COVID-19 update: Opportunities for donations or recycling at businesses and municipal facilities may be limited during the pandemic. Check for restrictions and changes in the RTS operations.  See details.


Best Buy

For a recycling fee of $25 (price in 2016), individuals can bring in portable TVs, tube TVs smaller than  32 inches, and flat panel TVs smaller than 50 inches, with limit of 2 items per household per day. (Pick up of larger TVs can be arranged for a $14.99 fee if a new TV is purchased at Best Buy. Stand-alone pickup without a qualifying TV purchase is $99.99.) See details. Nearest location is 700 Providence Highway, Dedham 781-461-6768

RTS Needham

Needham residents with an RTS sticker may bring any size TV to the RTS North Area – fee charged ($15 in 2016).

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Thermometers/ Thermostats (Mercury)

RTS Needham

Residents with an RTS sticker may bring mercury thermometers and other mercury containing batteries and devices to the Needham RTS’ Universal Waste Shed.

Needham Health Department

781-455-7500 Ext. 511, located in Town Hall, also accepts mercury thermometers, thermostats and mercury button batteries.
Visit the EPA website on mercury thermometers for a list of frequently asked questions and information about what to do if a thermometer breaks.

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RTS Needham

RTS Needham residents with an RTS sticker may bring automobile and truck tires to the RTS North area for a small fee.

The following companies also take tires for a fee:

NTB Store

617-244-1313, 21 Needham St., Newton MA 02461
Accepts tires for recycling regardless of where they were purchased. There is a small charge per tire. Call for details.

Town Fair Tire

617-323-2882, 1675 VFW Parkway, W. Roxbury, Massachusetts 02132
Accepts tires for recycling regardless of where they were purchased. There is a small charge per tire. Call for details.

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Circle of Hope

781-449-3700 65 Rosemary St., Needham, MA 02492
Accepts new and unopened toothbrushes, toothpaste, conditioner, shampoo, etc. See drop-off hours and complete list of desired items.

Needham Community Council

781-444-2415 570 Hillside Ave., Needham MA 02494
Donate unused bar soap, shampoo/conditioners, liquid laundry detergent to the Needham Community Council Food Pantry.

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Conigliaro Industries

888-266-4425, 701 Waverly Street, Framingham MA 01702
Porcelain toilets are accepted for recycling. Please call first for pricing, drop-off hours, and drop-off location.

Boston Building Resources

(617) 442-2262, 100 Terrace Street, Roxbury, MA 02120
Will accept low flow toilets (made in 2002 or later), faucets, pedestal sinks, bathroom fixtures, and other surplus building materials. Click here to check their donation guidelines. The Reuse Center at Boston Building Resources is a charitable nonprofit that accepts donations of new and gently used materials for resale. Please call or fill out a donation form to find out whether your surplus materials are acceptable.

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Tooth Brushes

TIP: Reuse your old (disinfected) toothbrush to clean items around the house, such as grouting, jewelry (with baking soda), car battery terminals, etc.

Preserve brand toothbrushes are made from #5 plastics, like yogurt containers, and can be dropped off at the “Gimme 5” collection bins at Whole Foods stores. See the Gimme 5 website for a list of all the #5 plastic products they accept.


Accepts various hard-to-recycle items in large quantities and uses them to make new products. Check to see if they still accept toothbrushes and toothpaste tubes from school or community collection drives. This can be used as a fundraiser.

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Lamb Awards & Engraving

(800) 877-1448, Email Address:
You can send your old and unwanted trophies to Lamb Award & Engraving, where they are reused to make new trophies. They also accept old plaques, sculptures, and medals. You must email them ahead of time before sending the trophies. Please include recycling in your subject line.

Medals 4 Mettle

Accepts earned marathon, half-marathon, and triathalon medals from athletes (adults and children). A worldwide network of physicians and volunteers then awards these medals attached to a Medals4Mettle ribbon to children and adults fighting debilitating illnesses who might not be able to run a race, but are in a race of their own just to continue to live their life.

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TVs – see Televisions


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