Home Page City Webmail Admin Login

Bulk Items and Yard Waste

For a printable version of these guidelines, click here.

Bulk Items:

Each household paying a trash fee is entitled to free pick-up of one bulk item per week. To schedule pick-up, call Republic Services at 800-425-0095 or submit the online form at least 48 hours before your scheduled collection day. Put the item curbside with your trash. Accepted items include the following:

  • Carpet (one roll cut into 3’ lengths, rolled, and tied)
  • Copiers and printers (more than 40 lbs.)
  • Couches, loveseats, or other furniture
  • Dehumidifiers
  • Exercise machines
  • Gas and electric stoves
  • Lawnmowers and snow blowers (remove gas and oil)
  • Lumber (one bundle, 3’ lengths, not to exceed 50 lbs.)
  • Mattresses and boxsprings
  • Metal filing cabinets and desks
  • Refrigerators and freezers (remove doors)
  • Toilets and sinks (not bathtubs)
  • Trash compactors
  • TVs and computer monitors
  • Washers and dryers
  • Water coolers and heaters
  • Window air conditioners
  • All other large metal items

For your convenience, the Recycle Depot also accepts propane and helium tanks, appliances, and electronics for free or a small fee.  See the Recycle Depot pamphlet for more information.

Call a private, licensed hauler for the following:

  • Automotive parts
  • Boilers and furnaces
  • Construction and demolition debris, including bathtubs, kitchen cabinets, pipes, sawdust, soot, and sheetrock (check regulations for materials contractors are required to remove)
  • Tree stumps, rocks, soil, dirt, and sand
  • Property clean-outs

Yard Waste:

  • Leaves, grass, plants, twigs, and tree and shrub prunings not more than 4 inches wide and 4 feet long are considered yard waste.
  • Call a private, licensed hauler for tree stumps, rocks, soil, dirt, and sand.
  • Place yard waste in paper (NOT plastic) leaf bags without tape or staples or loose in a 32-gallon barrel with a Yard Waste sticker.There is no limit on the number of bags or barrels you may put out.
  • Yard waste stickers are available free of charge at the Recycle Depot (300 Oak Hill Way) or in the DPW Office on the 3rd floor of City Hall.
  • Bundle twigs, sticks, and prunings (not to exceed 35 lbs. per bundle).
  • Put out bundles, bags, or barrel curbside with your trash; be sure the Yard Waste sticker(s) faces the street.
  • Yard waste mixed with trash in plastic bags, including green “Brockton” bags, will not be collected.

Official Website for the City of Brockton. ©2017 City of Brockton All Rights Reserved.