Where To Take your Tree in Wellesley

If you're looking at your holiday-decorated home, and wondering what to do next, here's what we have.

The holiday season is drawing to a close, and it's time to start thinking about cleaning up. Here's a handy guide for disposal of your trees, emtpy boxes and more (if you don't know where to take it). 

The Wellesley Recycling and Disposal Facility (RDF), is only open to Wellesley residents with an RDF sticker. You can apply for a sticker at the RDF, more information on the website.

Yard Waste

The tree and other types of yard waste can go into the Wood Waste area of the Composting Section of the RDF (near the back of the facility). Make sure you remove the wire and ornaments from the tree before you toss it. 

Other yard waste can go into the Compost section of the RDF. See the RDF PDF to the right for more. 

Don't forget, throwing trees and yard waste into wooded areas behind your home does count as encroachment.  

Corrugated Cardboard

In the Household Recycling area, the Corrugated Cardboard container is where to toss your empty cardboard boxes. Bear in mind that wrapping paper is not permitted in those containers. 

Charity Tree Pick-up Fundraiser

A local 6th grader is running a tree pick-up fundraiser with his brother. Marcus Chalmers, a 6th grader at the WMS, and his brother Derek in the 4th grade at Bates are running a fundraiser where to benefit National Brain Tumor Society (Marcus' charity) and K.I.N.D. (Kids in Need of Desks in Malawi) Derek's charity. They are charging $10.00 and checks can be made out to People to People.

If you have any questions, or to schedule a pickup, please contact Michelle Chalmers at 781.591.9435 or by email at moh23321@aol.com.

[Correction: A previous version of the article incirrectly identified the Recycling and Disposal Facility. This has been corrected. 5:20 p.m.]

roy switzler January 02, 2013 at 12:28 PM
The name is the Wellesley Recycling and Disposal Facility!
Grahame Turner January 02, 2013 at 10:18 PM
My mistake. One of the downsides to running two sites is that I sometimes get the names switched on things. That's Needham's answer to the Wellesley RDF. I'll fix it.


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