The meeting will be held Tuesday, Sept. 10 from 7 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.
"Automation, with its built in efficiencies, will make Braintree a greener, cleaner and more sustainable community," according to the mayor's press release. "The purpose of the public meeting is to discuss and explain the new program and to answer questions that residents may have."
The Town Council approved the purchase of trash and recycling barrels for each Braintree household earlier this month, clearing the way for a transition to automated waste pickup.
A new contract with Sunrise Scavenger replaces a deal with Capitol Waste that expired June 30. If Braintree had stayed with Capitol at the same rate, it would have spent $8 million over five years, according to data provided by the mayor’s office. With Sunrise, Braintree will spend $6.6 million over the same time period.
“I am excited to introduce this modern collection method being used throughout the United States," Sullivan said in the release. "It is fast becoming a method of choice in Massachusetts and will make our municipal trash/recycling program an improved service."