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Trash and Recycling

It is very important that you bag your trash completely before placing it in the dumpster. Large items such as mattresses and furniture may be placed next to the dumpster. Televisions, computer screens and other items with internal electronics must be placed next to the dumpster for separate pick-up.

If your housing development does not have dumpsters, you must put your trash out on the street at the times specified by management. The City of Boston does not permit trash to be placed on the curb until the evening before scheduled pick-up. Never store trash in hallways even for short periods.

Before recycling, it is important to read the recycling guidelines