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Hazardous Waste
The RTS provides residents with the opportunities to safely dispose of a variety of hazardous materials that can not be safely disposed of in regular trash.

Materials Collected Daily at the RTS
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The RTS collects a variety of hazardous materials on a daily basis:
  • Antifreeze
  • Automobile batteries
  • Computer monitors
  • Fluorescent bulbs
  • Freon containing appliances (refrigerators, freezers, AC, dehumidifiers)
  • Medical sharps
  • Mercury containing devices (thermostats, thermometers, etc.)
  • Motor oil
  • Rechargeable and specialty batteries
  • TVs

View more details at What We Take

Needham now has a reciprocal agreement with six other local towns for Household Hazardous Waste collections.  Fees are assessed for materials brought to a town where you are not a resident.  See details here.



Paint Collection
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The RTS conducts paint collection days on the third Saturday of the month April through October from 8 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. The October event is open to all Needham residents, all other dates require residents to have a valid RTS window sticker.

For information on what to bring and what you can dispose of with regular household trash click here.



Household Hazardous Waste Days
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Needham conducts one Household Hazardous Waste Day each year on the third Saturday in October from 8 a.m. to noon at the DPW Building at 470 Dedham Avenue.

The event is open to all Needham residents.

For information on what to bring and what you can dispose of with regular household trash click here



Home Medical Waste
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For information on disposal of unwanted medications and medical sharps see how to safely dispose home medical waste.