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Commercial Trash, Recycling & Yard Waste Disposal
Private Haulers, Contractors and Landscapers may use the Needham Recycling and Transfer Station for the disposal of trash, recyclables, and/or yard waste after they have purchased an annual commercial disposal sticker. Stickers are available at the Needham Town Hall, 1471 Highland Avenue, in the Treasurer’s Office. The disposal stickers are valid from April 1 to March 31. Any sticker purchased after October 1, will be prorated. In addition to the sticker fee commercial entities are also charged a per ton or per yard disposal fee (see below).

All material will be quantified by weight.  Vehicles will be required to weigh in and weigh out with each load delivered.

Commercial Trash DisposalLeaves
Disposal Rates
  • $140 per ton

All trash must be free of all Waste Ban Items.

Commercial Recycling

Recycling of corrugated cardboard, mixed paper, commingled containers (glass, metal, plastic), and scrap metal is accepted at no additional charge.

Commercial Yard Waste Disposal
Disposal Rates
Per Cubic Yard
Per Ton
Brush, 12” less in diameter $15.00
Leaves / Grass
Wood Chips

All yard waste material disposed of at the Needham Recycling Transfer station must be free from all forms of contaminates (rocks, metal, plastic bags, trash, etc). Any contractor who disposes of yard waste material containing contaminates may have their tipping privileges revoked.

Compost & Loam for Sale
Compost and loam is available at the following rates:

 Type Per Cubic Yard  Per Ton 
 Compost  $12  
 Loam $16.28  
 Clean Fill No Charge for large quantity No Charge for large quantity


Contractors will automatically be set up with direct billing.  For each transaction (disposal or purchase) contractors will be issued an invoice and will have 30 days to remit payment. Failure to pay promptly may result in denied access to the RTS.

Contractors may also pay by check at the RTS.  All checks are to be made payable to, “Town of Needham”.  All returned checks will carry a charge of $25.

Yard Waste Processing Equipment Rental

The Town of Needham rents a trommel screener to neighboring communities for screening compost. Communities interested in renting the trommel should contact the RTS at 781-455-7586 to discuss details. Once a rental has been arranged communities will need to complete and return the agreement below:
New trommel rental rates in effect as of 11/1/2015

Signed agreements should be mailed to:
500 Dedham Ave.  
Needham, MA 02492 

Signed agreements can also be delivered to: 
1421 Central Ave.
Needham, MA 02492

                                        Trommel Screener