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Public Works, Waste Reduction Division

Serves Boston - http://www.cityofboston.gov/publicworks/recyclingandsanitation/
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Everything you need to know to become an informed recycler in Boston. Scan the summaries to the left then click the links to the company or agency's website for more detailed information.

Curbside Quick Reference

Plastic #1 - PETEPlastic #2 - HDPEPlastic #3 - VPlastic #4 - LDPEPlastic #5 - PPPlastic #6 - PSPlastic #7 - OtherAluminumCardboardPaperSteel

Drop Off Quick Reference

Recyclable Plastics

All plastics #1-#7. Rigid plastics such as laundry baskets, buckets and toys. Not accepted: bags, and Styrofoam.

Recyclable Paper

Newspaper, magazines/catalogues, junk mail, white & colored paper/brown bags, telephone books, flattened food boxes, paperback books, milk and juice cartons, juice/soy milk boxes, and flattened cardboard boxes.

What's Recyclable? http://www.cityofboston.gov/publicworks/RecyclingandSanitation/curbside.asp
Resources depend on location in town see: http://www.cityofboston.gov/publicworks/RecyclingandSanitation/directory.asp
Service Area Maps http://www.cityofboston.gov/myneighborhood/
Other Notes Motor oil containers, transmission fluid, anti-freeze and empty cans are not accepted on curbside recycling or at drop-off centers. Motor oil is only accepted at drop-off centers.
Phone 617-635-4900
Address 1 City Hall Square, Room 714
Boston, MA 2201
Last Updated 2011-03-20 19:00:05

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