Recycling & Solid Waste Division

Tuesday-Saturday: 7:30am-4:00pm

Swap Shop winter hours:

The Re-Use-It Swap Shop is in Winter Hours schedule.  In recognition of the difficulty of staffing through the coldest weeks of the winter, the Swap Shop will reduce hours to 10am-2pm Tuesday-Saturday.  This schedule will remain through Saturday, March 30th, 2024.  Regular Swap Shop hours resume on Tuesday, April 2nd, 2024.  The area will be closed when the weather conditions are unusually harsh - see this page for closure notices.  


Only residents or commercial entities whose vehicles have an up-to-date sticker affixed to their vehicle window may enter the Recycle Transfer Station. 

Clothing/textiles & mattresses are now banned from trash disposal.  Click HERE for information about the Waste Ban.


The current (gray) resident sticker does not need to be renewed annually. New residents can receive a sticker for the Recycle Transfer Station from the Treasurer's Office in Town Hall - 1471 Highland Avenue.

Commercial Entities

2023-2024 Commercial stickers are available at the Recycle Transfer Station. View an application and current rates.  ***Please note:  commercial mattresses are now $40***

***New rates go into effect at the RTS truck scale starting Jan 1, 2024***  The new rate is $180/ton with a minimum charge of $30.  That rate is set to increase to $220/ton on July 1, 2024.  These rate adjustments will align Needham's scale fees with those of neighboring Towns and reflect the rising trash costs throughout Massachusetts and southern New England.   

  1. RTS  Alerts
  2. Overview
  3. Recycling & Safe Disposal
  4. Yellow Trash Bags
  5. Bulky Waste & Clean-Outs
  6. What We Take
  7. Paint Collection Days

Other RTS Updates

New food waste program at RTS - Click here for details

The RTS will no longer be accepting asphalt,  concrete and rocks. 

Alternative disposal sites: Dedham Recycle Gravel and Sam White & Sons

Important information to know before visiting the Needham Recycling and Transfer Station:

• Household trash must be disposed of in a yellow "pay-as-you-throw" bag.

• The RTS no longer offers a Goodwill Trailer. Book and textile recycling is available on site. 

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