Hangers (11/2022)

Check with your dry cleaners — many accept hangers for reuse. (They may also accept the dry cleaning bags.)
Needham residents with an RTS sticker may bring metal hangers to RTS North Area for Scrap Metal.

See Recycle Nation website for ideas about recycling wire, plastic and wood hangers.

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Household Hazardous Waste (11/2022)

For tips on how to avoid Household Hazardous Waste, see Massachusetts Water Resources Authority’s “A Healthy Environment Starts at Home.

RTS Needham

The town sponsors one Household Hazardous Waste collection event each year for all Needham residents at no charge. (A driver’s license or RTS disposal sticker are required as proof of residency.) They take items such as mothballs, pesticides, weed killer, pool chemicals, photography chemicals, and acids. See details for date and acceptable materials.  The  event is held at the DPW,  470 Dedham Avenue  – Enter at DeFazio Field.

The Town of Needham has also entered into reciprocal agreements with 12 other local municipalities for Household Hazardous Waste collection. A fee will be assessed when bringing hazardous waste to a town where you are not a resident. Please view the details here: Reciprocal Household Hazardous Waste Locations (PDF)

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Household Items (smaller items for drop-off) (11/2022)


(617) 445-1010, 1010 Harrison Ave, Boston MA 02119

Accepts small working appliances, clothing, and various household items.

  • Goodwill no longer has a donation trailer at the RTS or in Newton.
  • List of donation locations. There is a donation station next to their store in Hyde Park, 892 River Street, Hyde Park, MA 02136

Click here to see what other items may be donated.

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New Life Furniture Bank of MA

102 Elm St., Walpole, MA

Working through referring agencies, New Life provides household furnishings to individuals and families transitioning out of homelessness. They accept gently used household items such as kitchen items and linens and towels (ones that you would give to family or a friend), and make them available at no charge to those in need. To access their donation guidelines for various types of household items, click on the donation category in the left column.

See their drop-off guidelines designed to keep everyone safe.

RTS Needham

Residents with an RTS sticker can drop off household items in good working order at the Reuse-It Swap Shop, a volunteer-run area at the RTS where residents can ‘give and take’ items. All items must be approved by volunteers before being dropped off. See guidelines and drop-off hours.


(617) 323-9213, 1230 VFW Pkwy. West Roxbury, MA

The West Roxbury store is a donation location for the EPILEPSY FOUNDATION. They accept donations of house wares, CDs, DVDs, tapes, vinyl records, as well as clothing, sports equipment, and other items for reuse. For more information click here. Specific guidelines may change from store to store. Savers pays their non-profit partners for the donations, then resells them.

Salvation Army

Accepts many household goods. Fill in your zip code to find a drop box.

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Household Items (larger items for pickup) – see Furniture




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