Bags, Stickers, Bins & Fees

Yellow Pay-As-You-Throw Trash Bags

Residents must purchase special yellow trash bags to dispose of their trash. Bags come in two sizes and are priced as follows:  

TypeFee
Large bags (30 gallons)$20.00 per package of 10 ($2.00 each)
Small bags (15 gallon)$10.75 per package of 10 (~$1.08 each)

Needham Yellow BagsYellow Trash Bags

Bags may be purchased at the following locations:

  • Needham Garden Center
  • Roche Bros Supermarket
  • Sudbury Farms Supermarket
  • Volante Farms
  • Town Treasurer’s Office at Town Hall
  • The Needham General Store 

Annual RTS Stickers
Residents and commercial entities must have an up-to-date RTS sticker affixed to their windshield in order to enter the RTS. A commercial hauler sticker must be renewed annually and is good through June 30th of each year.

July 2023 to June 2024 Sticker Rates

TypeFee
Standard (Residential) StickerFree
Senior Standard StickerFree
Additional StickerFree
Hauler/Commercial Sticker$125
Replacement StickerFree
Lost or Stolen StickerFree
RTS Weekly PassFree


To Get an RTS Sticker In Person

Complete the Sticker Application Form below and take it with you to the Treasurers office located at town hall 1471 Highland Ave during business hours.

To Get an RTS Sticker By Mail

Mail a completed application form and a self-addressed stamped envelope to:
Recycle Transfer Station
Town of Needham
1421 Central Avenue
Needham, MA 02492

Commercial haulers should include a check made out to Town of Needham.

If you have a question about purchasing an RTS sticker, please call the Recycle Transfer Station - 781-455-7568



 Large Items

Fees for items that do not fit in a yellow trash bag are as follows. Payment is by check or credit card only. New rates are effective as of September 1, 2023.

TypeFee
Appliance (Freon-bearing)$15.00
Bulky Itemsvaries
Carpet (10 x 10)$10.00
Upholstered Chair$10.00
Sofa$15.00
Sleep Sofa$20.00
Mattress / Box Spring (Each)$20.00
Toilet / Porcelain Sink$15.00
Small Item$5.00
Medium Item$10.00
Large Item$15.00
Propane Tank$5.00
Television$20.00
Computer Monitor$20.00
Tires
          Car$7.50
          Truck$15.00
Florescent Tube DisposalNo Charge
Small Printer$5.00
Clean-Outs and Commercial Waste (Per Ton)$140.00
Minimum Scale Fee (Effective Sept 26, 2023)$30.00
Convenience Fee (illegal dumping)$10.00


Recycling Bins

Recycling bins are available for $5.00 at the Public Service Administration Building - DPW Admin, 500 Dedham Avenue, during office hours.

RTS Fees

Fees for items that do not fit in a yellow trash bag are as follows. Payment is by check or credit card only. New rates are effective as of September 1, 2023.

Miscellaneous ItemsFee
Air Conditioner$15.00
Appliance (Freon-bearing)$15.00
Carpet (10 x 10)$10.00
Computer Monitor$20.00
Florescent Tube DisposalFREE
Freon-bearing Appliance$15.00
Upholstered Chair$10.00
Sofa$15.00
Sleep Sofa$20.00
Mattress / Box Spring (Each)$20.00
Propane Tank (20lbs or less)$5.00
Small Item$5.00
Medium Item$10.00
Large Item$15.00
Small Printer$5.00
Tires - Vehicle Auto$7.50
Tires - Vehicle Truck$15.00
Toilets and Sinks (Porcelain)$15.00
Television$20.00
Flat Screen TV$20.00
All Screens (Monitors)$20.00
Convenience Fee (illegal dumping)$10.00


Scale RatesFee
Per Ton Rate$180.00
Minimum Scale Rate$30.00
Commercial Single Stream Recycling Fee (per ton)$85.00


Yard Waste Processing Equipment Rental
Fee
Trommel Screener Rental (weekly)n/a
Trommel Delivery and Pickupn/a


Snow Dump RatesFee
Snow Dump Fee 4 Hour Shift$1,200.00
Snow Dump Fee 8 Hour Shift$2,400.00


Commercial Yard Waste DisposalFee
Brush, 12" less in diameter (Cubic Yard)$15.00
Leaves / Grass (Cubic Yard)$10.00
Brush, 12" less in diameter (Ton)$60.00
Leaves / Grass (Ton)$50.00
Wood Chips (Ton)$7.50


Compost & Loam for SaleFee
Compost (30 gallon barrel)FREE
Compost Residential & Commercial (Cubic Yard)$4.00
Loam Residential & Commercial (Cubic Yard)$16.28