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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 

The City of Newton will be hosting a paper shredding and drug take-back event on Saturday, April 27th 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.  

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