New! Summer leaf and yard waste collection

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Once a month this June through September, yard waste will be collected in Boston on your recycling day. The dates for the summer collections are: June 16–20, July 14–18. Aug. 11–15, Sept. 15–20. In the fall the seven-week pickup block will continue (Oct. 13–Nov. 28). Read More »


Hazardous waste dropoff in WR June 29


Safely dispose of old paint cans, tires, chemicals, and other materials. Saturday, June 29, 9 am to 2 pm at the West Roxbury Public Works Yard behind Home Depot. Read More »

Weatherize Now! West Roxbury presentation March 4


WRSE and Renew Boston are hosting this weatherizing presentation where you can learn about the initiatives of the Renew Boston program that include no-cost energy assessments, up to 75% off insulation and air-sealing, rebates for heating and hot-water upgrades, and more. Read More »

WRSE presents “Green Your Electricity and Save Money: A New Option” on July 24

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As of this June, residents of West Roxbury (and the rest of the state) have an additional option for purchasing green energy. On Tuesday, July 24, come hear about an electricity supplier you can choose that offers a 20 percent green energy plan and a 100 percent green energy plan. Read More »

Can You ID These Patches of Yellow in West Roxbury?


As part of the Boston Blooms program last fall, WRSE and others planted many daffodil bulbs in public spaces around West Roxbury. Now they have become beautiful patches of yellow. Can you identify the four locations pictured here? E-mail us at with your guesses, and the first five correct answerers will win a WRSE T-shirt! Read More »

4th Annual Boston Bike Update: February 28

logo for bike update forum

2011 was a big year for bicycling in Boston: the launch of Hubway bike share, increased bike lanes, and the inception of the Boston Bike Network. Come to a public forum on February 28 hosted by LivableStreets Alliance and hear Nicole Freedman, director of the Boston Bikes Program, present on the achievements, challenges, and goals of the effort to make Boston a “world-class bicycling city.” Read More »