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Our department's mission is to enhance the quality of life in Boston by protecting air, water, climate, and land resources, and by preserving and improving the integrity of Boston's architectural and historic resources.

We maintain Boston's wealth of historic sites, buildings, landscapes, and waterways through protective designation and review processes.

We are focused on implementing the Mayor’s commitment to sustainable development, climate protection, and the environment. We review environmental impact assessments, issue permits, and provide information and referral services on environmental issues.

1 City Hall Square
Room 709
Boston, MA 02201-2031
United States
Monday through Friday, 9 a.m. - 5 p.m.

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Latest news

Latest news
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Feb 8

Our progress toward carbon neutrality

Recycled metal
Jan 29

Zero Waste and the circular economy - it takes two

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Jan 11

Demolition Delay application: 11 Burney Street, Mission Hill

Landmarks Commission
Sharing onions
Dec 19

Buy Nothing Jamaica Plain: bones, bug bling, and beautiful community

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Greenovate Boston

Greenovate Boston provides resources for all residents to participate in the City of Boston’s climate action goals.

Christmas Tree Pickups
We collect trees for composting during the first two weeks of January on your first recycling day. Place trees on the curb by 7 a.m without ornaments or lights.