Business Recycling & Waste Guide
Like our residents, all Natick businesses are encouraged to recycle; in some instances, it is mandatory.
Businesses operating in Massachusetts must follow state and federal rules and regulations for the
disposal of waste.
The Town of Natick encourages businesses to engage in the proactive, responsible recycling of waste
materials whenever possible. This guide outlines resources for recycling materials and disposing of
waste, as well as the rules and regulations that businesses must follow.
- Private Hauler for Recycling and Trash
- Natick Recycling Center (information below)
- The A- Z Natick Recycling List: http://natickrecycle.pbworks.com/
- Natick is served by the Northeast Region of the Massachusetts Department of Environmental Protection (MassDEP). The regional website is: http://www.mass.gov/eea/agencies/massdep/about/contacts/northeast-region.html
- To dispose of banned materials or find companies to process used materials, check the list of companies that collect or process items on the Mass Material Trader site.
Rules & Regulations
- Massachusetts Waste Disposal Bans
- The following items are prohibited from disposal and/or transfer for disposal:
- Asphalt pavement, brick & concrete
- Cathode ray tubes
- Clean gypsum wallboard
- Ferrous & non-ferrous metals
- Glass & metal containers *
- Lead acid batteries
- Recyclable paper, cardboard & paperboard *
- Single resin narrow-necked plastics
- Treated & untreated wood & wood waste
- White goods (large appliances)
- Whole tires (banned from landfills only; shredded tires acceptable)
*Accepted at the Natick Recycling Center
- 310 CMR 19.017: Waste Disposal Ban Regulation
- MassDEP Waste & Recycling Laws & Rules:
- Includes brochures, guides, a matrix of all laws & regulations in tabular form
- Regulations for solid and toxic waste, water disposal bans, Federal & State laws
The Natick Recycling Center, located on West Street at the corner of Route 27, accepts these post-consumer
materials from businesses: paper, cardboard, glass containers, tin & aluminum cans and foil,
plastic containers [labeled 1 – 7], alkaline & small rechargeable batteries, and rigid plastics. Natick
residents can bring the listed materials as well as block styrofoam, waste oil, and yard waste. The
current hours of operation are Thursday/Friday from 8:00 – noon and Saturday/Sunday from
8:00 – 3:30 (hours are subject to change; please check the Town website).