Revere Trash & Recycling Program

Enter your address in the app below to get the schedule for Trash, Recycling, Yard Waste, and Street Sweeping on your street.


Trash, Recycling and Yard Waste Calendar 2

You can now download the City's 2019 Trash, Recycling and Yard Waste Calendar.

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Dial 3-1-1 (781-286-8311) with questions or to report issues.

Uniform Cart Program

The City of Revere is providing each residence with a new blue trash cart. These 65-gallon carts with secure lids will help keep our city clean by keeping trash off the streets and eliminating a food source for rodents. Limiting your waste and separating your waste into recycling and trash also helps the city save money. 

You can now purchase an additional trash barrel for $75 by visiting Cart Purchase Instructions (PDF) are available. 

Single Stream Recycling

Recycling in the City of Revere is every other week. The City is divvied up into Green and Red Weeks for recycling purposes. See the schedule above to see if your address is on a Green or Red Schedule, and to see which color the current week falls into.

You can also download the printable Recycling Collection Schedule for planning purposes.

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

If you have issues or questions about recycling, the schedule, or your recycle bin call 3-1-1 (781-286-8311).

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.


Beyond the BinA link to MassDEP’s Beyond the Bin Recycling Directory

Massachusetts Recycle Smart and Recycle Smart Widget.

Recycling Guidelines

Trash Collection

To find out your property’s trash day see the schedule above.

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

Bulky Item

Bulky Item Pickup is now online. This 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.

Visit to create a log-in and “apply for a permit” that will allow you to request bulky item pickup.

Saturday DPW Disposal Services

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

The DPW will also accept overflow trash bags for $3.

For more information, this guide may useful for what items can be picked up through Bulky Item and what can be brought to the DPW Yard.

Also use the Waste Wizard in the Trash and Street Sweeping App. 

Ordinances for Waste Disposal

Trash Violations

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

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. You can download the 2019 Recycling and Yard Waste calendar. Yard Waste collection weeks in 2019 will be the weeks of:

  • April 15
  • April 29
  • May 27
  • June 10
  • June 24
  • July 8
  • July 22
  • August 4
  • August 19
  • September 2
  • September 16
  • October 1
  • October 14
  • October 28
  • November 11
  • November 25
  • December 9

Holiday Schedule

Trash and recycling is collected one day late following these holidays.

  • New Year’s Day - January
  • Martin Luther King Day - January
  • President's Day - February
  • Patriot's Day - April
  • Memorial Day - May
  • Independence Day - July
  • Labor Day - September
  • Columbus Day - October
  • Veteran's Day - November
  • Thanksgiving Day - November
  • Christmas Day - December

Holidays in bold are also overflow weeks, meaning you are permitted to put out more than the single cart of trash without penalty.

Overflow Options

The City requires that each residence only place out trash in a single City-provided Trash Cart. You have two options for trash overflow.

  1. You can bring any additional trash bags to the DPW Yard (351 Charger Rear) on the 2nd and 4th Saturday of the month, and pay a $3 additional fee.
  2. In the six designated Overflow Holidays (see the Holidays section), additional barrels are permitted.

City ordinances require that Inspectional Service Department inspectors issue fines for improper overflow trash.

Frequently Asked Questions

Why do I have a new blue trash cart?

The blue trash cart is for your weekly trash disposal. Only the blue city-issued barrels may be used for weekly trash collection EXCEPT during the six weeks designated for overflow curbside pickup.