All-American Recycling: anything with a cord that is no longer useable, such as computers, electronics and televisions ($)
Ayer-Shirley Lions Club: eyeglasses and hearing aids. They are cleaned, tested and re-used for people that can’t afford them. Most glasses are used in other countries, while the hearing aids are able to be re-used here in the US. Eyeglasses need to be intact, no missing lenses or broken frames.
Battery recycling from Call2Recycle and EQ: household batteries, both rechargeable and non-rechargeable, such as D-cell, C-cell, AA, AAA, 9-volt, and button cell; rechargeable battery packs from cell phones, cameras, laptop computers, power tools, etc; automotive/motorcycle/boat batteries; handheld electronics such as cell phones, iPods, PDAs, pagers, etc and any other dry-cell batteries.
Bay State Textiles: All textiles. Clothing, paired shoes, linens, plush toys, backpacks. The textiles do not have to be in wearable condition but must be dry and free of odor and mold.
Boston Building Resources: Good to excellent construction materials, completely install-ready (no defects that need repair, no refinishing, no spare parts to track down to make functional.
Brita: Via Terrracycle we accept all Brita filters, pitchers, dispensers, bottles and packaging
Clean the World: new, unwrapped bars of soap, unused soaps and bottled amenities from hotel stays.
DuPont Tyvek: used Tyvek® envelopes.
Extras for Creative Reuse: yarn, plastic, fabric, mylar, tile, leather, children’s paints, arts and crafts supplies, office supplies, etc.
Friends of Pepperell Recreation: gently used bicycles, scooters, wagons, tricycles, ride-on toys.
HGRM: household goods, bedding, furniture, appliances of all sizes less than 10 years old (no stoves)
Highland Shredding: paper shredding and electronic media destruction
Key for Hope: keys and lock systems
Liberty Tire: auto, motorcycle, bicycle tires (on or off the rim)
Medals for Mettle: earned marathon, half-marathon, or triathlon medals.
More Than Words: fiction and non-fiction books (hardcover or trade paperback), antiquarian books, audio books on CD or cassette, music CDs, DVD and VHS movies, video games.
NEADS: dog and cat supplies including tennis balls, toys and blankets.
Nike Reuse-A-Shoe: all brands of athletic shoes to reprocess into athletic playing surfaces.
No nonsense recycling: pantyhose, nylon knee highs, tights (all brands)
ReCORK: wine corks
ReFoamIt: Styrofoam packing blocks, food trays/containers (#4-#6, rinsed clean), coolers, drink cups, packing peanuts, bubble wrap, #4 (LDPE), #5 PolyPro and more. For more information about what to bring, click http://refoamit.com/WhatCanBeRecycled/tabid/91/Default.aspx
St Jude’s Ranch for Children: used greeting cards; no Disney, Hallmark, American Greeting; fronts only, no writing on back
The Pen Guy: all kinds of used/dead pens, markers, Sharpies
The Ayer Recycling Committee will sell the Earth Machine compost bin for $40 (cash or check only).