Providing 1 free cart per household is an equitable solution to trash collection. In several of surveys conducted in Newton, most residents could use the one 64-gallon cart for their trash needs. The more you recycle, the less likely you will incur the need to resolve this problem. Also you will need to break, cut, crush, etc. to get material to fit into the cart. Please see Automated Trash Guidelines for additional information.
However, if a household disposes more than a 64-gallon cart worth of trash each week, there are two options:
You can also bring appliances and metal items to the Depot during open hours. click here for more information.
If your item is still working, please consider donation! Visit our Recyclopedia for a listing of donation outlets.
Rigid Plastics, such as children's slides and other play equipment, plastic shelving, coolers, laundry baskets, buckets, barrels, bins and storage totes, hard plastic toys, flower pots (no soil), rigid plastic outdoor furniture, PET and PVC blister packs are accepted at the Recycling Depot.
Rigid plastics are NOT accepted curbside in the bulky item collection program, please bring these items to the Recycling Depot. No PVC pipes, No Vinyl siding, no flexible water hoses.
Click here to learn more about the Rigid Plastic Recycling Program.
If these items are in good condition:
1. Sell the items at a yard sale
2. List the items for free as a "curb alert" on Craigslist or a similar platform.
3. Donate the items to charity, please see our reuse and donation listings.
This is a list of stores who agreed to sell the bags, the City does not guarantee they are in stock. If you go to a store that does not have the bags in stock, you may inquire with the store manager regarding restocking or visit another store close by.
|Auburndale||Auburndale Market, 345 Auburn St.|
|Auburndale||Star Market/Shaw's, 2040 Commonwealth Ave|
|Auburndale||Keyes Drugs, 2090 Commonwealth Ave.|
|Chestnut Hill||Star Market/Shaw's, 1 Boylston St.|
|Needham||Sudbury Farms, 1177 Highland Ave., 02494|
|Needham||Roche Bros., 377 Chestnut St, 02494|
|Newton Centre||Whole Foods, 916 Walnut St.|
|Newton Centre||Walgreen's, 1101 Beacon St.|
|Newton Centre||Walgreen's, 22-28 Langley Rd.|
|Newton Corner||Newton Corner Market, 447 Centre St.|
|Newton Highlands||National Lumber, 15 Needham St.|
|Newtonville||Swartz "True Value" Hardware, 353 Watertown St.|
|Newtonville||Star Market/Shaw's, 33 Austin St.|
|Newtonville||Tedeschi's, 612 Washington St.|
|Newtonville||Whole Foods, 747 Washington St.|
|Newton Upper Falls||Upper Falls Variety, 1195 Chestnut St.|
|Nonantum||Donato Tools & Hardware, 41 Los Angeles St.|
|Nonantum||Swartz "True Value" Hardware, 353 Watertown St.|
|Waban||Waban Market, 10 Windsor Rd.|
|Watertown||Stop and Shop, 171 Watertown St, 02472|
|Watertown||Stop and Shop, 700 Pleasant St., 02472|