There are many items that are recyclable that you can not recycle curbside.  Please see below for ways to recycle those items that you can't put in your curbside trash or recycling.

You can Google the item name along with the word “reuse” or “recycle” and see what comes up. There are a number of charities that would pick up your unwanted items from your home.  In addition, there are several online communities you can post your unwanted items for sale at low or no cost.

You can! There are too many sites out there for us to list just one.  You can Google “Vehicle Donation” and pick a charity where you’d like to donate your vehicle.  Do your research – some organizations donate more proceeds than others directly to charity.

Plastic bags and plastic film packaging can be brought to your local grocery or retail store.

Locations that recycle these items can be found here:

http://www.plasticfilmrecycling.org/s01/s01dropoff.html

 

Danvers only picks up trash and recycling from households with 4 units or less. For larger residential complexes and businesses, recycling pickup is the responsibility of the property owner.  If you are a tenant and don’t have recycling where you live or work, you should contact your landlord directly and encourage them to add recycling services to their refuse pickup.  State bans prohibit recyclable materials from being disposed of with trash.

The State offers a recycling assistance program for businesses and institutions:

http://recyclingworksma.com/

Any item containing mercury can be brought to the Transfer Station on East Coast Road in Danvers. Mercury containing items are placed in a shed and collected by Covanta for proper disposal.

Other locations that recycle CFLs can be found here:

http://www.lamprecycle.org/broken-bulbs/where-to-recycle/

Danvers offers two zero waste weekend recycling events annually in the spring and fall. One of the services offered is paper shredding.  The first two boxes of shredding are accepted at no charge.  After two boxes, we request a $5 donation per box with proceeds being donated to the Danvers Food Pantry.  Please see our Events for details.

You can also hire a professional shredding service for home or off-site shredding.

Danvers offers two zero waste weekend recycling events annually in the spring and fall. One of the services offered is rigid plastic recycling at no charge.  We have a number of roll-offs you can deposit your items in.  In addition, the Transfer Station offers rigid plastic recycling year round at no cost.

For more details and to see examples of rigid plastics, please visit the section on the Transfer Station.

https://www.danversma.gov/rigid-plastics-recycling/

Danvers offers two zero waste weekend recycling events annually in the spring and fall. One of the services offered is metal recycling at no charge.  We have a number of roll-offs you can deposit your items in.  In addition, the Transfer Station offers metal recycling year round for $0.06 per pound.

You can also recycle scrap metal by contacting a local vendor. Please refer to the website for locations.

http://earth911.com/recycling-guide/how-to-recycle-metal/

Danvers offers two zero waste weekend recycling events annually in the spring and fall. One of the services offered is textile recycling.  We accept clothing, shoes, purses, linens, stuffed animals, etc.  Please see our Events for details.

Many charities will also recycle textiles – you can contact them directly for pickup or you can drop your textiles in any labeled bin.

Danvers offers two zero waste weekend recycling events annually in the spring and fall. One of the services offered is media recycling.  We accept books, DVDs, Blu Rays, CDs, records and video games.  Please see our Events for details.

You can also recycle media at the Used Book Superstore. Please refer to their website for details.

http://www.usedbooksuperstore.com/

Danvers offers two zero waste weekend recycling events annually in the spring and fall. One of the services offered is electronics or e-waste recycling.  Small electronics are accepted at no charge, but there is a nominal charge for some items – especially if they contain cathode ray tubes or Freon.  Please see our Events for details.

Some electronics can be picked up curbside for recycling if you purchase a Bulky Item sticker.

You can also recycle some electronics at Best Buy. Please refer to their website for details.

http://www.bestbuy.com/site/clp/recycling/pcmcat149900050025.c?id=pcmcat149900050025&pageType=REDIRECT&issolr=1&searchterm=recycling

 

Rechargeable or button batteries can be brought to the Transfer Station on East Coast Road in Danvers. These items are placed in a shed and collected by Covanta for proper disposal.

Other locations that recycle these types of batteries can be found here:

http://www.call2recycle.org/what-can-i-recycle/#prettyPhoto

Please note that ALKALINE batteries (dry-cell single-use AA, AAA, C, D, etc.) can be disposed of in your regular trash.

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