Learn about the free services Public Works provides, find your weekly collection schedule, check out our zero waste programs, and more!
Trash and Recycling
Farmers Market Food Waste Drop-off
We are partnering with local Boston farmers markets to bring community food waste drop-off locations to more Boston...
Community Garden Compost Requests
The City of Boston’s Public Works Department provides compost to community gardens at no cost.
Community Garden Compost Drop-off
The City of Boston is partnering with local community gardens as neighborhood food scrap drop-off sites. We're providing...
Trash Day App Recycling Sorting Tool
Questions about what you can, and can’t recycle in Boston? Click here to find out.
Zero Waste Boston Plan
The City of Boston is dedicated to becoming a zero waste city. Click here to read the Zero Waste Plan, learn about the City’s plastic bag ban, and how you can help Boston reach its zero waste goals.
Zero Waste Educational Materials
Find and print educational materials and translated documents.
Boston Reuse and Donation Directory
Find where to donate, resell, buy responsibly, rent, and repair items, all while supporting Boston’s local reuse economy.