Trash & Recycling

Yard Waste Update as of 5/11/21

Yard Waste Update as of 5/11/21

Overflow Trash

If you find you have more trash than you are able to fit into your 65 gallon blue trash cart, there are two options available for residents:

Overflow Bags - Orange overflow bags are sold at Burlington grocery stores (Market Basket, Wegmans, and Shaws) and the DPW office.  They are sold as 5 bags for $10.  These bags should be left outside next to your blue trash cart on collection day.

Additional Trash Cart - Additional trash carts are $150.00 per year and are not prorated.  Residents are billed yearly in June for the July 1st through June 30th upcoming year.  Please fill out this application and mail it in with a check to the address listed.

Yard Waste Schedule

Yard Waste runs in the Spring (6 weeks) and the Fall (7 weeks) every year. It also runs the last week of June, July, August, and September. Please refer to the 2020 to 2021 Trash and Recycle Calendar (PDF) for more information.

Do Not Mix Waste

Yard waste is banned from the trash by State regulations. Do not put leaves or grass clippings in your trash! Please avoid raking or blowing leave or grass clippings into the street, storm drains, streams, or wetlands.

See the Massachusetts Department of Environmental Protection Waste Ban Regulations page for more information.

Preparing Yard Waste for Pick-Up

On your yard waste pick up day, yard waste must be out by 7:00 AM.

Please call 781-270-1670 the first day you are missed; do not wait till the following week. If you are not sure of your pick-up day, please call 781-270-1670 or refer to the Yard Waste map or Yard Waste day by street document on the righ.t 

Trash & Recycling

In the event of a holiday, your trash and recycle collection will be delayed one day and will be picked up on Friday. For more details, please refer to the Trash and Recycle calendar on the right.

Please call Republic Services at 800-442-9006 to schedule a bulk pick-up.


For a fee, Republic Services will also collect CRTs, TVs, and other small electronics.

Prohibited Items for Pick-Up

Toilets, sinks, and tubs are not allowed to be disposed of in Burlington.

Burlington Holidays for Trash