Brookline Trash Schedule 2023 (Bulk Pickup, Holidays, Map)

We’re here to help you find the Brookline trash pickup schedule for 2023 including bulk pickup, recycling, holidays, and maps.

The City of Brookline is in Massachusetts with Cambridge to the north, Milton to the south, Newton to the west, and Boston to the east.

If there’s a change to your normal trash collection schedule then there’s a good chance your street sweeping schedule has changed too so make sure to check for updates.

Brookline Trash Collection Calendar 2023

For normal trash collections schedules, visit

Trash Pick Up Holidays

Here you can see the city-observed holidays.

  • New Years Day
  • Martin Luther King Jr. Day
  • President’s Day
  • Patriot’s Day 
  • Memorial Day
  • Independence Day
  • Labor Day
  • Columbus Day
  • Veterans Day
  • Thanksgiving
  • Christmas Day

Whenever a scheduled collection day falls on a holiday, that day’s collection and all remaining collections for that week will be delayed one (1) day.

Friday pickup will be on Saturday’s during these situations.

Brookline Trash Collection Map

Brookline Trash Pickup Schedule Map

Bulk Waste Pickup Calendar 2023

To find your bulk item pickup schedule visit:

Acceptable Items for Bulk Pickup

The Sanitation Division will pick up large bulk items, including: 

  • Couches
  • Mattress & boxsprings
  • White goods such as Freezer
  • Stove
  • Refrigerator
  • Air conditioner
  • CRT’s such as Monitor
  • Television

Customers must call (617) 730-2156 and schedule any and all bulky item pickups at least one week ahead in advance. 

Unacceptable Items for Bulk Pickup

  • Fluorescent light bulbs
  • Glass bottles
  • Hazardous wastes
  • Lumber or other home construction materials from home repair
  • Metal items or cans
  • Ni-cad batteries
  • Recyclables such as newspapers
  • Rubber tires
  • Yard waste (grass, leaves, and brush)

Have bulky items the city won’t pick up? You need a junk removal service.

If you have large items that the city won’t take from you, you may need to hire a junk removal service.

Junk removal services are not be as picky about the items they’re collecting so if the city won’t take the item, this may be your best bet. There’s usually a fee involved with junk removal but most companies can tell you ahead of time approximately what it’s going to cost.

There are a number of junk removal services in Brookline and I’m sure many of them will be able to help you out.

Recycling Collection Calendar 2023

Here’s the link to the recycling collection calendar:

Frequently Asked Questions

When is bulk pickup in Brookline?

To find your bulky item pickup in your area visit:

What day is trash pickup?

To find trash pickup on your street visit:

What time does trash collection start?

Trash collection starts at 7:00am. Make sure to have your bins on the curb by then.

How can I contact the Brookline Public Works Department?

Phone: 617-730-2156

Address: Town Hall – 4th Floor, 333 Washington Street, Brookline, MA 02445

Hours: Monday – Thursday 8 a.m. – 5 p.m. Friday 8 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.

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