Needham has been a state-wide leader in residential recycling rates and reducing material sent to landfills. Green Needham aims to increase awareness, access and use of recycling by the Needham community. We work closely with the Town’s Recycling and Solid Waste operations to support the excellent work they do, increase community capabilities and identify complementary resources.
Provide informational resources – See the Recyclopedia in our Living Green pages and other resources (below).
What you can do:
- Use the Recyclopedia to search by the type of item you want to recycle.
- Know about recycling something not yet in the recyclopedia? Have new information? Is something not accurate? Tell us!
- Visit the Recycling & Transfer Station web pages to learn what you can recycle there.
- Check out our “Recycling Tips – Best Practices” page for information on how to recycle correctly at the Needham RTS.
- Review our “Ask the Recycler” page to learn about best recycling practices in Needham, and perhaps answer an outstanding question.
- Watch “The Compost Story” youtube video recommended by Greg Smith, Superintendent at the Needham RTS.
Our most important activities revolve around getting and sharing information. You can help us research, maintain and update our resources on recycling. You can write about and share successes on our site and using social media to encourage friends and neighbors. Or perhaps you would like to reach out to local businesses or come up with creative ways to reach more Needham residents. If you’d like to help, or just want to know more, please reach out to Jay Delaune, Green Needham’s team leader for Food Waste and Recycling.