All-American Recycling: anything with a cord, 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 Battery Solutions and Call2Recycle: 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; handheld electronics such as cell phones, iPods, PDAs, pagers, etc and any other dry-cell batteries.
Bay State Textiles: all post consumer 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.
Casella Waste Systems: rigid plastics such as kids’ toys, outdoor furniture, trash barrels, 5 gallon pails, milk crates, and more.
Clean the World: new, unwrapped bars of soap, unused soaps and bottled amenities from hotel stays.
Crazy Crayons: unwanted, rejected, broken crayons. Leave the wrappers on.
DuPont Tyvek: used Tyvek® envelopes.
Extras for Creative Reuse: yarn, plastic, fabric, mylar, tile, leather, children’s paints, art supplies, etc.
Friends of Pepperell Recreation: bicycles
Highland Shredding: paper shredding and electronic media destruction
Key for Hope: keys and lock systems
Lou’s Upcycle: various types of plastic bags that used to hold packaged food, animal food, potting soil and wood pellets.
The Lowell Wish Project: gently used household goods including clothes, furniture, mattresses/box springs, radios & TVs, appliances, computers, linens, Game Boys and baby gear. See the complete list here.
The Wish Project does not want:
- baskets, pictures or decorative items
- toys or stuffed animals
- outdoor furniture, bikes or grills
- console TVs or extra large furniture
- sports equipment
Medals for Mettle: earned marathon, half-marathon, or triathlon medals, medals earned by children who wish to donate them to other children.
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 Ayer Recycling Committee will sell the Earth Machine compost bin for $40 (cash or check only).