Trash Information

Curbside Collection Services - Trash Information

Residents receiving curbside services who have the occasional extra bags of household trash may utilize the Recycling Center at 257 Ivory St.  All trash must be contained within a plastic bag & securely tied.  A Town-issued sticker from the Treasurer's Office (781-794-8134) is required & must be affixed to your windshield.  Up to 3 bags of trash may be dropped off daily.  Recycling Center Hours: Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday & Saturday: 7:15am - 2:45pm.

A $30 one-load permit (effective 7/1/2022) to dispose of excess trash, beyond the three (3) bag daily allowance, may be purchased ahead of time at the Treasurer's Office, Town Hall (781-794-8134).  Each permit allows  for up to 300 pounds of material (you may purchase multiple permits) and can only be used once.   

Also effective 7/1/2022 we cannot accept fencing, toilets, wood, drywall, pallets, windows/doors, bricks, stone or concrete blocks.  Small quantities of wood bundled & tied is permitted (up to 3 bundles per visit).

Effective 11/1/2022 mattresses and box springs can no longer be dropped off. 

Effective 7/1/2022 call Sunrise Scavenger to schedule mattress/box spring collection - curbside only 617-361-8000.  There is no charge for this curbside collection.  However, a $30 charge (each item) will be assessed prior to 11/1/2022 for any brought to the center.

Weekly Curbside Pickup

  • Missed pickups - call Sunrise Scavenger directly at 617-361-8000.
  • Please have carts curbside prior to 7 a.m.
  • Carts should be 2 - 3 feet apart (also same distance from furniture) and in a place with at least 12 feet overhead clearance with handles facing house.  (50 lb weight limit)
  • Only the Town issued carts can be used.
  • Trash must be in cart with lid closed (except for 2 bulky/large items detailed below.)
  • 2 bulky/large items are allowed per week (no need to call except for appliances & mattresses/box springs  617-361-8000). 
  • Bulk items are picked up by a separate truck - not collected with your carts                        
    • This only includes:
  1. Bulky/Large Items & Furniture.
  2. Up to 3 bundles of Carpet/Wood (no tree branches) must be cut in 3'-4' lengths and tied.  50 pound limit per bundle.
  3. Appliances & Mattresses/Box Springs - *Please note: must call to arrange for pickup.  Appliances include: refrigerators, stoves, washers, dryers, microwaves, lawn mowers (empty gas tanks), grills (without tanks), water heaters, air conditioners, etc.  Call Sunrise Scavenger at 617-361-8000 to schedule a pickup. If calling after office hours, leave your address, inclusive of “Braintree” and what item(s) you are putting out for pickup.

Televisions - Are Not Collected & Not Accepted at Residential Drop-Off Center

TV’s and computer monitors are not collected curbside and are not accepted at the drop-off center. TV’s are considered Hazardous Waste.  There are many places to dispose of TV’s such as Best Buy, Clean Harbors, Willards Disposal Service, McConnell Enterprises, and at advertised, semi-annual collections by the Rotary Club of Braintree.  

PER MA DEP regulations, CONSTRUCTION AND DEMOLITION materials CAN NOT BE PLACED CURBSIDE.              C & D includes: windows, doors, flooring, roof materials, fencing, pallets, toilets, etc. - any non-household trash item.  

Click here for construction disposal information:
Construction and Demolition Materials  Also, Textiles (Clothing, shoes, blankets, etc.)  can no longer be placed in the trash.  Collection containers are located at the Recycling Center, all schools & many churches for collection.