NOTE: This list is subject to change. Please check back for updates.

AC&M Fire Equipment: fire extinguishers of all classes, including those filled with soda acid or carbon dioxide. Metal or plastic heads OK. Can be empty or still pressurized.

All-American Recycling: anything with a cord that’s no longer usable: 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, hearing aids and prescription sunglasses. 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.

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 use.

Devens Eco-Efficiency Centeryarn, fabric, children’s paints, arts and crafts supplies, office supplies, etc.

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; mattress/box springs sets (queen or smaller); sets of dishes, glasses and silverware; cookware; upholstered items (sofas, loveseats, chairs) in good, reusable condition.

DuPont Tyvek: used Tyvek® envelopes.

E. L. Harvey: paper, CD and DVD shredding (no hard disks or jewel cases). NOTE: Onsite from 11am-2pm only.

Friends of Pepperell Recreation: gently used bicycles, scooters, wagons, tricycles, ride-on toys.

G. W. Shaw and Sons: rigid plastics.

Ginny’s Helping Hand: household goods, usable mattresses, clothing, toys.

Habitat for Humanity ReStore:  Good to excellent, ready-to-install construction materials such as faucets, shower enclosures, piping, tubs, vanities, bricks, masonry, shutters, roof shingles, cabinets, countertops, doors, electrical supplies (no light bulbs), ceramic tiles (full boxes only), 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 10 years old; hand and power tools (in working order only); area rugs and carpeting (new only); furniture (clean, no rips, tears or stains, no sleeper sofas or futons).

KWD, Inc: Styrofoam, including #6 coolers, packing blocks, coffee cups, food trays, takeout containers, non-biodegradable packing peanuts. All items must be absolutely clean, dry and in bags. No spongy foam.

Lou’s Upcycles: translucent plastic bags such as those that hold cereal, crackers, Wheat Thins, etc.

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 supplies including tennis balls, toys, intact baby/dog gates, metal crates, big plastic outdoor play sets, non-plush toys (hard balls, tugs, Frisbees).

Pat Brody Shelter for Cats: cat carriers and cat trees in reusable condition, odor-free.

ReCORK: natural 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.

Ring Leader: plastic six-pack rings and multi-pack carrier rings

Routhier Tire: auto, motorcycle, bicycle, lawn mower, tractor tires (on or off the rim).

Salvation Army: hard wood furniture, couches (no couch covers), recliners, new carpeting, sporting goods.


  • Air freshener cartridges/plugs, packaging, trigger heads
  • Brita water filters and pitchers
  • Contact lenses and blister packs, all brands
  • Entenmann’s Little Bites plastic pouches
  • Foil-lined energy/granola bar wrappers
  • Febreze aerosol containers (empty), Febreze ONE sprayers and refills
  • Oral care products: toothpaste tubes (empty), caps, toothbrushes, toothpaste cartons, toothbrush outer packaging, floss containers (empty).

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-usable mattresses and box springs. No futons, waterbeds or airbeds.

The Ayer Recycling Committee will sell the Earth Machine compost bin for $40 (cash or check only).


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