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77Recycling: Plastic film such as grocery bags, animal feed bags, agricultural bags, pool liners, boat coverings, tarps, pellet bags
All-American Recycling: anything with a cord that’s no longer useable: computers, electronics, televisions, air conditioners, freezers, propane tanks etc. Note that fees may be charged. See Complete List for specifics.
Ayer-Shirley Lions Club: eyeglasses, prescription sunglasses 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 re-used in the US. Eyeglasses need to be intact, no missing lenses or broken frames.
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.
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; automotive/motorcycle/boat batteries; handheld electronics such as cell phones, iPods, PDAs, pagers, etc and any other dry-cell batteries.
Clean the World: new, unwrapped bars of soap, unused soaps and bottled amenities from hotel stays.
Community Giving Tree: baby gear less than 10 years old: Pack ‘n Play, toddler beds and bedding, crib mattresses and cribs, strollers, high chairs, bassinets, baby swings, bumbos, boppy, booster seats, car seats purchased after 2012, bouncy seats, baby gates, infant tubs, baby clothes up to age 5, disposable diapers (open packages OK). All items must be clean and ready for immediate use.
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.
Growing Places: tall shovels, rakes (leaf and garden), cultivators, shovels, weeding tools, bypass pruners, anvil pruners, loppers, pruning saws, electric string trimmers/weed wackers, post/hole digger, newspaper in bundles, plain cardboard, wheelbarrows, 5-gallon buckets, 2-gallon watering cans, untreated wood for stakes and beds (2”x 2” x 8-12’ and 2” x 6” to 8” x 8’ – 12, heavy duty outdoor extension cords. All items must be in good, working condition.
Habitat for Humanity ReStore: Good to excellent construction materials; completely install-ready (no defects, no refinishing needed, no missing parts) such as faucets, shower enclosures, piping, tubs, vanities, bricks, masonry, shutters, roof shingles, cabinets, countertops, doors, electrical supplies (no light bulbs); electronics, rugs, carpeting, ceramic tiles, flooring, hardware, dishes, lamps and shades, ceiling fans, lumber, plywood, siding, trim, molding, paint (acrylic and latex only, full container), windows, appliances in working condition less than 9 years old; furniture (clean, no rips, tears or stains, no sleeper sofas or futons)
Key for Hope: keys and lock systems
Liberty Tire: auto, motorcycle, bicycle, lawn mower, tractor 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
No nonsense recycling: pantyhose, nylon knee highs, tights (all brands)
Play it Again Sports Leominster: Sporting goods of all kinds EXCEPT cleats; yard games; fishing/hunting gear; ellipticals and treadmills; batting helmets; straight skis, water sports, paintball and airsoft gear; billiards; darts; ping-pong; air hockey, bats 4 years or older; hockey, lacrosse and parabolic skis 6 years or older
PROSHRED: paper shredding
ReCORK: wine corks
St Jude’s Ranch for Children: used greeting cards; no Disney, Hallmark, American Greeting; fronts only, no writing on back
Terrracycle: Brita filters, pitchers, dispensers, bottles and packaging; chip bags, energy bar wrappers, writing instruments, drink pouches
Wheels for the World: gently used, non-motorized wheelchairs and wheelchair parts, metal canes, metal crutches
The Ayer Recycling Committee will sell the Earth Machine compost bin for $40 (cash or check only).