Changes to the citywide trash collection services began on July 1. For the North End, the first Thursday of the new schedule will be July 4th. Trash collection will begin on Thursday morning at 6 a.m.
There is no delay for the Fourth of July holiday. Residents are encouraged to put their trash and recycling out early Thursday morning, but can also put it curbside starting 5pm on Wednesday night.
Thursday street sweeping has now officially been moved to Friday. The city has placed stickers over the parking signs to alert residents. Be sure to note the new schedule when you park your car!
While we’re all thinking about trash, this is a good time to review the City’s recycling rules. Tina Busa of the North End Clean Streets Initiative (NECSI) created a helpful leaflet below detailing what residents can and cannot recycle.
The NECSI has been advocating for increased commitment from the City for services designed to keep our neighborhood clean. NECSI President Joe Mendola stressed that DPW’s planned increase in the number of street cleaners (hokies) throughout the week, as well as the addition of more trash receptacles will make a significant difference.
You can look up your collection schedule and learn what items can be recycled on the city’s Trash and Recycling Day page. There’s also an app that allows users to set reminders and receive notifications of any schedule changes.
Read more NorthEndWaterfront.com coverage of the trash changes by searching the tag: trash.