Saturday, November 12 from 8am-12pm. Newton Resource Recovery Center (115 Rumford Ave., Newton).

Clean out your old files and medicine cabinets and bring them to the Newton Resource Recovery Center on November 12 between 8am-12pm. Advance sign-up is required as space is limited. Call Newton City Hall at 617-796-1000 to make an appointment.

This event is open to all Newton residents:

  • Shredding service is for RESIDENTIAL materials only (no business materials).
  • Staples may be left attached to documents, and paper bags may be shredded.
  • There is a limit of 4 document boxes OR 8 paper bags per car.
  • Bring your expired or unused prescription medications to be properly disposed of. Note: vitamins and over-the-counter medications are safe to go in the trash.

This secure event will be overseen by the Newton Police Department and is drive-through service only. Residents are required to remain in their cars during collection for everyone’s safety. Due to traffic flow, participants will not be permitted to watch their items being shredded.

Donations Welcome

There is no cost to participate. However, donations to the Newton Senior Center are appreciated. Mail a $10 donation to the Newton Senior Center or donate by credit card at – click on the “Pay Online” button. Or bring cash or a check to the event and it will be gratefully accepted.