Trash and Recycling

Purple Overflow Bags

Purple overflow bags are only used for overflow trash and must be placed on top of your trash bin. These bags are not meant to hold yard waste, recyclables, construction debris, or hazardous waste.

Purple overflow bags can be purchased at the following locations:

  • Department of Public Works — 250 Commercial Street
  • 7-Eleven — 50 Western Avenue
  • CVS Pharmacy — 509 Eastern Avenue
  • Nina's Market — 51 Essex Street
  • Stop & Shop — 35 Washington Street


Trash & Recycling Bin Repair/Replacement

The Department of Public Works (DPW) and Capitol Waste repair trash and recycling bins without cost. The services provided are lid repairs, wheels or axles replacements, and cart replacements.

In order to schedule a curbside bin repair or replacement, please contact the DPW at 781-586-8015 or [email protected].

Please note that the DPW often hosts Trash & Recycling Bin Repair Days throughout the community.