick up trash that is not in a container. Unacceptable material will be left at curbside along with a violation notice.

See the schedule by street.

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1. When is my trash and recycling picked up?
2. Where does my trash and recycling go?
3. How do I get a blue recycling cart?
4. What happens if my collection day falls on a holiday?
5. What do I do with my hazardous waste?
6. What do I do with my hazardous waste in the winter?
7. Are there any restrictions on what I can put in my trash?
8. What are special pickups?
9. Who do I call if I see illegal dumping?
10. What should I do with yard waste?