The list below will help identify where to take a variety of items during the year so they do not wind up in a local landfill, on the side of the road, or in the woods. It includes some vendors used by Recycle Your Reusables.
- Recycling information on everything from air conditioners to yard signs can be found by searching the Recyclopedia at RecycleSmartMa.org.
- Look up items to recycle by zipcode at Earth911.com
- Centers for Hard to Recycle Materials, aka CHARMS, in Central MA. Call first.
Arts, crafts, office supplies and furniture, new or like new only. Devens Eco-Efficiency Center. Contact info here.
Bicycles, wagons, tricycles, ride-on toys, bike racks (must include all parts to affix to car). Tires must hold air AND bike must be rideable and have all parts. No rusted, broken bikes. Friends of Pepperell Recreation. Contact info here.
Books, hardcover, paperback, antiquarian, audio books on CD; music CDs, LPs, DVDs. More Than Words. Contact info here.
Construction and demolition debris. Devens Recycling Center. Contact info here. Fees charged.
Crayons, towards end of life. The Crayon Initiative. Contact info here.
Currency, foreign, bills and coins. UNICEF Change for Good. Contact info here.
Dehumidifiers in working order. Open to residents of towns served by Cape Light Compact, Eversource, National Grid, or Unitil. More info here.
Electronics, appliances, any condition. No CRT monitors or CRT TVs. All American Recycling. Contact info here. Fees charged.
Eyeglasses, hearing aids and prescription sunglasses. Intact, no missing lenses or broken frames. No cases. Ayer Shirley Lions Club. Contact info here.
Holiday strings of lights, LED only. Holiday LEDs. Contact info here.
- Donations Clearinghouse
- Habitat for Humanity ReStore. They also take construction and building supplies.
- Household Goods
Latex paint and related products. Recolor Paints. See website for specifics.
Medical equipment, gently used only. REquipment Durable Medical Equipment. Call 800 261 9841 to arrange drop off or pick up.
Miscellaneous. Terracycle. See the website for the many unusual items you can recycle.
Musical instruments, stringed and band instruments, no pianos or organs. Must be repairable or playable. Ayer Shirley School District Music Program. Contact AyerMale@aol.com for info.
Pens, towards end of life. The Pen Guy. Contact info here.
Plastic bags, plastic product overwrap. Most grocery stores will take. See this list for what is accepted.
Plastic plant pots and trays. Lowe’s. Check your local store.
Plastic six-pack rings and multi-pack carrier rings. Ringleader. Contact info here.
Skis, boards, hockey sticks, golf clubs, bats. Very good to excellent condition. SkiChair. Contact info here.
Styrofoam. Gold Circuit E-cycling. See website for specifics.
Tennis balls. RecycleBalls. See contact info here.
- Bay State Textiles accepts a wide variety of textiles in any condition as long as they’re clean, dry and odor-free.
- Epilepsy Foundation New England accepts clean, wearable clothing.
Tires, auto, motorcycle, bicycle, lawn mower, tractor, on or off the rim. FBS Tire Recycling. Contact info here. Fees charged.
Wine corks, no plastic. ReCORK. Contact info here.