This directory provides options for disposing of items no longer useful to you. Check out the listing, and see who can make good use of your household items, electronic equipment, and more! If you don't see what you're looking for on this list, check out Beyond the Bin to see if your item can be recycled here.
If you have any creative ideas to add, or if you believe the information is out-of-date, please contact the Sustainability Committee.
Book, hard and soft cover
|Please bring gently used books, CD's, DVD's or videos to the drop off box located at the Recycle Center on 210 Holt RD. All hard & soft covered books:|
St. Michael's School also has a drop box.
Inkjet and Laser Printer Cartridges
|Collected at St. Michael's School and redeemed for cash or technology merchandise through a program called Funding Factory.|
Verizon collects your old phones, along with any accessories, reprograms them and makes them available to women who have been victims of domestic violence for emergency calls.
Don't throw your old eye glasses away! These locations will recycle any eye glasses through the Lions Club or other methods.
|Furniture & household items|
Furniture in GOOD condition can be brought to the following locations -
Appliances in good working condition less than 10 years old can be brought to the following locations -
Most dry cleaners will take these back, and Thrift shops often need them. Here are just a few options:
Old sheets, blankets and towels: Animal hospitals and the MSPCA will gratefully take these items
Theater groups often need paint for creating their stage sets.
Any paper from a photocopy machine or laser printer that is printed only on one side, can be fed back through your home printer when new (blank on both sides) paper is not required. Header sheets are particularly useful for this purpose...bring them home from the office! Also, try cutting up partially used sheets of paper to make a scratch pad, holding the sheets together with a binder clip.
Some grocery stores take them back. Here are just a few options:
Better yet... don't bring home any plastic bags!! Keep a canvas bag in the trunk, stuffed with five or six other canvas bags. Always use these at the grocery store, unless you're going to ask for paper bags to hold your paper recycling, which is about 1 in 5 trips to the store!!
Soup kitchens frequently need these containers for sending food home with people, and for shut-ins.
|Plastic Laundry Detergent bottles|
With their tops cut off and the handles in tact, these can be used as bailers at boating schools.
Packaging material commonly used around computer equipment, and other electronics.
|Styrofoam popcorn and packing peanuts|
THE UPS STORE- N. Andover in the Jasmine Plaza on Rte 114 takes all styrofoam, popcorn and packing peanuts.
Art teachers love these! Wash with soap and very hot water
Bring them to the Recycle Center on 210 Holt RD. A minimal recycling fee will be charged. Call 978-686-8604 for more into.
Pro Bark, 39 Turnpike Road, Ipswich, MA 01938
You may be able to get paid for your scrap metal... check it out!