DISPOSAL INDEX - Recycling & Trash

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DISPOSAL INDEX

- Recycling & Trash -

FOR ITEMS THAT CAN'T GO IN THE RECYCLING BIN: Find out where to recycle, reuse, or repurpose these items in Massachusetts. To do a search - enter the material(s) you want to recycle in the search box of MassDEP's "Beyond the Bin Directory", here: BeyondtheBin.com

You can also find a list of companies that dispose of items for a fee here

 

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Asbestos

You must use a licensed asbestos removal contractor to dispose of asbestos.

Air conditioner

See: Appliances

Ammunition

Ammunition can be brought to the Waltham Police Department and they will destroy it.

Appliances

Call EZ Disposal at 781-233-2211.
Can be picked up on your recycling day, just let company know that it will be outside.
Ask your new appliance provider if they will pick up your old appliance with a new purchase.

Asbestos

Call Clean Harbors Environmental Services at (781) 235-7600 to dispose of asbestos.

Automobiles

Recycle for Gold
Special Olympics
1-800-590-1600 Will pick up

Mothers against Drunk Driving
1-800-720-MADD
Will pick up

National Kidney Foundation
1-800-488-2277
Call to donate.

American Lung Association
1-800-300-5864, Call to donate.

WBUR Public Radio
1-855-928-7227, Call to donate.

 

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Baby/Toddler Supplies

 

Diapers, food, blankets, clothes. Christ Church, 750 Main St, T,Th 10-2. Call Sally Lobo 781-893-6034 (Benefits low-income women)

 

Batteries (lithium, lead, and button, alkaline)

See: Battery Disposal

Alkaline Batteries- These are your traditional AAA, AA, C, D and 9 volt batteries. All batteries made since 1994 contain no added mercury and only contain trace amounts that are not hazardous. Because of this they CAN be disposed of in your regular trash. Alkaline batteries will be labeled with “no added mercury” or with a green tree logo.

All other batteries must be treated as hazardous waste.

Rechargeable batteries- Visit Call2Recycle and enter Waltham to find drop-off locations to recycle rechargeable batteries for free. Home Deport, Radio Shacks, and Staples.

Lithium, lead, button, and other- These are hazardous. Many stores selling watches or hearing aids will accept used button batteries.  Home Depot will accept  and lithium batteries for power tools, such as drills, saws, lights, etc.   Staples will accept batteries free of charge.  Otherwise, bring to the Minuteman Hazardous Waste Collection Facility. (See: Hazardous Waste.)

Button Cell Batteries - Collection boxes are available at the Waltham Consolidated Public Works/Recycling Department, 165 Lexington Street, 8:30AM - 4:30PM (Rebates benefit Healthy Waltham). Button cell collection boxes are also at the Waltham Public Library & Council on Aging (488 Main Street) 

Interstate Batteries - 1030 Main St | 781-314-9610. Take car, truck, and household rechargeable batteries (lithium or lead acid batteries). No alkalines

Radio Shack - 110 River St | 781-899-4943. Take Lithium ion batteries

Staples - Take rechargeable Lithium batteries only

 

Bicycles

 

Bikes not Bombs (617-442-0004), a non-profit organization located in Roxbury, is working to promote community development and alternative transportation. Donated bikes are shipped to third world countries and used locally to train young people as bicycle mechanics. Kids can also build/recondition a bike through the Earn-A-Bike program. Part of the program involves the kids participating in community service

Biological & Infectious Waste

Visit the Massachusetts DEP website or see: Syringes

Books

More than Wordshttps://www.mtwyouth.org/ 56 Felton Street, Waltham MA: 781-788-0035 - Empowers disadvantaged youth to take charge of the business. Will take books, audiobooks, university publishers, music, CD's, DVD's & videogames. Drop off.

Waltham Library: 781-314-3425, See www.waltham.lib.ma.us/policies/donations.php 

Big Hearted Books: 781-784-0813: will take books, CDs, DVDs, records, cell phones, comic books, audio books

Bottles and Cans (Redeemable)

Can be recycled. Rinse, clean, and crush.

Waverly Redemption Center
23 Summer Ave. (off of Summer St.)
Waltham  MA | (781) 373-2180
Hours: Mon - Fri 9am - 4pm, Sat 8:30am - 3:30pm

(Supports non-profit, provides employment to intellectually disabled)

 

Gordon’s Liquors
781-893-1900
892 Main Street
ONLY accept brands they sell
No more than 5 cases at a time.

Waltham Bottle & Can Return
131 Lydon St, Waltham | 781-647-4754

Bubble Wrap & Packing Peanuts

Antique dealers frequently take these
Business Waste

Earth Worm: 417-628-1844

Waltham businesses can request recycling pickup if they are located on an existing residential recycling route. Call Recycling Department for more details at 781-314-3391

 

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Carbon Monoxide Detector

Remove Batteries. Throw detector in regular trash.

Carpets

Call EZ Disposal at 781-233-2211. Carpets cannot be wider than 4 feet, rolled and tied, and not more than 30-40 lbs.

Cardboard

Flatten corrugated cardboard boxes. Only refrigerator boxes need to be cut in half. Secure flattened boxes under recycling bin.

