Cell Phone Batteries (rechargeable)

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Items may be placed in normal trash, but we encourage you to consider donating any usable items to charity or consider recycling items during the city's periodic electronic recycling drop-off events.  Event information will be posted on the Public Works webpage as drop-off events are scheduled.
Public Works Department

For computer monitors, TVs, water coolers, dehumidifiers, refrigerators or air conditioners, you must request a special item pickup online or by calling the Mayor's Hotline at 617-635-4500.
Request Special Item Pickup

Please visit the Massachusetts Department of Environmental Protection for additional resources related to electronics recycling.


Hazardous Waste ImageThe City of Boston hosts two Hazardous Waste drop-off days each year. Events are posted to the City's Public Works website as they are scheduled.

Drop-Off Event Guidelines:

  • For Boston residents only; proof of residency required.
  • No commercial waste accepted.
  • Foot traffic prohibited.
  • City reserves right to reject materials.

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