Recycling & Disposal Facility (RDF)

Click here to apply online for an RDF Sticker/Permit

Click here to see the Holiday Waste Reduction Guide

Winter Schedule - Reusable area closes on December 2nd

The Wellesley Recycling and Disposal Facility (RDF) is now following a winter schedule. 

Sunday hours have ended and the Reusables Area will close for the season on Saturday, December 2. The area will reopen in April 2024. 

Hours for the Reusables Area for the remainder of this week are 7:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. on Thursday, November 30 through Saturday, December 2. 

RDF hours for the upcoming holidays are below:

  • RDF will close at Noon on Saturday, December 23
  • CLOSED on  Monday, December 25 
  • RDF will close at NOON on Saturday, December 30
  • CLOSED on Monday, January 1

Other Notices:

  • Paint Collection  has concluded for the season. Check back in the spring for updates.
  • Hazardous Household Waste  The next HHW will be in the spring of 2024. Safely dispose of hazardous household waste (fertilizer, pesticides, etc.) and bring sensitive documents and paperwork to be securely shredded. 

New Waste Ban in Effect November 1, 2022 Textiles & Mattresses added to MassDEP list

Nearly 100% of donated textiles are reused or recycled and are now prohibited from trash disposal.  Mattresses, old T-shirts and socks, footwear, curtains, sheets and stuffed animals. All of these items, and more, can be dropped off at the Wellesley Recycling and Disposal Facility (RDF) giving them a second life and keeping them out of landfills.  Use the RDF's donation containers or contact Big Brother Big Sister to schedule a pickup. Keep these items out of the trash and thank you for recycling!

New RDF App and Widget!

Wondering if an item can be recycled at the RDF and where it should go? Planning for the next Shredding Day or facility closure?  Use the new RDF widget below or download the App to your smart device and StepUp! your recycling efforts.  Click here to learn more.

Holiday Closures

  • New Year's Eve/Day
  • Martin Luther King, Jr. Day
  • President's Day
  • Patriot's Day
  • Memorial Day
  • Juneteenth
  • Independence Day
  • Labor Day
  • Indigenous Peoples Day
  • Veteran's Day
  • Thanksgiving
  • Christmas Eve/Day