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To ask a question or get answers to our Frequently Asked Questions, please visit our online Customer Service Center.

To report missed recycling, trash or yard waste or to schedule a pickup of appliances/electronics or bulky waste:

  • please contact DPW Customer Service by dialing 311 from any Newton landline. 
  • or make an online service request.

For all other inquires:

  • Phone: (617)-796-1000
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 Volunteer to help with ongoing programs, review educational materials, and work on projects.

Join the Solid Waste Commission to engage in local sustainable materials management policy discussions.

Request a tour for your community group to see where stuff goes when we throw it “away” or recycle it.

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 Upcoming Events 

Confused about what to put in your green recycling bin? Join us at "Not All Plastics Are Recyclable:Debunking Recycling Confusion" to learn about the recent changes in the global recycling markets and how they impact Newton on the local level on Monday, October 25th at 7pm at the Newton Free Library.

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