Hazardous waste drop-off day in West Roxbury Nov. 23


Dispose of your hazardous waste safely and recycle your tires and propane tanks: 9 am to 2 pm at the Public Works Yard, 315 Gardner Street (next to Home Depot). Boston residents only—proof of residency will be required. Read More »


Is your boiler at least 30 years old?


If so, you could qualify for a limited-time rebate of $1,750–$4,000 on a replacement boiler. Your new boiler must be installed by September 30, 2012 (deadline just extended!). Rebates are from National Grid and NSTAR. Read More »

Join the discussion about MBTA fare-increase and service-decrease proposals


You have probably heard about the possibility that commuter rail service on Saturday will be eliminated, among other proposals. If you want to join the discussion about what to do about the MBTA debt, attend a public meeting or comment in written form. Read More »

Recycle your Christmas tree, used wrapping paper, and old phone books

Boston recycling cart

Public Works will collect Christmas trees for composting from January 2 to 13. Please DO NOT put your tree on the curb in a plastic bag! Also, remember to recycle all your wrapping paper in your big blue bin (again, no plastic bags please!) as well as your old phone books. Read More »

Using a watt meter to measure electricity use in your home

Purchase a watt meter (they can be ordered online from Amazon.com starting at $23) or borrow one of ours from Atlas True Value Hardware Store, at 1871 Centre Street. WRSE has purchased several and made them available for one-week free borrows. Just ask at the counter, and you can sign one out. Plug the item […]

CVS Greenbagtag

Save Money and Save the Planet: Take a Reusable Bag for Your CVS Purchases CVS Greenbagtag on your reusable bag gets you $1 extra buck every fourth use