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The Town of Norwood has a drop off program at the Winter Street Compost Site located at 370 Winter Street for Norwood residents only. Residents must obtain a residential permit to use this site. Please call DPW at 781.762.1413 for more information. The site is open on Saturdays only from 10:00 AM to 3:30 PM.

2. Books, CD's, Audio, VHS tapes (Disney tapes or educational tapes) place inside the container.


4. Mercury containing products. Click Residential Mercury Flier to read more. Mercury Shed

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OTHER recycling drop off programs:

(Styrofoam) drop off recycling is scheduled in Norwood 3x a year: Spring Recycle Day, Fall Recycle Day and the Saturday after Christmas.

The next drop off FOAM recycling drop off event will be held Saturday, September 26th during Fall Recycle Day from 8am to 11am at the Winter Street Compost Site.

NOTE: Volunteers are always needed to assist with collection and sorting! If you can volunteer for a couple of hours, please email me at This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it .

PLASTIC BAG/ PLASTIC WRAP RECYCLING drop off program. Please click plasticfilmrecycling to learn what types of plastic bags and films are accepted and where can they be dropped off.

Recycle your KEYS & DOG LICENSES!

Click Key For Hope to learn more.

Norwood Recycling has partnered efforts with Key for Hope to collect unused keys, and expired dog licenses, in an effort to keep scrap metals out of the waste stream. Its estimated that 400 million keys are thrown away yearly! Instead of tossing unused keys (natural resources) in the trash, please drop them off at any of the following locations:

Ace Locksmith, DPW Administrative Offices, & Town Hall lobby.All proceeds benefit the Norwood Food Pantry.

Towels, bedspreads, sheets can be dropped off as a reuse for Norwood's Animal Shelter.

To read more click Animal Control page.

Battery drop off programs:

Alkaline batteries can be dropped off for recycling ONLY at either the Spring OR Fall Recycling Day. Do NOT drop off at Mercury Shed. Sponsored by Board of Health. To read more about alkaline battery recycling go to

Rechargeable batteries are recyclable under the Call2Recycle take back program. The following stores support the Call2Recycle take back program and have a designated drop off box for rechargeable batteries usually by the customer service desk. There is no charge.

*Staples in store drop off recycling programs-free

*Home Depot - Click here to read all the materials Home Depot will take back-free of charge.

*Radio Shack in the Walpole Mall

*Apple Legacy Place

Lead Acid Batteries - According to lead acid batteries may be taken back to Home Depot, or Advanced Auto Parts or the biannual Household Hazardous Waste Day which is held in May and September. Call Board of Health for more information re hazardous waste at 781.762.1240.

Smoke Detectors according to the manufacturer because smoke detectors have such small amounts of radioactivity in them, they are not considered hazardous waste. It is recommended residents mail them back to the manufacturer. Please mail your spent radioactive smoke alarm back to the manufacturer and perhaps ask them to come up with a better plan for collecting and recycling them.

At this time a town collection program is not possible because it is ill advised to collect radioactive items together. SeMass (the incinerator where Norwood's trash is taken) does not want them in the trash.

Last Updated on Friday, 04 September 2015 08:51

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