Wellesley RDF App

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Use the new Wellesley RDF App to learn the do's and don'ts of waste management, and get RDF information at your fingertips. Using a smartphone, search for "Wellesley RDF" in your App Store and download this new tool. 

The RDF App helps simplify strategies for reducing, reusing, and recycling which keeps trash out of landfills and in turn, minimizes greenhouse gas emissions. With the app, residents can access key information to maximize their use of the RDF. 

Use the App’s “How to…” function to:

  • Search specific items such as plastic bottles, cardboard, and food waste;
  • Learn their most sustainable endpoints; and 
  • Find out where to place them at the RDF.  

 The App’s event calendar keeps you up to date on:

  • The RDF’s hours;   
  • Opening and closing days for the Reusables Area;
  • Special collection days for paint, hazardous waste, and shredding. 

Use the App to StepUp!:

  • Apply for a permit;
  • Sign up to volunteer;
  • Learn more about how to Reduce, Reuse, and Recycle in Wellesley.

By using the RDF and the RDF App, residents can help the environment and contribute revenue to the Town. Solid waste generated in Wellesley makes up approximately 6% of the Town's greenhouse gas emissions, which come from organic material decomposing in a landfill. Reducing, reusing, and recycling practices - especially food waste recycling - diverts this material away from landfills and lowers Wellesley's waste-related carbon footprint. And the granularity of the RDF’s recycling system yields high quality, valuable plastic and paper products that the RDF sells to distributors for a profit, generating money for the Town. 

The RDF App also supports the Wellesley Climate Action Plan by expanding and enhancing access to RDF services for residents. The Climate Action Plan provides a roadmap for achieving town-wide greenhouse gas emissions reduction goals, including the goal of net zero emissions by 2050.

Questions and Feedback

For questions or to give feedback on the Wellesley RDF App, contact Jamie Manzolini, RDF Superintendent at 781-235-7600 ext. 3340 or email jmanzolini@wellesleyma.gov