Recycling / Trash

Braintree "Trash Talk"

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With the mild winter this year, folks are already thinking about their yards.  Composting has become increasingly popular over the past few years.  Concern about climate change has also increased.  Each of us has the opportunity to make a difference regarding climate change, within our everyday routines by Recycling Right and/or Composting. 

Composting is a great way to recycle organic waste into a beneficial soil addition for yards/gardens.  Using the Compost helps store carbon in the soil instead of releasing it to the atmosphere.  Also, you can reduce your trash substantially by composting yard clippings, leaves, fruit peels, vegetable scraps, tea bags, coffee grounds, egg shells, paper towels, napkins and even paper bags!

Compost Bin Purchases – Available to Braintree Residents Only

Compost bins can be purchased for $25. and once the $25 fee is paid the Compost Bin will be delivered to your residence. The process to purchase is:

In an envelope addressed to the Treasurer/Collector’s Office, provide your name, address, and telephone number, and a check made payable to the Town of Braintree in the amount of $25.

Place the envelope in the Tax Collector’s drop box located at Town Hall or mail the information to the Treasurer/Collector’s Office, 1 JFK Memorial Drive, Braintree, MA 02184.

The Treasurer/Collector’s Office will process your request and the Compost Bin will be delivered to your residence



 A bin can be seen at the Farmer’s Market where there are periodic demonstrations and drawings for a free bin.  Composting brochures are available at the Town Hall brochure rack.  For an in-depth video, www.braintreema.gov/recycling   and go to Residential Information, then click on videos.                

Remember to Recycle Right:  No Plastic Bags, No Food or Liquids in Containers, No Hoses/Wires/Chains, No Textiles, and No Styrofoam.  Kindly empty items loosely into the recycling cart.  To see if a specific item is recyclable or not, go to www.recyclesmart.org

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Residential Information:

The Town of Braintree provides Trash/Recycling Services to the Single Family homes (up to 4 units), who pay the annual trash fee. 

Please be considerate of school age children, people walking and any residents having to use wheelchairs, and keep a path open on your sidewalks when you put your trash out.

Condominium/Apartment Information:

THE TOWN OF BRAINTREE DOES NOT PROVIDE ANY KIND OF TRASH SERVICE FOR CONDOMINUMS/APARTMENTS.  However, Recycling Services are available at the Residential Drop Off Center.   Click here to see what to Recycle 

Commercial/Business Information:

The Town of Braintree does not provide Trash or Recycling services for Commercial/Business residents.  

Curbside Pick-Up Reminders

Please remember, missed trash or recycling pick-ups, or to schedule a pick-up of appliances, call Sunrise Scavenger - Customer Service 617-361-8000. For appliances, a minimum notice of 2 to 3 working days is needed. Missed pick-ups should be called into Sunrise Scavenger within 24 hours.

Weekly Curbside Trash & Recycling Pickup SchedulesClip Art of Clock

Just a reminder...all trash and recycling needs to be placed curbside either the night before, or prior to 7 a.m. Collection time is subject to change due to a variety of reasons such as equipment problems.

Also, your carts should not be set out before 7:00 the night prior to the collection and carts should be removed from the curb within 24 hours of your set out

2020 Trash-Recycling Calendar of Services