Trash, Recycling, Waste Collection

View information regarding Trash, Recycling, Hazardous Waste, Yard Waste, Dog Waste Stations, Cigarette Butt Map, and more. To learn what to do with toxic and/or recyclable items, see Information on Waste Bans.
 
Trash Collection

 

Acceptable and unacceptable trash 

 

 

Holiday pickup schedule

 

 

Request a trash or recycling barrel 

 

 

Trash route and trash collection schedule

 

 

Find a vendor to purchase the City's trash bags

 

 

Trash fees & removal fees for larger items

 

Recycling Collection

 

Place recycling bin curbside on your trash day by 7:00 AM.

 

Request a trash or recycling barrel 

 

Instruction on how to prepare for your recycling

 

Mattresses

 

Wrap your mattress and spring box in plastic to avoid the spread of bed bugs.

 

Items not wrapped in plastic will not be collected, and you may be issued a violation citation.
 

Annual Household Hazardous Waste Day

 

When: June 22, 2019

 

Where: Chelsea High School’s Carter Street Parking Lot

 

Chelsea Residents with proof of residency required. 

 

No more than 25 gallons (liquid) or 25 pounds (solid) per vehicle. 

 

Residents will be required to pay for excess volumes.

 

2019 Yard Waste Pickup Schedule

 

Place leaves, grass and other easily raked materials in paper yard bags or loose in barrels.

 

Tree branches are allowed but they must be cut down to three-feet long and tied up.

 

 

Yard waste can be dropped off at the City Yard at 380 Beacham Street.

 

Call 617-466-4300 before your stop by at 617-466-4300.

 

Monday - Friday (8:00 AM - 2:00 PM) and most Saturdays (8:00 AM - 12:00 Noon)

 

 

 

Spring:

 

April 8 - April 12, 2019


April 22 - April 26, 2019


May 20 - May 24, 2019


June 17 - June 21, 2019

 

 

Summer:

 

July 8 - July 12, 2019


August 5 - August 9, 2019


September 9 - September 13, 2019 

 

 

Fall:

 

October 7 - October 11, 2019


October 21 - October 25, 2019


November 4 - November 8, 2019


November 18 - November 22, 2019


December 9 - December 13, 2019

 

Paint Collection 

 

Only oil-based paints will be accepted.

 

When: 1st Saturday of the month from April to October


Time: 8:00 AM - 12:00 PM


Drop-off Location: Chelsea City Yard, 380 Beacham Street.

 

 

Note: Latex paint should be opened, dried, and discarded with your regular trash.

 

Dog Waste and Cigarette Butt Stations

 

Find a station near you, use our interactive map to look it up.