Recycling & Disposal Facility (RDF)

RDF Spring Updates

The Wellesley Recycling and Disposal Facility (RDF) Sunday hours are 10:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. and will continue through late fall. 

Upcoming Events:

  • Paint Collection  will take place on the first Thursday of every month from 3:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m. Collection will continue on the first Thursday of every month through October 2023. The last paint collection of 2023 will be held on Thursday, October 5th.
  •  Document Destruction Day  Sunday, October 29th 10am-3pm. Who: Wellesley Residents What: Document shredding event Where: Wellesley RDF – 169 Great Plain Ave When: Sunday October 29th 10:00am – 3:00pm
  • 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. 
  • Reusables Area is now open on Wednesdays - Saturdays.  This area closes 30 minutes prior to the closing of the facility on those days. Volunteers are needed for the Reusables Area! Please  contact the Wellesley Friends of Recycling (FOR) for volunteer information.

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