Also closed: the library, town offices, post offices.
We’ve heard from frustrated residents, their vehicles laden with trash, recyclables, and dried-out Christmas trees, that the RDF is closed for the rest of the day. Normally open until 4:45pm on Saturdays, the RDF has been closed by order of the Wellesley police for the safety of residents.
The RDF is closing right now due to the snow and traffic crashes around delay. #WPD
— Wellesley Police (@WellesleyPolice) January 7, 2017
Apparently there was an influx of cars at the RDF right when the storm picked up, and an accident at the front gate caused a major jam with people entering and exiting the facility. “Even in hindsight I don’t think that we could have predicted this one,” RDF Superintendent Jeff Azano-Brown said.
RDF regular hours:
Now that the holidays are over, you can responsibly dispose of your trees and greens and support Wellesley Scouts at the same time. Venture Crew 42, a co-ed branch of the Boy Scouts, is running a tree pick-up service on January 7 to fund the group’s work in the coming year. For a donation of $20-30, the crew will pick up your Christmas tree and any other holiday greenery and take it to the Wellesley RDF for mulching. Sign up by email: [email protected].
Residents are encouraged to dispose of trees at the year-round brush area of the Recycling & Disposal Facility after removing all ornaments, tinsel etc. That area has the advantage of heavy equipment that grinds up the trees into wood chips and compost, something that’s just not going to happen if trees are dumped will-nilly all over town.
The Wellesley Recycling and Disposal Facility is now closed on Sundays, so don’t show up there with a carload of trash and recyclables, because all you will be met with is a locked chain-link gate. Superintendent Jeff Azano-Brown assures us that Dump Sundays will be back in April, but for now he reminds residents to plan accordingly.
After years of maintaining no Sunday hours, Town Meeting members voted last spring to approve Sunday hours, April – November. The money to do so came from savings in the Department of Public Works budget.
So one more time: the dump is now closed on Sundays. Let’s show Supt. Azano-Brown that we will not show up there in total disregard of the extensive signage they’ve had up. At any rate, with the Give and Take area closed until next spring, the dump is currently just as unenchanted as anyplace else. I know it’s tough, but we’ll just all have to find a new Sunday stomping grounds.