Revere Trash & Recycling Program

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


2024 Trash, Recycling and Yard Waste Calendar

Click here to view the 2024 trash calendar.

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

Purchase Trash/Recycle Cart

The city-issued blue trash carts are required for municipal collection in the City of Revere. To purchase an additional trash cart or recycling bin, follow the links below. Please note that only one additional trash cart per unit is permitted per City ordinance. 

 Purchase Now New Cart Purchase Instructions (PDF) 


Recycling in the City of Revere is every other week. The City is divided 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.

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, envelopes, and brown paper bags.


All recyclables can be placed into one container.  You do not have to separate your paper, plastic, metal or glass.  PUT LOOSELY IN CART. Do not put IN bags (brown paper or plastic)


Beyond the Bin

The Beyond the Bin search tool is next-level recycle searching. 

Use it to find out how and where to donate or recycle items that can’t go in your home recycling bin and are too good to trash. Choose from the material categories listed or enter a keyword and your location, then choose an option for drop-off, pick-up, mail-in, and hit search!

Recycling Guidelines

Saturday DPW Disposal Services

The DPW Yard,319 Charger Street, is open on the last Saturday of each month for resident to dispose of certain items. Please follow the information below for what items can be brought to the DPW Yard for disposal.

Mattress Recycling Program

Effective November 1st, 2022, mattresses are no longer eligible for waste disposal in the state of Massachusetts.

In order to have a mattress or box spring recycled, please adhere to the following steps to have the items collected curbside-

  • Residents must purchase a mattress or box spring sticker in person at the Inspectional Services Department located at 249R Broadway.
  • Stickers are $35 per item/$25 for seniors. Residents are limited to 2 items per household weekly.
  • Upon purchase, residents will receive a mattress bag-
    1. First, place the sticker on the mattress/box spring
    2. Then insert the item into the mattress bag
    3. Place the item curbside on your scheduled collection day. Mattresses and box springs are only picked up on Fridays. 

***Mattresses or Box springs will not be collected if it is wet, soiled, or not in the city-issued mattress bag***

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, bicycles, lawn furniture.


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


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 3 PM on the day preceding collection (on holiday weeks, fines will be issued if trash is placed out before 3 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. 

Pink Bags

The Pink Bag / Textile Recycling Program is a great way to get rid of items that can be reused. It is easy, and it saves taxpayers money too. Residents must schedule their pick-up online here

Pink bags are no longer required for the program. Bags, boxes, or any other type of storage can be placed at your front door preceding your scheduled pick-up day.

We work with Simple Recycling on this program. You can also visit their website, their FAQ page, or their Bag Request page. 


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
  • Juneteenth- June
  • 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 (319 Charger) on the last 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. 

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