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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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Solid Waste Commission

Join the Solid Waste Commission to engage in local sustainable materials management policy discussions. Meetings are typically held the 3rd Thursday each month at 7pm in the Newton Free Library. The meeting agenda will be posted at least 48-hours in advance on the Electronic Posting Board

Meeting Minutes (coming soon)

June 2019

May 2019

April 2019

March 2019

February 2019

January 2019

December 2018

November 2018

October 2018

September 2018

August 2018

July 2018

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 Volunteer to help with ongoing programs, review educational materials, and work on projects.

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

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Green Cart Chronicle

 Subscribe to Green Cart Chronicle, our quarterly recycling newsletter. 

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 Upcoming Events 

The next paper shredding and drug take-back event will be held on Saturday, November 9th from 8:00am-12:00pm at the Newton Resource Recovery Center, located at 115 Rumford Ave. More details to come.  

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