Drop Off Recycling at the Resource Recovery Center

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Effective March 18: The Newton Resource Recovery Center at Rumford Ave is closed to residents until further notice due to COVID-19.

Open Monday-Saturday from 7:15am-2:45pm*

Closed on Sundays and Holidays

Located at 115 Rumford Ave, Auburndale, MA 02466

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*Weather Related Closing May Occur Unexpectedly:Please call customer service at 617-796-1000 when temperatures exceed 90 degrees or if there has been a heavy snow or rain storm. Rain and thunderstorms often cause flooding at the Resource Recovery Center.


City of Newton residents ONLY - for material generated from Newton residences, no commercial materials or commercial vehicles. The general public is allowed access to the Goodwill and Cradle to Crayons donation areas. 

Proof of Newton residency required upon request.



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Accepted Materials for drop off at the Resource Recovery Center

Latex Paint Exchange

The Latex Paint Exchange Program is held seasonally at the Resource Recovery Center from May-October.

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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