Trash & Recycling

Thanksgiving Delay 2021
FALL yard waste 10.18 thru 12.3

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 2021 and 2022 Trash and Recycle Calendar 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

Please have your yard waste to the curb by 7am on the Monday during each yard waste collection week. Republic Services will collect your yard waste by the end of the week.

Please call 781-270-1670 on Friday before noon if your yard waste is not collected to be added to the missed list.

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.

Simple Recycling - Pink Bags

The Town is no longer partnering with Simple Recycling, but you as a consumer are free to continue to use the pink bags for your textile recycling. Their process for collection has changed and you can find this information on their website

Burlington Holidays for Trash