Trash & Recycling
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) or 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 every Monday for collection that 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.
Curbside Clothing Recycling
Burlington Residents can recycle reusable clothing, shoes, and household items for free
Simple Recycling provides pink bags that you can place at the curb on Thursday (trash day). Simple Recycling will leave behind replacement bags for future use.
For a list of acceptable items or to have bags dropped off/picked up, please visit the Simple Recycling website or call them at 866-835-5068.