Drop Off Recycling at the Resource Recovery Center

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Hours & Location

Effective June 2:

Open BY APPOINTMENT ONLY. Call Customer Service at 617-796-1000 Monday-Friday 8:30am-5:00pm to schedule an appointment. Unfortunately, residents without an appointment will not be able to enter the site. 

Summer hours (by appointment only): Tuesday-Friday from 6:30am-3:30pm*

Closed on Saturdays until further notice, Sundays and Holidays


Located at 115 Rumford Ave, Auburndale, MA 02466 


*Weather Related Closing May Occur Unexpectedly: Please call Customer Service at 617-796-1000 if there has been a heavy snow or rain storm. Rain and thunderstorms often cause flooding at the Resource Recovery Center, which leads to temporary closure of the site. 


City of Newton residents ONLY - for material generated from Newton residences, no commercial materials or commercial vehicles.

Proof of Newton residency required upon request.



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Accepted Materials for drop off at the Resource Recovery Center

Latex Paint Exchange (closed until further notice)

The Latex Paint Exchange Program is typically held seasonally at the Resource Recovery Center from May-October, however, due to precautions related to covid-19, this shed is closed until further notice. 

Accepted: Usable, latex paint.  Cans must be less than 10 years old and more than half full. If paint has ever been frozen (i.e. stored in a garage or shed over winter) it is no longer usable and must be dried out and disposed as trash.

Limit: FOUR 1-gallon cans and FOUR sample cans per household per year

Not Accepted: Cans of latex paint that are less than half full, have been frozen at any time, or are otherwise unusable must be dried up and disposed of safely with your trash. We encourage you to use newspaper or kitty litter to aid in drying. There are also paint hardening products available at hardware stores. 

NO oil based paints/stains.These are accepted only during household hazardous waste events.


Newton Book Shed (closed until further notice)

 Newton Swap Shop

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