Recycling Center


310 Main Street (Located to the right of the Highway Dept. Yard)

Temporary Hours of Operation

Saturdays: 9:00am - 3:00pm

A Recycling Sticker is required on all vehicles (Driver's Side - Front Bumper)
Recycling Stickers are available at the Norwell Health Department (Proof of Residency is required)
The Norwell Recycling Center is for Norwell Residents only. No commerical businesses are allowed.

The Norwell Recycling Center does not accept household trash or styrofoam

Acceptable Items - No Fee:

White GoodsStoves, Dishwashers, Washer, Dryer, Hot Water Heaters
Scrap MetalSwing Sets, Auto Parts, Lawn & Office Furniture, Bikes, Lawn Mowers, Gas Grills, Propane Tanks (Valve Closed), Scrap Metals, etc
Yard WasteGrass Clippings, Leaves, Brush
ElectronicsStereo Equipment, VCRs, DVD & Blu-ray Players, Printers (Ink/Toner removed), Computer Towers/Desktops (Not to include Displays)
Mercury Products

Fluorescent Lights, CFLs, Mercury Switches (Analog Thermostats), Thermometers, Lamps that contain Mercury (High Pressure, projector)

Chemical Element/Lab Mercury is not accepted (See Household Hazardous Waste Program)

Household Single Stream RecyclablesPlastic Bottles & Containers, Food & Beverage Cans, Paper (Shredded paper in a paper bag), Flattened Cardboard & Paperboard, Food & Beverage Cartons, Glass Bottles & Containers
TiresPassenger Tires, Truck Tires, Rim Mounted or Unmounted (Limited to 4 per day)
BatteriesCar Batteries, NiCad Batteries, Lithium Batteries, Zinc Air, rechargable Batteries

One use Alkaline non-rechargable batteries can be thrown in the regular trash. Duracell and Energizer, since 1993 no longer manufacture them with Mercury.

Acceptable Items - Fee: $10.00 per Item:

Stickers can be purchased via cash or check at the Norwell Health Department prior to disposal.
The Recycling Center accepts checks only made payable to: Town of Norwell


Refrigerators, Freezers, Air Conditioners, Dehumidifiers, Water Coolers, Microwaves

(State Law requires all Refrigerator & Freezer Doors be removed)

ElectronicsTVs, Displays, Computer Monitors, Laptops, Tablets

Oil Collection - No Fee

Oil Collection is only on the 1st Saturday of each month, April to November from 1:00pm to 4:00pm. On an Oil Collection Day, regular recyclables can be dropped off from 9:00am to 1:00pm.

Oil Based PaintLimit of 10 Gallons
Motor OilsLimit of 5 Gallons or 12 Containers
Varnish, StainsLimit of 10 Gallons

Latex Paint is not hazardous and may be disposed of in a trash bag for curbside collection. Latex paint will only be accepted if it is completely dry (kitty litter, paint hardener, or saw dust can speed up the process). Paint Cans must have the lids removed prior to disposal.

Latex Paint that is still servicable can be recycled through Recolor Paints.