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City of Wakefield’s yard waste collection is coming up

Yard waste collection will take place on May 18. Yard waste must be on board before 7am in biodegradable paper bags or barrels. Plastic bags cannot be collected. Please cut branches into lengths of 3′ or less and tie them into bundles no more than 18 inches in diameter.

Yard Waste on Nahant Street is also available for removal of leaves, grass, clippings, shrubs and brush on scheduled dates throughout the season. A permit is required to gain access and is only available to Wakefield residents. Permits can be obtained at the DPW office at City Hall or purchased online. Proof of Wakefield residency is required at time of purchase. Permits must be renewed annually at a cost of $25.

See the full schedule of Public Works events (2 pages). Questions about yard waste collection or the Nahant Street site can be directed to the Department of Public Works at 781-246-6301, ext. 4120.

Other important facts to remember

Collection Wednesday June 12: Residents can safely dispose of mercury at the Nahant Street site on June 12 between 7:30 a.m. and 2:30 p.m. No permit is required for this service.

Rain barrels on sale until May 12: May 12th is the deadline to purchase a Great American Rain Barrel for the discounted price of $89. There is an additional $20 off the first 120 kegs sold using promo code WAK24. Learn more about rain barrels and make your purchase.

Household hazardous waste collection event June 22: Reading and Wakefield jointly host hazardous waste days for residents of these two communities. The spring event will be held on June 22, 2024 from 9:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. at Reading Public Works (75 New Crossing Rd.) Read about the materials that can be collected.


This press release was produced by the City of Wakefield. The opinions expressed here are those of the author.