Curbside Yard Waste Collection

Grass, Leaves, and Twigs

Capitol Waste Services seasonally collects grass, leaves, and twigs on a weekly basis. In 2024, weekly curbside yard waste collection begins the week of April 1st and ends the of week December 9th. Grass, leaves, and twigs are collected on the business day following the regular trash and recycling collection:  Curbside Yard Waste Collection

Monday Solid Waste Collection       →       Tuesday Grass Collection
Tuesday Solid Waste Collection       →       Wednesday Grass Collection
Wednesday Solid Waste Collection   →     Thursday Grass Collection
Thursday Solid Waste Collection       →     Friday Grass Collection
Friday Solid Waste Collection          →        Monday Grass Collection

Grass, leaves, and twigs are accepted loose in barrels and/or biodegradable brown lawn and leaf bags. Do not use cardboard boxes, plastic trash bags, or the City-issued trash and recycling carts.

Branches & Brush

Capitol Waste Services seasonally collects branches and brush on the last Wednesday of each month.

In 2024, collection for brush & branches begins Wednesday, April 24th and ends Wednesday, November 20th.

This collection is by appointment only. Please contact Capitol Waste Services at (866) 569-1718 to schedule an appointment.

Branches and brush need to be bundled and tied. Individual branches must not exceed four inches in diameter. Branches and brush must be securely tied in a bundle that does not exceed four feet in length and two feet in diameter.


Contact Information

Department of Facilities and Fleet Management
(508) 979-1520
questions about curbside recycling, curbside solid waste and drop-off recycling, missing and damaged carts, ordering extra recycling carts
Capitol Waste Services
(617) 569-1718
questions about the curbside solid waste collection, curbside recycling, bulky waste appointments, brush appointments, yard waste pickup, and missed stops