Charlestown Not Affected by New Boston Trash Collection Plans

The new contracts go into effect July 1.

Credit: Patch file photo.
Credit: Patch file photo.

A host of neighborhoods in Boston will be affected by new collection hauling and disposal contracts that go into effect on July 1, but Charlestown will not be among them, according to an announcement by Boston city officials.

As part of Boston's newest contract, Charlestown will have a new hauler, Sunrise Scavenger, but there will be no changes to the current collection format. For more information, call 617-635-3485 or visit www.cityofboston.gov/ons

"I'm concerned for the environment and we have to do our part by protecting our city," Boston Mayor Martin Walsh said in a statement. "This new contract has been implemented with the goal of encouraging more recycling and trash collection with keeping our current financial climate in mind."

The contracts will run through Fiscal Year 2019, and will affect the following areas:

  • Back Bay
  • Bay Village 
  • Beacon Hill
  • Chinatown
  • Downtown
  • Fenway
  • Financial District
  • Leather District
  • Mission Hill
  • North End
  • Roxbury
  • South End
  • West End

The following districts will not be affected by the new contract:

  • Allston
  • Brighton
  • Charlestown
  • Dorchester
  • East Boston
  • Hyde Park
  • Jamaica Plain
  • Mattapan
  • Roslindale
  • South Boston
  • West Roxbury

In related news, Boston City Councilor Sal LaMattina is looking to the Boston Public Works Department and code enforcement officers to start cracking down on improper trash and recycling disposal in Charlestown and other areas, according to the Charlestown Patriot-Bridge


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