Recycling & Disposal Facility (RDF)

RDF Closures

Monday 1/16/23 -  Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Day – RDF CLOSED

RDF Winter Schedule

  • The Reusable Area will re-open in the spring of 2023.
  • Sunday hours will resume in April.

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.

Important RDF Announcements 

  • Sunday Hours - The RDF is now closed on Sundays. The RDF will resume Sunday hours in April. 
  • Paint Collection - For information and 2023 schedule, click here
  • Reusables Area - Click here for hours. For a list of acceptable items and a listing of other organizations to donate to please see the Reduce and Reuse page of our website.
  • Household Hazardous Waste Collection - Check back for when the next HHW event will be held or download the RDF App and accept notifications for up to date reminders.    
  • Document Destruction (shredding) - The next shredding event will be Sunday October 2nd 10am to 3 pm.

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