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What to do with your trash when it snows

Crews have a tough time reaching trash barrels and recycling carts behind snow banks. Please clear an area at the curb, or put containers next to or in front of snow banks.

By making it easier to reach containers, our workers can have quick and safe collections. If you have any questions or concerns, please call 311.

Still have questions? Contact:
1 City Hall Square
Boston, MA 02201
Trash Day schedule

View your collection schedule, set up notifications, search recyclable materials, and more.

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What to do with barrels and carts

Place carts and barrels next to snow banks instead of behind them. You can also shovel out a space for a cart or barrel.

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What not to do

Please don’t leave carts buried under snow if you are able to shovel them out.

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Download the Trash Day app

Never miss a collection day again.

With our free Trash Day app you can view a calendar for your home's collection dates and set reminders. You can also search a directory of hundreds of household items to find out the right way to dispose of them.