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Materials Accepted at the Recycling Depot in Newton

recycling rules, Newton, recyling depot, ILoveNewton.com

I find that I need a constant reminder of what is allowed in the recycle bin and what is not. The City of Newton sends out a flyer once a year and I save that but it seems to go missing when I have a question. Note that Alkaline batteries have a newish policy: No alkaline batteries made after 1994 need to be recycled in a special way– these do not contain mercury and are safe to dispose of with regular trash.

SCHEDULE AND DIRECTIONS

Rumford Avenue Resource Recovery Center
(Accepted Materials)

OPEN MONDAY-FRIDAY FROM 7:30AM-2:30PM*; SATURDAYS FROM 7:30AM – 12:30PM*
CLOSED ON SUNDAYS AND HOLIDAYS.

Materials

How to Prepare

Not Accepted

Appliances and Freon Items washers, dryers,water heaters,refrigerators, freezers, A/CsCan also schedule a curbside pick up ($12/stop) Computers and electronics are ONLY accepted for curbside pick up and on special collection days. Click here for more information
Automotive Fluid • Accept used motor oil and antifreeze Also accept used oil filters (transmission and diesel) Newton residents only; no business or commercial accepted. No five gallon containers accepted
Batteries  Rechargeable batteries• Button cell batteries (from watches, hearing aids, calculators, etc) Nickel Cadmium, Lead Acid, and other non-alkaline batteries•Click here for more options No alkaline batteries made after 1994 – these do not contain mercury and are safe to dispose of with regular trash
Books ALERT:Temporarily closed will re-open soon.To donate books, visit ourRecyclopedia.
Cardboard

 Corrugated Cardboard Boxes – do not need to be flattened, there is a compactor at the Recycling Depot  No soiled pizza boxes No plastic bags No foam packaging
Cell Phones

 Also accept chargers Are donated to a charitable organization for recycling or refurbishing Also accepted at Customer Service Center in City Hall
Clothing

 Clean, useable clothing to be donated to charitable organizations
Computer Monitors and TVs ALERT: These items are now only accepted curbside.Please click here to schedule a special collection.($12/stop)Also accepted one Saturday a month, click here for dates. Please click here to schedule a special collection.
Containers  Glass containers (clear, green, and brown) All Stiff Plastic Containers (#1-#7) Metal Cans and Foil (aluminum and steel cans, empty aerosol cans, and aluminum foil and trays)· Please rinse out containers  No food waste No Plastic bags No styrofoam, even if it has a #6
Electronics ALERT: These items are now only accepted curbside.Please click here to schedule a special collection.Scrap electronics, such as printers, fax machines, toaster ovens, coffee makers, stereos, fans, etc. Consider donating working electronics, seedonation list. Please click here to schedule a special collection.Also accepted one Saturday a month, click here for dates.
Fluorescent Bulbs

 If possible, bring in original packaging Accept all types of fluorescent bulbs  Do not tape together Do not crush bulbs
Lawn Mowers

 Remove gas tank Can also schedule a curbside collection.
Mercury-containing devices • Thermometers, thermostats, mercury switches, elemental mercury, and flowmeters Do not throw away with trash, mercury is a hazardous material and must be disposed of properly
Paint

Latex paint is NOT accepted at Hazardous Waste collections.

 For Paint Exchange
(2011 dates: May 11th through October 14th; Mon-Fri, 7:30am-2:30pm)
 Accept good, reusable latex and oil paint and paint products Cans must be at least half full, useable, and less than 3 years old
 No paint older than 3 years Small amounts of paint can be dried out and safely disposed of with trash, please remove lids (can use kitty litter/sand to expedite the process)

Paper

 

 Clean, white office paper Mixed Paper – junk mail, newspaper, magazines, computer paper, paperboard (cereal, cracker, and shoe boxes, etc .- remove liners), folders, notebooks, phone books, etc. Plasticwindows, staples, and paper clips are acceptable. Milk and juice carton and aseptic packaging, please rinse and flatten  No paper plates, no paper cups, no tissue paper, no wax paper, and no plastic bags No soiled paper
Printer Cartridges  Laser and inkjet cartridges Also accepted at Customer Service Center at City Hall
Propane Tanks Must be emptied Will also accept EMPTY Helium tanks and fire extinguishers.However, most fire extinguishers can be recharged.
Scrap Metal Metal desks, file cabinets, wire hangers, bikes, other metal pieces Can also schedule a curbside collection.
Styrofoam For a limited time, we will accept clean, white Styrofoam

  • please break up large pieces
  • Styrofoam must be in plastic bags
  • all pieces must fit inside designated containers
  • do not leave styrofoam on the ground
No colored styrofoam

  • Styrofoam must be in bags
  • do not leave Styrofoam loose or on the ground
Vehicle Batteries Residents only
Comments
3 Responses to “Materials Accepted at the Recycling Depot in Newton”
  1. Great to see some clear recycling rules.

    • Pragmatic Mom says:

      To Property Management Pro,
      I always seem to forget some of the recyling rules so I find it helpful to have it at my fingertips. My husband is even worse about putting plastic wrap in the recyling bin.

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