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11/19/18 Update: Yard waste collection was cancelled on 11/16 for the Friday route. This week Thursday and Friday routes will experience a one-day delay due to Thanksgiving. 


Yard Waste Collection will end December 14, 2018, weather permitting.


 Newton is working to raise its Recycling IQ - review the Curbside Recycling Guidelines


Use Recycle Right Newton - Newton's app to keep you up to date on trash day delays due to holidays or weather events.  


Get on our waiting list for potential future curbside organics collection pilots.  



News & Updates

The City of Newton will be hosting a paper shredding and drug take-back event on Saturday, November 17th from 8:00am-12:00pm at the Newton Resource Recovery Center, located at 115 Rumford Ave. For more information or to reserve a drop off time, call 617-796-1660.

Waneta Trabert, Newton's Sustainable Materials Management Director, recently appeared on an episode of NewTV's Books and Beyond. View the episode to stay up to date on Newton's recycling program. 

View the Spring/Summer 2018 edition of the Green Cart Chronicle

View Newton's Curbside Collection brochure to learn more about how to set out trash and recycling for pick up at the curb. 

View the Newton Sustainable Materials Management Framework Report to learn about Newton's policies and programs, as well as recommendations for improvement. 

Smaller, easier to manage 35 gallon carts are available to residents who produce less trash and recyclables. Please contact customer service at 617-796-1000.


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