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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. Put items in bags.
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.
Devens Recycling Center: wood scrap including Trex (no pressure-treated, creosote or railroad ties); porcelain sinks and toilets.
Donations Clearinghouse: furniture including tables and chairs, bureaus, end tables, nightstands; bed frames, mattress/boxsprings/bed frame/headboard/footboard sets (queen or smaller); small appliances newer than 10 years old; sets of dishes, glasses and silverware; cookware; upholstered items (sofas, loveseats, chairs) in good, reusable condition.
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).
KWD, Inc: Styrofoam, including coolers, packing blocks, coffee cups, food trays, takeout containers, non-biodegradable packing peanuts. All items must be clean, dry and in bags. No spongy foam.
Mitrano Removal Service: scrap metal.
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, intact baby/dog gates, big plastic outdoor play sets, non-plush toys (hard balls, tugs, Frisbees).
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, CD and DVD shredding (no hard disks or jewel cases). NOTE: Onsite from 11am-2pm only.
ReCORK: wine corks.
REquipment: power and manual wheelchairs, scooters, sling lifts, portable ramps, tub/shower chairs, rollator walkers, adapted strollers, standers and gait trainers, and specialty cushions/mattresses. Equipment should be in good condition or easily repaired. Exceptions may be made with regard to the age or condition of the equipment if it is in high demand, of high-value or unusual to access.
Routhier Tire: auto, motorcycle, bicycle, lawn mower, tractor tires (on or off the rim).
St Jude’s Ranch for Children: used greeting cards; no Disney, Hallmark, American Greeting; fronts only, no writing on back.
Terrracycle: Brita and PUR water filters, accessories and packaging; chip bags; foil drink pouches; foil-lined energy bar wrappers; plastic cosmetic, hair care and skin care packaging; toothbrushes and toothpaste; writing instruments (no wood pencils).
Transitions at Devens: baby monitors, bakeware, bed rails, book cases, bulletin boards, dishes (sets only), DVD players, filing cabinets, flat screen TVs, folding tables, kitchen utensils, lamps, linens, outdoor furniture, shelves.
Trex Recycling: plastic bags including grocery bags, bread bags, case overwrap, dry cleaning bags, newspaper sleeves, ice bags, wood pellet bags, packaging air pillows, product wrap, re-sealable bags, produce bags, bubble wrap, salt bags, cereal bags, food storage bags. All materials must be clean, dry and free of food residue.
UTEC: non-useable mattresses and boxsprings. No futons, waterbeds or airbeds.
The Ayer Recycling Committee will sell the Earth Machine compost bin for $40 (cash or check only).