Recycling / Trash

Recycling/Trash 2022-2023 Calendar

FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS:


WHAT DO I DO ABOUT MISSED PICKUPS?

  • CALL SUNRISE SCAVENGER AT 617-361-8000

WILL WOOD BE PICKED UP?

  • Only if cut into 4 ft. lengths & tied.  Up to 3 bundles weekly allowed.  NO WOOD is allowed in carts.  Pallets are not collected curbside or at the Recycle Center Dropoff. 

WHAT IS THE PROCEDURE FOR APPLIANCES, MATTRESSES, & BOX SPRINGS?

  • Residents should call Sunrise Scavenger at 617-361-8000 prior to trash day to advise that these items are being put out.  Mattresses & box springs now must be collected separately and recycled instead of going into the trash per Dept. of Environmental Protection as of 11/2/2022

WHAT IS THE PROCESS FOR BULK ITEMS (FURNITURE)?

  • TWO PIECES OF FURNITURE MAY BE PUT OUT PER WEEK.  NO NEED TO CALL.  SEPARATE TRUCK WILL COLLECT LATER IN THE DAY.  

WHAT DO I DO ABOUT CONSTRUCTION MATERIAL?

  • DOORS, WINDOWS, TOILETS, FENCING, ETC. IS NOT PICKED UP CURBSIDE.  IT MUST BE DISPOSED OF THROUGH THE CONTRACTOR DOING THE WORK OR BY TAKING IT TO COMPANIES SUCH AS CHAMPION CITY/BROCKTON OR BOSTON BUILDING MATERIALS (HABITAT FOR HUMANITY WHO WILL PICK UP RE-USABLE ITEMS AT NO CHARGE).                              

                                                       IMPORTANT

PER FEDERAL LAW: REFRIGERATORS MUST HAVE ALL DOORS REMOVED BEFORE BEING PLACED CURBSIDE DUE TO PUBLIC/CHILD-SAFETY CONCERNS.


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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Recycling should be loose - NOT in paper bags or plastic bags.

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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 OR MATTRESSES/BOX SPRINGS, 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