|Appliances and Freon Items ||washers, dryers, water heaters, refrigerators, freezers, A/Cs, vacuum cleaners, etc. |
Can also schedule a curbside pick up
|Please click here to schedule a special collection. |
|Automotive Fluid |
Accept used motor oil and antifreeze
Also accept used oil filters (transmission and diesel)
|Newton residents only; no business or commercial accepted. No five gallon containers accepted |
Rechargeable batteries - Lithium Ion, Nickel Metal Hydride, Nickel Cadmium, Lead Acid
Button cell batteries (from watches, hearing aids, calculators, etc) and other non-alkaline batteries (Lithium Primary) weighing less than 11lbs.
Car Batteries also accepted
Click here for more options
|No alkaline batteries made after 1994 – these do not contain mercury and are safe to dispose of with regular trash |
Keep Lithium Ion batteries separate
|Books || |
The Book Shed, for drop-off and collection of books, and other printed materials, has re-opened. Please take books & printed materials to the Book Shed Monday - Saturday from 7:30 a.m. - 2:30 p.m.
To donate books, visit; Recyclopedia
|Cardboard Boxes – do not need to be flattened, there is a compactor at the Recycling Depot || |
No soiled pizza boxes
No plastic bags
No foam packaging
|Cell Phones || |
Also accept chargers
Are donated to a charitable organization for recycling or refurbishing
Also accepted at Customer Service Center in City Hall for Cell Phone for Soldiers.
|Clothing ||All types of textiles, including shoes and belts and stuffed animals, can be donated to various charities on site. |
All clothing, fabric, and household textiles (tablecloths, sheets) collected must be clean and dry, but it is okay if they are ripped, stained or damaged.
|No wet, mildewy textiles. No items contaminated with oil, paint or hazardous materials. |
|Computer Monitors and TVs ||TV's and Monitors can be brought to Rumford Recycling Depot with disposal fee receipt from City Hall ($25 for 1st CRT and $18 per additional CRT) |
Or click here to schedule a special collection.
|Computers and electronics can be scheduled for curbside pick up. |
Click here for more information
|Containers || |
Glass containers, clear, green, and brown.
All Plastic Bottles with caps.
Plastic Food Tubs, such as yogurt and margarine containers.
Metal Cans and Foil (aluminum and steel cans, empty aerosol cans, and aluminum foil and trays) Please rinse out containers
No food waste
No Plastic bags
No styrofoam, even if it has a #6
Electronics, such as printers, fax machines, toaster ovens, coffee makers, stereos, fans, etc. may be recycled.
Consider donating working electronics, see donation list.
Please click here to schedule a special collection.
|Fluorescent Bulbs || |
Accept all types of fluorescent bulbs
Do not tape together
Do not crush bulbs
|Lawn Mowers |
|Remove gas tank ||Can also schedule a curbside collection. |
|Mercury-containing devices |
Thermometers, thermostats, mercury switches, elemental mercury, and flowmeters
Do not throw away with trash, mercury is a hazardous material and must be disposed of properly
Latex paint is NOT accepted at Hazardous Waste collections.
For Paint Exchange (open May - October, Monday-Friday)
Accept good, reusable latex and oil paint and paint products
Cans must be at least half full, useable, and less than 3 years old
No paint older than 3 years
Small amounts of paint can be dried out and safely disposed of with trash, please remove lids (can use kitty litter/sand to expedite the process)
Clean, white office paper
Mixed Paper – junk mail, newspaper, magazines, computer paper, paperboard (cereal, cracker, and shoe boxes, etc .- remove liners), folders, notebooks, phone books, etc. Plastic windows, staples, and paper clips are acceptable.
Milk and juice carton and aseptic packaging, please rinse and flatten
No paper plates, no paper cups, no tissue paper, no wax paper, and no plastic bags
No soiled paper
Children's slides and other play equipment, hard plastic toys
Plastic shelving, coolers, laundry baskets, buckets, barrels, bins, storage totes
Rigid plastic outdoor furniture, flower pots (no soil)
PET and PVC blister packs Please see brochure for more information
|No plastic film (grocery bags, shrink wrap) - bring back to grocery store |
No flexible water hoses
No hazardous material or medical waste
No oil or chemical containers
No PVC pipe or Vinyl siding
|Printer Cartridges || |
Laser and inkjet cartridges
|Propane Tanks ||Must be emptied |
Will also accept EMPTY Helium tanks and fire extinguishers.
However, most fire extinguishers can be recharged.
|Scrap Metal |
|Metal desks, file cabinets, wire hangers, bikes, other metal pieces ||Can also schedule a curbside collection. |
|Styrofoam (expanded polystyrene) |
|Clean polystyrene - click here for a flyer with more information |
Please break up large pieces
Do not leave on the ground
|No packing peanuts, bubble wrap |
No pipe insulation or spongy foam
Do not leave on the ground
|Vehicle Batteries ||Vehicle batteries are accepted || |