Trash, Recycling, and Yard Waste Information
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Trash, Recycling & Yard Waste Services
, Senior Administrative Clerk
629 Randolph Avenue 
Milton ,MA 02186 
(617) 898-4900, press 1
Mon - Fri: 7:30 AM - 4:00 PM
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*** Please be advised ***
the following change in the solid waste collection schedule
due to the Thanksgiving Day Holiday on Thursday 11/26/2015.

Due to this holiday there will be NO COLLECTIONs ON THURSDAY 11/26.
Instead all solid waste collections (trash/recycling) will occur on Wednesday 11/25
(the day before the holiday) for the entire town. 
Again, all collections will occur on Wednesday 11/25 for the entire town.

Please remember that this is NOT a Yard Waste collection week!

If your collection day is typically on a Wednesday,
the holiday schedule will not affect you at all.


Please remember that if your trash/recycling has not been picked up,
you will need to contact the Sunrise Scavenger Company at 617-361-8000 to report it.


A message from Milton DPW.




The Town of Milton has now adopted a new 2 day Collection Schedule for Trash, Recycling and Yard Waste. The new schedule has collections only on Wednesdays and Thursdays during the week.
Please be advised that the new collection schedule will no longer have delays due to holidays occurring on a Monday, Tuesday or Friday, (we are not collecting on those days).
If a holiday occurs on a Monday, Tuesday or Friday there will be regular collections for that week on Wednesday and Thursday.

If a Holiday occurs on a Thursday all collections will occur on Wednesday the day before the holiday.
If a Holiday occurs on a Wednesday all collections will occur on Thursday the day after the holiday.


*** Recycling Policy for Plastic Bags ***


As a result of recent solid waste internal audit activities, it was found that very many households in Milton have been avoiding the use of trash stickers.
Concealing household trash and trying to pass it off as recycling materials is dishonest.

Solid Waste rules, which are published, available on line, and on the calendar which is mailed to every single residence in town.
Clearly noted under “Single Stream Recycling” is NO PLASTIC BAGS”.
Effective last week our solid waste vendor was directed to comply with our regulations and was notified as follows:

…Milton does not allow recycling to be put out in plastic bags and require that recycling be clearly exposed in single stream barrels or recycling bins.
Milton’s Regulations are built upon the premise that any bagged material has an unknown content and therefore likely contaminated and non-recyclable.
Any material put out in plastic bags WILL BE LEFT BY THE RECYCLING TRUCKS and, if not properly stickered, WILL BE REJECTED BY THE MSW TRUCKS!

Under the terms of our contract our solid waste vendor will not return to collect any non-compliant stop. Non-compliant folks need to wait until next week’s collection.


A Message from Milton DPW

Yard Waste Collection Notice
To assure your yard waste is picked up,
please follow these simple simple guidelines:

Please remember to place all yard waste into barrels or in a paper leaf bag.
Leaf bags may be purchased at your local hardware and lawn care centers.
Yard Waste stickers located at  Treasurer's Office at Ton Hall
or add your own "YARD WASTE" label on barrels.
Branches should be less than 4 inches in diameter and less than 3 feet in length.
Branches may be bundled and securely tied with natural fiber string.
Bundles should be under 40 lbs in weight.
Grass clippings should be in paper bags or barrels labeled as "YARD WASTE"

and please


If you have any questions please call our DPW line at
617-898-4900 and select the TRASH LINE

Thank You


The New Yard Waste Collection Calendar and Schedule
with additional information regarding the recycling center and hazardous material day .



The DPW is once again making compost bins available to Milton Residents at wholesale prices.  Residents can purchase an Earth Machines composter for $42 at the Treasurer's Office at (617) 898-4853, at Town Hall.  The composters will then be available for pickup at the Milton DPW Yard (629 Randolph Avenue) on the following Thursday.  It's that easy!


As of April 1, 2008, Town Hall offices no longer accept cash payments for goods and services. This include fees for recycling bins and also materials accepted at the DPW Yard such as waste oil, antifreeze, car batteries, and tires.  Residents may still use personal checks. For more information, contact the Treasurer's Office at (617) 898-4853.