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Wellesley dump find of the week

  Every Wellesley resident knows about the Recycling and Disposal Facility’s Give and Take area.  If there’s a house in town that doesn’t have something somewhere in it from that every day, free yard sale, then that’s the house where most of that stuff comes from in the first place. What is a better-kept secret […]

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Wellesley Spring cleaning

Time for Wellesley residents to rid their basements and garages of hazardous waste at the RDF on Sunday, May 4, 9 a.m. – 3 p.m.  While you’re at it, bring all those documents, old receipts, and other possibly sensitive paper that’s been piling up in your home, and take advantage of the free shredding service offered.

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Wellesley Give-and-Take opens

The Give-and Take area is up and running and ready to accept your household cast-offs. If you’d like to get the first look at things as they come in, the Friends of Wellesley RDF is looking for volunteers to help sort out all incoming treasures. Also of interest: Why Wellesley RDF is closed most Sundays Why are […]

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Give and Take area to open at Wellesley RDF

Clearly, those old household items have got to get out of your house, but obviously they’re too good to just throw in the dumpster.  No problem,  the Wellesley RDF has you covered. Starting Tuesday, April 8 the Give and Take Area opens.  So as long as you give, say, four things and take only three, […]

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Latest Swell dump find: 1971 Wellesley College musical album

We’re always on the lookout for Wellesley-related things at the Wellesley Recycling & Disposal Facility, and here’s the latest: A musical album for “Everything’s better with Bluebonnet on it” from the Wellesley College (we assume it’s from the college, not the high school) Class of 1971. The cast includes an assortment of characters, including a […]

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Most memorable Wellesley stories of 2012

2012 in Wellesley has been a year of beginnings, excitement and sadness. Here’s a recap of the year’s most memorable moments, not in any particular order: *Fresh start for Wellesley Public Schools. While some longtime Wellesley residents were sorry to see the historic old Wellesley High School razed, there have been few complaints about the […]

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Wellesley RDF reusables area re-opens

The Wellesley Recycling & Disposal Facility‘s Reusables area is back in action after taking winter off. Here are the rules. Play nice. Thank you volunteers (some seen below)

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Wellesley RDF reusables area set to re-open

Get ready to unload your junk and pick up some new junk at the Wellesley Recycling & Disposal Facility’s Reusables section, set to re-open April 5. Your Ad Here

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An invasive question for Wellesley RDF

We asked while at the Wellesley RDF yesterday what we should do with invasive plants like Japanese Knotweed yanked from our yard and brought to the dump. Should we toss em in with the grass/leaves/brush or what? According to the Recycling & Disposal Facility office, they’d actually prefer that you toss ‘em in with the […]

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Household hazardous product collection Sunday May 2

Head on over to the Wellesley RDF between 9am-3pm on Sunday to ditch your old aids, drain cleaners, bug killers and more from 9am-3pm on Sunday May 2. Don’t bother bringing your explosives, fireworks  and radioactives (though fire department can direct you on those matters). Complete details here.

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