Recycling & Solid Waste Division

  1. RTS  Alerts
  2. Overview
  3. Recycling & Safe Disposal
  4. Yellow Trash Bags
  5. Bulky Waste & Clean-Outs
  6. What We Take
  7. 2022 Paint Collection Days

Upcoming Events at the RTS

Saturday, July 16: Paint Collection Day

8:00am - 3:30pm
The Swap Shop will be closed on Paint Day

Other RTS Updates

New food waste program at RTS - Click here for details

The RTS will no longer be accepting asphalt,  concrete and rocks. 

Alternative disposal sites: Dedham Recycle Gravel and Sam White & Sons

Important information to know before visiting the Needham Recycling and Transfer Station:

• Household trash must be disposed of in a yellow "pay-as-you-throw" bag.

• The RTS no longer offers a Goodwill Trailer. Book and textile recycling is available on site. 

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Only residents or commercial entities whose vehicles have an up-to-date sticker affixed to their vehicle window may enter the Recycle Transfer Station. 


The current (gray) resident sticker does not need to be renewed annually. New residents can receive a sticker for the Recycle Transfer Station from the Treasurer's Office in Town Hall - 1471 Highland Avenue.

Commercial Entities

2022-2023 Commercial stickers are available at the Recycle Transfer Station. View an application and current rates.