DPW Announcements

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Brookline Public Works to Provide Trash Amnesty Pickups for Residents 

BROOKLINE – The Town of Brookline will provide a Trash Amnesty pick up the first week of September, as part of the Brookline’s Hybrid Pay-As-You-Throw (HPAYT) trash program. 

During the week of Sept. 5-10, customers of the Town’s trash collection service will be permitted to dispose of extra household waste alongside their town-issued trash cart. 

Due to the Labor Day holiday, trash collection will be delayed by one day. 

Bulky items such as sofas, mattresses, TVs, and appliances still need to be called in and scheduled for pickup at 617-730-2156. Please do not place any items out for pick-up before 3:30 p.m. the day before your scheduled trash day. Construction and demolition waste will not be accepted. 

Household hazardous waste items, such as flammable materials, should be brought to the Town’s Hazardous Waste Drop Off Center at 815 Newton Street on Tuesdays between the hours of 7:30 a.m. and 12:30 p.m. Yard waste pickups will occur as normal on your pickup day. 

Trash Amnesty Week provides Brookline residents with an opportunity to dispose of any extra waste without incurring a fee for overflow trash bags. This bi-annual observance ensures all Brookline residents have access to responsible waste disposal services for their excess waste. 

 Any questions or concerns should be directed to the Department of Public Works at 617-730-2156.