Trash and Recycling

Dear Revere Residents:

Our curbside recycling program is designed to preserve our natural resources and help lower our cost of trash disposal. Capitol Waste Services is pleased to assist Mayor Brian Arrigo in his continuing efforts to increase recycling in the City.  

All household waste, refuse, solid waste, garbage, litter, junk or other forms of rubbish being stored prior to weekly collection and set out for curbside collection must be kept in rodent proof containers.  


For more information, please click on the Code of Ordinance links below:

8.04.024 - Storage of waste at a residence prior to collection

8.04.025 - Storage of wastes placed out for collection

8.04.026 - Separation and collection of recyclables

8.04.027 - Solid waste disposal


All recyclables can be placed into one container.  You do not have to separate your paper, plastic, metal or glass.  No sorting is necessary.

WHAT TO RECYCLE...Please rinse all glass bottles, jars,tubs and plastic microwave trays/containers. Caps, lids, pumps, wraps, labels and detergent spouts may be left on. All paper and cardboard must be clean and dry.  Corrugated cardboard, flatten, cut up 3' x 3' x 1' or less, box or bundle, do not use string, if cardboard will not fit into your tote, place beside or under your tote.  Flatten all cardboard, cereal and snack boxes after removing plastic-coated liners.  You can also recycle newspaper, white paper, colored paper, glossy newspaper inserts, brochures, junk mail, manila envelopes, phonebooks (remove covers), envelopes (remove plastic window), and brown paper bags.


Please refer to the following pages regarding Recycling Collection Schedule:

Recycling Calendar for 2016  

Recycle Collection Days

If you have issues or questions about your recycle bin call 781-286-8314.

Trash Collection

Please refer to this page regarding your Trash Collection Schedule - Trash Collection Schedule

Please refer to this page regarding holidays that push trash and recycle collection back one day - Holiday Schedule - Holidays that push collection back one day

Capitol Waste Services of Revere may be contacted at 617-569-1718.

Last Saturday of the Month DPW Disposal Services

Miscellaneous items (waste oil, batteries & anti-freeze, florescent light bulbs, Nickel Cad Batteries, Mercury thermometers & thermostats), Electronics (computers, tvs, other electronics), Paint (all paint cans must have original label), Other (propane tank) items are accepted ONLY at the City Yard, 321R Charger Street, on the last Saturday of the month from 7:00 A.M. until 12:00 Noon, upon payment of a designated fee.

Click here for more information:  Last Saturday of the Month DPW Disposal Services


Refers to but not limited to: tables, chairs, sofas, love seats, bureaus, shelving, coffee tables, end tables, entertainment centers, mirrors, beds, box springs, mattresses, bicycles, lawn furniture, gas grills, microwave ovens. Limit of 3 items per month. Residents must purchase a sticker at the Board of Health for each item. Acceptable payments are credit card, money order, and personal check. CASH is NOT Accepted. Stickers range in price from $3 to $15 depending on the item.


The City will issue tickets and fines for violations of the State Sanitary Code and the City Health Code. This includes violations of the trash ordinances. Fines range from $25 to $250 per offense and each day that a violation exists is considered a separate offense. Unpaid fines will be enforced by a means of a lien on real property. Violations of the City's trash laws include:

1. Trash placed outside before 5 PM on the day preceding collection (on holiday weeks, fines will be issued if trash is placed out before 5 PM of the day preceding the actual collection day)

2. Dumpsters or barrels overflowing

3. Accumulation of garbage or litter on property

4.Commercial trash placed curbside for residential collection

5. Construction, demolition debris, etc. prohibited from curbside collection


YARD WASTE: Leaves, grass and other easily raked material will be picked up every other week on your regular trash day. Brush can be no longer than 3 inches in diameter and 4 feet long. All materials must be in brown paper leaf bags or open barrels.
Collection Weeks in 2016 will begin the week of April 4, 2016 and will be every other week up through the week of  December 12th. Click here for printable schedule:  2016 Schedule for Yard Waste Collection


Christmas trees (no yard waste) will be picked up during the first two (2) full weeks in January.


Capitol Waste Services of Revere will pick up discarded white goods at curbside every other Friday. Pickups are by appointment only. Residents must purchase a sticker at the Revere Board of Health for each item. Stickers are $20 each, $12 for head of household seniors as defined by the Department of Elder Affairs. Acceptable payments are credit card, money order, and personal check. CASH is NOT Accepted.