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Brookline Trash Schedule 2024 (Bulk Pickup, Holidays, Map)

We’re here to help you find the Brookline trash pickup schedule for 2024 including bulk pickup, recycling, holidays, and maps.

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

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 2024

For normal trash collection schedules, visit the city’s trash collection calendar here.

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 2024

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.

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

To request a bulk item pickup, click here.

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 2024

Here’s the link to the recycling collection calendar.

Frequently Asked Questions

When is bulk pickup in Brookline?

Bulk Items must be scheduled one week in advance for collection. Bulk Items should not be placed out earlier than 3:30 PM the day before collection and no later than 7:00 AM the day of collection. Residents will need to schedule pickups online and pay in advance. To schedule a pickup please follow this link brooklinema.gov/bulky.

What day is trash pickup?

To find trash pickup on your street, click here.

What time does trash collection start?

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

How can I contact the Brookline Public Works Department?

Phone: 617-730-2156

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

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

Did we miss anything?

Hope you were able to find everything you need for the Brookline trash pickup schedule. We strive to provide the most up to date information so please let us know if you need anything else.

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