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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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A Message from Milton DPW

The unprecedented snow fall has caused insufficient lot space to adequately and safely conduct
the regular monthly recycle center operation.

As a result the Milton Recycle Center, located at 629 Randolph Avenue Milton MA,
will NOT be open on Saturday, March 7th.

The Center is usually opne the first Saturday of the Month between 9:00 AM and 12:00 Noon.
The Center will reopen for regular service on Saturday, April 4th.

We apologize for any inconvenience.

Milton DPW



The New Yard Waste Collection Calendar and Schedule
is NOWAvailable.

The new yard waste collection calendar with additional information regarding the recycling center and hazardous material day has been mailed out.
The Milton Post Office should have already delivered your post card by now.
To download a .PDF copy of the yard waste calender just

Change in Trash/Recycling/Yard Waste Collection Routes

Collections have changed from a 5 day collection schedule (M,Tu,We,Th,Fr)
to a 2 day collection schedule (Wednedays and Thursdays ONLY)

Starting Monday June 30, 2014 the Town of Milton, Department of Public works will implement a
new 2 day collection service
for all trash, recycling and yard waste.

The old 5 day collection schedule will continue until Friday June 27, 2014.
At that point no further collections will occur until the following Wednesday.

The new collection days will be every Wednesday and Thursday
and collections will begin on Wednesday July 2 and Thursday July 3 2014.

(see attached map for more details).


Old 5 Day ScheduleNew 2 Day schedule

If your old collection day was either                       your new collection day will be on
Monday or Tuesday                                                       Wednesday       

If your old collection day was either                      your new collection day will be on
Thursday or Friday                                                       Thursday            

If your old collection day was on a                         your new collection day will be on
Wednesday – East of & Blue Hill Ave (even #s)                                            Thursday                                     
Wednesday – West of & Blue Hill Ave (odd #s)                                            Wednesday                                             

All existing sticker policies, rules and regulation regarding collections still apply.

*** REMEMBER – Bins and Barrels MUST BE OUT BY 7:00 AM the day of collection ***

New 2 Day Collection Information

We ask that you please be patient and understand that this is a new schedule that is being implented.
Some scheduling difficulties are expected, just growing pains.
We trust that you will find it an improvement over the old schedule once it is in place.
One main difference you may enjoy is the reduction of delays due to holidays falling on a Monday!

We apologize for any inconvenience, and ask that you please be patient.


To assure your yard waste is picked up, please follow these simple guidelines:

  • Have out by 7 a.m. on your day of pickup
  •  Please remember to place all yard waste into barrels (clearly labeled as ‘yard waste’) or in a paper leaf bag.
  • Leaf bags may be purchased at your local hardware and lawn care centers.
  • Branches should be less than 4 inches in diameter.
  • Branches should be 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 (clearly labeled as "yard waste"
  • Yard Waste stickers from DPW are no longer used.

                              and please    No plastic bags


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 Central Business Office 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, call the Treasurer's Office at (617) 898-4850.    

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