Boston Housing Authority will provide opportunities for recycling at all developments by September 2014. In buildings with elevators, recycling bins will be located indoors near trash chutes where you dispose of non-recyclables. At family and garden style developments the recycling bins will be located outdoors, near the trash dumpsters. Pick-up schedules vary from development to development and your manager will let you know your pick-up day and other site-specific information.

What can you recycle?  

  • Newspaper (with inserts)
  • Magazines/Catalogs
  • Junk mail
  • ​White and colored paper bags
  • Telephone books
  • Flattened food boxes
  • Paperback books
  • Milk and juice cartons and boxes
  • Flattened cardboard boxes
  • Pizza boxes (empty)
  • Glass bottles and jars
  • Tin and aluminum cans, foil, and pie plates
  • All plastic containers (no motor oil or chemical containers)
  • Cardboard/spiral cans (potato chip, coffee, nut cans, etc.)
  • Rigid plastics (laundry baskets, buckets, toys, etc.)

What can't you recycle?  

  • Styrofoam
  • Plastic bags
  • Motor oil containers
  • Chemical containers
  • Ceramics or dishes
  • Light bulbs
  • Window glass, mirrors
  • Yard waste
  • Food waste
  • Televisions
  • Computer monitors

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