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Transfer Station Response and Trash & Recycling Options

Post Date: 06/21/2019 1:33 PM

Below is a letter from the Board of Selectmen in response to the June 22nd closing of the Transfer Station.  Additionally you may view or download the Trash and Recycling Options Document here and please note that this document is also available on the top portion of the Trash & Recycling Page. You may also download the Frequently Asked Questions about the Transfer Station

 Dear Dedham Transfer Station Customer,

As you may know, the transfer station will close effective Saturday, June 22nd. The decision to close the Transfer Station was difficult, but necessary due to serious structural and environmental safety issues at the site. That operation cannot continue to operate safely at that location.

Household trash will continue to be picked up curbside weekly and recycling biweekly. The Board of Selectmen is also working to adopt a program in which residents can purchase extra bags to throw away excess trash on weeks the barrels may not be enough. The program, run by Zero Waste, should be up and running in about 90 days and more information will be shared with residents via the local newspaper, town website and social media.

We continue to offer curbside pickup of bulky items (furniture, etc.) and white goods (appliances) free of charge. Residents can schedule a bulky item or white good pickup by calling Waste Management at 800-972-4545. You can get rid of one bulky item or white good per week and can schedule more than one pickup in a call.  

The town also offers curbside pickup of textiles and yard waste, as well as special recycling events and household hazardous waste days each year. Businesses and nonprofit organizations throughout town accept a variety of donated items for reuse or recycling. And active online yard sale or “buy nothing” groups provide another means to find new life for items you no longer need. A full list of resources and options for your trash and recycling needs is available online at

As global waste policies change and we work to reduce what ends up in landfills, managing the town’s trash and recycling needs has become incredibly challenging. We are committed to providing residents services that are convenient, cost-effective and sustainable for our planet. 

Thank you for your cooperation.


Dedham Board of Selectmen

Dennis J. Guilfoyle, Chairman

Dennis J. Teehan, Jr., Vice Chairman

James A. MacDonald

Sarah E. MacDonald

Dimitria Sullivan




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