It’s Spring, and that means things are starting to ramp up at the Wellesley dump. On the schedule: paint recycling day, Sundays hours, a Monday closure, and the triumphant return of the Give and Take area after a winter of hibernation. If you’ve never shopped the drop-off tables at what amounts to a free yard sale, you’re missing out on a simple neighborhood event, part of the very fabric of Wellesley. In fact, I scored a very nice roll of Arts & Crafts- inspired fabric there last year. I swear I’ll pull it out from under the bed and have it made into curtains this spring.
Saturday, April 6, 2019 — paint recycling
Paint may be dropped off for recycling at the RDF on April 6, 9am – 1pm.
The following materials are accepted: interior and exterior latex paint, interior and exterior oil based alkyd paint, and solidified paint.
Materials that are not accepted are: creosote and turpentine, other solvents, and unmarked containers. These materials may be brought to the RDF on Household Hazardous Products Collection Day.
Other dates for paint recycling are the first Saturday of each month through October.
Sunday, April 7 — first RDF Sunday opening for season
The RDF will be open on Sundays, 11am to 3pm, April 7 – November 24, 2019.
Thursday, April 11 — Reusables Area opens
The Reusables Area will be open for the 2019 season, weather permitting starting Thursday, April 11.
Volunteers needed. Email [email protected]
Monday, April 15 — RDF closed
The RDF will be closed for Patriots Day on Monday, April 15 for Patriot’s Day. So forget about chores that day, get out there and watch the Boston Marathon as the runners dash through the halfway point of Wellesley Square on their way to the Boylston Street finish line.
The RDF hours are:
Monday – Wednesday, 7am – noon
Thursday and Friday, 7am – 3:45pm
Saturday, 7am – 4:45pm
Sunday, Apr 7 – Nov 24: 11am – 3pm