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2020 leaf and yard waste schedule

We pick up leaf and yard waste from April to December on scheduled days. We also hold drop-off events during the year. Leaf and yard waste will not be collected curbside on non-collection weeks.

COVID-19 update: Due to the ongoing public health emergency, we have canceled our June leaf and yard waste drop-off dates. At this time, curbside collection remains on schedule.

Have questions? Contact:

Public Works
BOSTON, MA 02201

Upcoming drop-off dates

Upcoming drop-offs
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Leaf and yard waste drop-off

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2020 leaf and yard waste dates


Monday, April 13 - Friday, April 17 (curbside pickup)

CANCELED: Sunday, April 19 (Yard waste dropoff event)

CANCELED: Sunday, April 26 (Yard waste dropoff event)


Monday, May 4 - Friday, May 8 (curbside pickup)

CANCELED: Sunday, May 10 (Yard waste dropoff event)

Monday, May 18 - Friday, May 22 (curbside pickup)

CANCELED: Sunday, May 24 (Yard waste dropoff event)


Monday, June 8 - Friday, June 12 (curbside pickup)

CANCELED: Sunday, June 14 (Yard waste dropoff event)

Monday, June 22  - Friday, June 26 (curbside pickup)

CANCELED: Sunday, June 28 (Yard waste dropoff event)


Monday, July 6  - Friday, July 10 (curbside pickup)

Sunday, July 12 (Yard waste drop-off)

Monday, July 20 - Friday, July 24 (curbside pickup)

Sunday, July 26 (Yard waste drop-off)


Sunday, August 2 (Yard waste drop-off)

Monday, August 10 - Friday, August 14 (curbside pickup)

Sunday, August 16 (Yard waste drop-off)

Monday, August 24 - Friday, August 28 (curbside pickup)

Sunday, August 30 (Yard waste drop-off)


Sunday, September 6 (Yard waste drop-off)

Monday, September 14 - Friday, September 18 (curbside pickup)

Sunday, September 20 (Yard waste drop-off)

Monday, September 28 - Friday, October 2 (curbside pickup)


Monday, September 28 - Friday, October 2 (curbside pickup)

Monday, October 5 - Friday, October 9 (curbside pickup)

Sunday, October 11 (Yard waste drop-off)

Sunday, October 18 (Yard waste drop-off)

Monday, October 19 - Friday, October 23 (curbside pickup)

Monday, October 26 - Friday, October 30 (curbside pickup)


Sunday, November 1 (Yard waste drop-off)

Monday, November 2 - Friday, November 6 (curbside pickup)

Sunday, November 8 (Yard waste drop-off)

Monday, November 9 - Saturday, November 14 (curbside pickup)

Sunday, November 15 (Yard waste drop-off)

Monday, November 16 - Friday, November 20 (curbside pickup)

Sunday, November 22 (Yard waste drop-off)

Monday, November 23 - Saturday, November 28 (curbside pickup)

Sunday, November 29 (Yard waste drop-off)

Monday, November 30 - Friday, December 4 (curbside pickup)


Monday, November 30 - Friday, December 4 (curbside pickup)

Monday, December 7 - Friday, December 11 (curbside pickup)

Christmas tree pickup dates

Monday, January 4 - Friday, January 8

Monday, January 11 - Friday, January 15

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. 
  • Please place your barrels, bags, and branches curbside by 6 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 full weeks of January on your first recycling day and shredded for compost. The trees should be placed on the curb by 6 a.m. without ornaments or lights.

Christmas tree pickups

We pick up Christmas trees during the first two full weeks of January to be shredded for compost. If you have two recycling days, we pick up trees on your first recycling day.

Please place your trees on the curb by 6 a.m., without ornaments or lights.

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