CITY OF REVERE

 Trash & Recycling Program FAQ

 

Please visit www.revere.org/trashschedule to find your regularly-scheduled trash, recycling and yard waste days.   

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.   These are answers to questions most likely to arise.

 

Which residents are receiving a new trash cart?

Every unit of every building containing 6 or fewer residential units will receive a new cart.

 

When will the trash carts be delivered to my home?

Delivery of the carts is taking place October 22 to November 16. If your unit did not receive a cart when your neighbors did, please contact Revere 311 (781-286-8311) or revere311@revere.org.

 

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.  The six designated weeks are the weeks of New Year's Day, Memorial Day, Independence Day (Fourth of July), Labor Day, Thanksgiving, and Christmas.  Overflow trash will be collected on your first scheduled trash collection day following the respective holiday.  So, for example, if Christmas falls on Monday, overflow trash can be placed out for collection on your regularly scheduled day that week.

 

What if I have too much trash to fit inside my cart?

Residents have three options for overflow trash that does not fit inside the cart:

  • Order one extra trash cart from the City for a one-time fee of $150, or $75 for seniors.
  • Place extra trash out on one of six designated holidays per year: Memorial Day, Independence Day, Labor Day, Thanksgiving, Christmas, and New Year’s. Even on these holidays, trash must be placed inside a secure bin with a lid. No trash bags of any kind on the ground.    
  • Bring your extra trash to the City Yard, 321 Charger St, Revere, on the 2nd and 4th Saturday of each month between 7 am-noon for a $3 per bag fee.

 

Will my trash collection pick up day change?

No. Visit www.revere.org/trashschedule or call 311 to confirm your collection day. 

 

Can I purchase an extra trash cart?

Yes. Additional Trash Carts can be purchased utilizing the e-permitting site: revere.org/permitting. You must register for an account, and then select “Additional Trash Toter Request” as your permit type. After you have submitted the information and paid, the DPW will deliver a cart.

 

Why do I have to pay for an additional trash cart?

The City is providing one large-capacity, high quality trash cart to all residents for free.The City of Revere is asking for a one-time cost to handle the higher capacity of trash. The reality is that the vast majority of communities charge an annual fee for overflow trash, rather than a one-time charge. 

 

What do I do with my current trash receptacle?

If you wish, you can bring it to the Department of Public Works, 321 Charger Street, and it will be disposed of free of charge.  You might prefer, to keep the receptacle to collect yard waste, or to use it to place overflow trash for collection during the six designated weeks where overflow trash in non-city issued barrels will be accepted for collection.  If you use it for overflow collection, however, the barrel must have a lid securely placed on the barrel opening. 

The six designated weeks for overflow trash collection are the weeks of New Year's Day, Memorial Day, Independence Day (Fourth of July), Labor Day, Thanksgiving, and Christmas.  Overflow trash will be collected on your first scheduled trash collection day following the respective holiday.  So, for example, if Christmas falls on Monday, overflow trash can be placed out for collection on your regularly scheduled day that week.

 

What happens if I don't use my new blue trash cart?

The City's trash collection company will ONLY take the new blue carts except during the six designated weeks listed above.  If you do not use the blue trash cart during any other week, your trash will not be collected, and the City's Inspectional Services Department will be notified and you may be assessed a fine for improper trash disposal.  

 

Can I take my blue trash cart with me when I move? 

No.  The new blue carts are the property of the City of Revere and must remain with the property to which the cart is assigned.  The carts are equipped with tracking devices and can be located if they are improperly removed from the assigned property. 

 

My lid won’t close because I have a lot of extra trash in the bin, is that ok?

No. This is called “snow-coning” and is not acceptable. To keep rodents away, all trash cart lids must be closed. To dispose of overflow trash and avoid being fined, drop it off at DPW on the 2nd and 4th Saturday of each month between 7:00 AM and noon, use a personal bin with a secure lid on a designated holiday weeks, or order one extra blue cart.

 

The lid on my new blue trash cart won’t close tightly, is my lid broken?

New cart lids may be warped during the distribution process. During the next couple of weeks, they should settle in place. Call 311 to report sustained damage.

 

What should I do if my trash cart breaks?

The trash carts are built to be sturdy and resilient. If you have an issue, contact Revere 311 (781-286-8311) or revere311@revere.org

 

What should I do with bulky items like a couch, furniture, white goods, or mattress?

Visit www.revere.org/permitting to register and apply for a Bulky Item Pickup, or call 311 for assistance. The deadline for next day Bulky Item Pickup is 3:00 PM Monday through Thursday, and 10:00 AM Friday. If you apply later than that time, your items may not be eligible for pickup until the following week.

 

Can I put leaves or yard waste in my blue trash cart?

No.  Yard waste should be put out separately in yard waste bags or open trash barrels.  Find the yard waste pickup schedule online at www.revere.org/trashschedule or call 311.

 

What about the brown trash cart I already have?

The brown cart is NOT for trash.  It is for Recycling ONLY.  Recycling is collected every two weeks on your usual trash collection day.  Very strict rules apply to recycling, and you may refer to the chart below.  Items  acceptable for recycling that contained food or other product must be rinsed cleaned before they are placed in your recycling trash cart. If you are unsure, call 311 for advice.

 I don’t know whether this belongs in recycling. What should I do?

Please refer to the graphic below:

 

 

My blue trash cart was stolen or damaged, what should I do?

Stolen or damaged carts should be reported to 311.

 

Still have questions?

Contact Revere 311 (781-286-8311) or revere311@revere.org