The Refuse Section of the Department of Public Works is responsible for keeping the City of Brockton clean. The section is charged with picking up illegal dumpings, tires, and debris, etc. from all roads and sidewalks within the city and on city-owned property.
The Section is also responsible for supervising the city's contract for Trash Collection.
The Refuse Section also operates the Brockton Recycle Depot, 301 Oak Hill Way, which accepts hard-to-manage and hazardous waste such as automotive fluids, mercury products, pool and cleaning products as well as items not collected in curbside trash such as tires, propane tanks, and car batteries.
The Recycling Depot is open all year. The depot hosts the city's annual Hazardous Waste Collection Day each fall.
The Refuse Section also handles refuse billing questions and refuse abatements.