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The Town of Needham today announced additional changes to procedures for waste & recycling disposal at the RTS, effective Saturday, April 4th. The changes are primarily to how and when residents interact at the RTS. The restrictions on what can be disposed are mostly unchanged from those described in our March 30th article.

Please note the following important changes and requests from the RTS to protect the safety and health of staff and Needham residents:

  • Residents are encouraged to visit the RTS during non-peak hours and on days other than Saturday. Saturdays continue to be very busy, making social distancing a challenge. If you can deliver your waste on other days, that would be appreciated.
  • The number of vehicles that may enter the RTS at any one time will be limited. No more than 18 vehicles will be allowed in the trash/recycling area at once. No more than 6 vehicles will be allowed in the yard waste area at once.
  • There will be two lanes of traffic to enter the RTS – one lane to the left will be for vehicles going straight to yard waste. The right lane will be for residents disposing of trash and recyclables.
  • Bulky waste will no longer be accepted until resumption of normal business. Bulky waste are objects too big to fit in the yellow Pay As You Throw bags (items cleaned out from basements and garages for example)

Additionally, contractors will not be allowed to utilize the RTS on Saturdays until the resumption of normal business.

These changes were announced today, Thursdsay April 2nd. They are on today’s daily Covid-19 briefing page and should be on the RTS pages shortly.

Additional Changes to procedures at the RTS take effect Saturday, April 4th
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