Save the dates & join us for our Earth Day events!
Earth Day is coming up on April 22nd! Here are some ways you can get involved and help us celebrate!
- Join us for our citywide clean-up even on April 22nd! This is a great opportunity to get involved in our community and help maintain a clean city we all can be proud of!
- Dispose of unwanted items at our free Recycling Drop-off event on April 29th!
- Dispose of your hazardous waste at one of our Minuteman Collection events
- Rain barrels are currently available to Waltham residents at a discounted price! Save money, conserve rainwater, and protect a natural resource! Order yours here (must order by March 26th!). Pick-up will be held on April 8th and September 9th, 2023.
- Check out our NEW 2023-24 Recycling & Trash brochure
- Check out our Disposal Index for how to dispose of common items
- Reuse, Repair, or Repurpose / Donate your re-useable items
- See more ideas on how you can take action at www.earthday.org
- Reduce your carbon footprint; Get creative with new ways to switch up your commute, or a part of your daily routine. Waltham offers a variety of different modes of transportation. Instead of driving to your destination, carpool with friends, take public transportation, walk, skate, scooter, or ride a bike. See transportation options and info here
New Earth Machine composters are currently available in the Waltham Public Works Department for $25. Composting is the natural process of recycling organic matter, such as leaves and food scraps, into a valuable fertilizer that can enrich soil and plants. It provides a range of environmental benefits, including improving soil health, reducing greenhouse gas emissions, recycling nutrients, and mitigating the impact of droughts. Please contact Recycling at 781-314-3390 to schedule an appointment to pick one up.