Public Works
Phone (781)270-1670

The Burlington Department of Public Works, directed by John Sanchez,  located on the second floor of the Town Hall Annex  25 Center Street.    

The Department helps maintain the safety and beauty of Burlington.

Trash and Recycle Calendar 2017-2018
Trash and Recycle Calendar 2016-2017
Yard Waste Days By Street
Yard Waste Map Burlington

if your pink bag is not picked up by Simple Recycling you need to contact them directly at either the website or by calling 866-835-5068.


Administration Building and Cemetery Engineering
Highway  Water/Sewer Water Treatment

For More information please contact the DPW at 781-270-1670

What's New

Simple Recycling

Each year, over 21 billion pounds of clothing go into U.S. landfills - in an effort to combat this growing problem, the Town of Burlington has partnered with Simple Recycling to offer curb-side pick-up of clothing, shoes and small household items.

Simple Recycling is a for-profit recycler committed to offering residents the easiest way to keep usable materials from the landfill. The program is free of charge and simple to use.

Step 1: Place clothing, shoes and home goods into the pink bags provided by Simple Recycling.

Step 2: Place your bags at the curb on your regular collection day by 7:00am. Simple Recycling materials should be placed beside residents recycling container. DO NOT PLACE SIMPLE RECYCLING BAGS INSIDE OR ON TOP OF TRASH OR RECYCLING CONTAINERS.

Step 3: A Simple Recycling vehicle will collect the bags and recycle the items for reuse. Additionally, Simple Recycling will leave behind additional replacement bags for future use upon collection.

Please note, only items placed inside the bags will be collected. Simple Recycling will not pick up anything left outside of the bag.

The following items will be accepted at the curb by Simple Recycling:

-Men, women and children’s clothing
- Coats and Jackets
- Shoes
- Purses
- Hats
- Blankets
- Drapes/Curtains
- Pillows
- Sleeping Bags

All of the materials collected are graded and sorted locally based on quality and condition. The top quality materials will be resold to local thrift outlets, mid-grade is exported to international markets and “unusable” items are processed for raw materials.

Before the program begins, residents will receive two Simple Recycling bags by mail. For every bag Simple Recycling collects, a new bag will be left, usually they are tied to the handle of a refuse bin.

Additional bags can be made available by visiting or by calling 866-835-5068 

Road Construction Updates


Low hanging wires or tree branches in wires
please contact the Burlington Police Dept.  
@ 781-272-1212
DPW does not handle wires on/in Tree's or that
are low hanging.

The DPW web site is maintained by  Terri Keene: