for new residents

Trash & Recycling

  • Trash

    Trash should be put in sealed plastic bags on the sidewalk early in the morning (or after 5 PM the night before).

  • Trash barrels

    Trash Barrels should be covered, and the trash that is put in them should be in sealed plastic bags.  If you store trash barrels outdoors, they must be tightly covered.

  • Recycling

    Recycling Use blue plastic bins or a cardboard carton for glass and plastic bottles, tin cans, and milk cartons and cereal boxes.

    Cardboard should be placed UNDER the blue bin, not in it. Newspapers and magazines go BESIDE the blue bin in brown PAPER bags with the plastic removed.

    Unwanted TV sets and computers should not be left out with regular trash.  Call the Public Works Department 617-635-7574 to arrange for pickup.

  • Blue bins

    Blue bins are available from the City – just call 617-635-4959. They deliver too

  • Sidewalk cleaning

    Sidewalk cleaning is your responsibility, not the City’s. Homeowners are required to keep the sidewalk clean and free of trash (and snow in winter).

  • Special collections

    Yard Waste: (eg: leaves. Use paper bags or open barrels.)
    First 4 Saturdays in May
    Last Saturday in October
    First 3 Saturdays in November

    Christmas Trees: On all regular trash pick up days during the first two FULL weeks of January

  • Electronic Waste

    Unwanted consumer electronics – cell and smart phones, computers and monitors, televisions, DVD and MP3 players, pagers, PDAs and other devices – are the fastest-growing category of waste in Massachusetts. Until recently, Bay Staters were discarding an average of more than 900,000 units annually, but that number has increased due to the federally-mandated transition to digital television broadcasting. If you own an analog TV, there is no need to replace it right away. You can extend its useful life by purchasing a digital converter box.

    When you do have a television or any other unwanted electronics to discard, remember that still-useful items can be donated to others. Non-working electronics should be recycled to prevent lead, mercury and other toxics they contain from posing health and environmental risks after disposal. Some electronics – the cathode ray tubes (CRTs) found in most computer and television screens pre-dating flat panels – are banned from Massachusetts landfills and combustion facilities.

    For more information on Donation & Reuse Options, Drop-Off & Mail-In Programs and other Programs & Resources, please visit The Official Website of the Executive Office of Energy and Environmental Affairs.

Schedule a Special Collection Item for Pickup

TV’s, computer monitor’s, refrigerators, AC’s, water coolers and dehumidifiers are limited to 5 items per household, per year.

Where Do I Vote?

Early Voting is now an option here in Massachusetts. More information at the Vote Early Boston website.

  • Strand Theater

    543 Columbia Rd.
    Dorchester, MA 02125
    (617) 635-1403

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    8 Annapolis Street
    Dorchester, MA 02125

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    71 Pleasant Street
    Dorchester, MA 02125

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