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Last updated: 10/18/18

2018 leaf and yard waste schedule

We pick up leaf and yard waste from April to December on scheduled days.

Please note: leaf and yard waste will not be collected curbside on non-collection weeks.

Still have questions? Contact:
Public Works
1 City Hall Square
Room 714
Boston, MA 02201-2024
United States
Download the schedule:

2018 leaf and yard waste weeks

April

Monday, April 23 - Friday, April 27

May

Monday, May 7 - Friday, May 11

Monday, May 21 - Friday, May 25

June

Monday, June 4 - Friday, June 8

Monday, June 18  - Friday, June 22

July

Monday, July 9  - Friday, July 13

Monday, July 23 - Friday, July 27

August

Monday, August 6 - Friday, August 10

Monday, August 20 - Friday, August 24

September

Monday, September 10 - Friday, September 14

Monday, September 24 - Friday, September 28

October

Monday, October 15 - Friday, October 19

Monday, October 29 - Friday, November 2

November

Monday, October 29 - Friday, November 2

Monday, November 5 - Friday, November 9

Monday, November 12 - Saturday, November 17

Monday, November 19 - Saturday, November 24

Monday, November 26 - Friday, November 30

December

Monday, December 3 - Friday, December 7

Leaf and yard waste tips

  • Place leaves and yard debris in large paper bags or open barrels labeled YARD WASTE. Do not use plastic bags.  
  • Tie branches with string. The maximum size for branches is three feet with a one-inch diameter. Do not put branches in barrels. 
  • Place barrels, bags, and branches curbside by 7 a.m.
  • If you have two recycling days each week, yard waste collection is on the first recycling day of the week.
  • Christmas trees are picked up during the first two weeks of January on your first recycling day and shredded for compost. The trees should be placed on the curb by 7 a.m. without ornaments or lights.