Recycling & Transfer Station

  1. RTS Construction Alerts
  2. Overview
  3. 2021 HHW & Paint Day
  4. Annual Sticker
  5. Recycling & Safe Disposal
  6. Yellow Trash Bags
  7. Bulky Waste & Clean-Outs
  8. What We Take



****RTS Summer Hours****

RTS Summer hours to begin May 24th, 2021 & end September 3rd, 2021 

Tuesday through Thursday 7:30 AM to 4:00 PM

Friday 7:30 AM to 12:00 PM Noon

Saturday 7:30 AM to 4:00 PM

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****RTS CONTRUCTION ALERT****

Transfer Station Building Improvements begin May 4th

Replacement of the concrete slab in the trash building, "the tipping floor" will begin Tuesday May 4th into early June.  

Effective May 4th:

  • Contractor trash and trash loads over the scale are limited to Tues-Fri 7:30am-1:00pm

  • No Contractor loads (or any loads over the scale) on Saturdays
  • Possible delays for all loads over the scale and bulky items for disposal

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

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

Many services have been impacted as the Town follows social distancing guidelines and reduces staff at Town facilities to essential workers only. To continue to provide critical services under these conditions and protect the health and safety of our workers and patrons, the Needham Recycling and Transfer Station is implementing a series of changes.  

• The number of vehicles that may enter the RTS at any one time will be limited. Every other parking space is blocked off to provide proper distancing for residents using the drop off areas.  

• There will be two lanes of traffic to enter the RTS – one lane to the left will be for vehicles going straight to yard waste. The right lane will be for residents disposing of trash and recyclables.

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

• Residents are encouraged to visit the RTS during non-peak hours. Saturdays continue to be very busy, making social distancing a challenge. If you can deliver your waste on other days, that would be appreciated.

• RTS is accepting drop-off of tires, refrigerators/air conditioners, and TVs and computers.  Fees charged as applicable; see office trailer attendant.  

• The Swap Shop, donation bins, Goodwill Trailer remain CLOSED

Commercial stickers scheduled to expire March 31st for commercial haulers will be automatically extended to June 30, 2020.   New commercial stickers required July 1st, 2020.  

Please adhere to social distancing guidelines, including staying 6 feet away from fellow RTS patrons and staff. To minimize interaction, consider dropping items off during off-peak times instead of Saturdays.

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