Cassettes (Video & Audio)

Savers: 500 Cochituate Rd, Framingham MA - Takes them to sell second hand; drop them off in donation building, which is painted green. The Savers in Burlington (91 Middlesex Turnpike) takes them as well.

 

CD's

 

Unwanted media (books, DVD's, CD's, and records) can be brought to the Big hearted Book and Clothing Company. They wholesale collected clothing and books, and sell CDs, records and other media to stores. There is a donation container located at 154 River Street, Waltham MA. You can also call them for pick-up at 781-784-0813 if you have at least 8 boxes or 3 bags to donate. 

Cell Phones

American Legion: Waverly Oaks Rd & Beaver St (781-647-0156). 11AM-12 midnight. Drop off at Members Bar, 258 Wav Oaks Rd.

AT&T: Take old cell phones to location in Waltham (781-890-6074)

Apple Store: If you have an iPhone, you may return it to an Apple store for 10% off of your next phone.

Christmas trees and wreathes

Christmas Trees can be recycled and will be picked up at curbside for 3 weeks following Christmas. Remove all decorations. No wreaths with metal backing.

Cleaning Supplies (rug cleaner, wood preservatives, aerosol cans, drain cleaner, oven cleaner, bleach, etc)

see: Recycling & Trash Brochure

Take both remaining product and empty containers as the containers may still contain residue.

 

Clothes for rags

 

Unwanted clothes can be brought to the Big hearted Book and Clothing Company. They will take clothing both for re-use AND also clothing to be used for rags. There is a donation container located at 154 River Street, Waltham MA. You can also call them for pick-up at 781-784-0813 if you have at least 8 boxes or 3 bags to donate. 

Coal

Take small quantities to Minuteman Hazardous Products Facility in Lexington, MA. See the Hazardous Waste Brochure for more info.

Computer

EZ Disposal Pick-up curbside on your regular trash day. Call ahead for appointment. 781-233-2211.

For Apple equipment, purchase a prepaid shipping label from the Electronic Recycling Program, 888-638-2761. The $30 (US) fee covers all costs associated with shipping used products to the Apple recycling vendor.

Construction Waste
(asphalt, concrete, bricks, etc)

American Reclamation Corporation
Charlton, MA
Contact: Toby Tyler
Weathered asphalt, clay bricks, and with and without rebar. concrete slab or decking. Also accept petroleum-contaminated soil. Attached mortar normally used in construction rubble may not be coated with any substance. Call for further info. 1-508-248-3777

EZ Disposal: Call at 781-233-2211 if you have a question regarding what is considered construction debris.

See Construction Waste brochure for more information.

Cooking Oil (i.e. from a Turkey Fryer)

Larger quantities of cooking oil (example: Turkey Fryers) is considered hazardous waste and should be taken to the Minuteman Hazardous Waste Facility in Lexington.

Copy Machine

EZ Disposal will take small household copiers only. Call to schedule a pick up at 781-233-2211.

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Dehumidifiers

Call EZ Disposal at 781-233-2211 by 3:30pm the day before and let them know that you have a dehumidifier. Then put it out with your regular trash.

Doors

see: Construction Waste

Dryer

see: Appliances

 

DVD's

 

Unwanted media (books, DVD's, CD's, and records) can be brought to the Big hearted Book and Clothing Company. They wholesale collected clothing and books, and sell CDs, records and other media to stores. There is a donation container located at 154 River Street, Waltham MA. You can also call them for pick-up at 781-784-0813 if you have at least 8 boxes or 3 bags to donate. 

DVD Player

Call EZ Disposal at 781-233-2211. Pick-up curbside on your regular trash day. Call ahead for appointment.

 

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Electronics

EZ Disposal
Call EZ Disposal at 781-233-2211 to pick-up TV & Computer Monitors Only, curbside on your regular trash day. Call ahead for appointment.

Best Buy
Regardless of where you bought it, what brand it is, or how old it is, just about anything electronic including TV's, DVD players, computer monitors, audio and video cables, cell phones, and more.  Most things are recycled free with a few restrictions. For program details, go to the Best Buy website, bestbuy.com; select Massachusetts under drop down menu. http://bit.ly/BestBuyRecycling

Staples
Staples Recycling: Take back certain electronics of any brand at no charge - computers & appendages;desktop copiers, fax machines, PC speakers, shredders, phone, UPS battery backkup, GPS devices, MP3 players, dignital camcorders & cameras. 

Costco
Trade in electronic gadgets for Costco cash.  Laptops, cell phones, LCD moniotrs, digital cameras, MP3 players, gaming systems & more.

Apple
Apple donates iPads to Teach for America. Visit www.apple.com/recycling to get an estimate value on your device, print out a prepaid shipping label, and receive your Apple gift card.

Walmart, Framingham, MA 
Trade in a wide variety of electronics - cell phones, laptops, cameras, desktop computers - in exchange for Walmart.com eGift cards.

DIRECTV Recycling
Directv.round2web.com: Recycles DIRECTV satellites and set top box equipment, cell phones, laptops, tablets, and set top box from any cable provider. NO FEE, shipping cost is also covered by DIRECTV. 

Green Newton Tips
Green Newton

Exercise Equipment, Stationary Bikes

Play it Again Sports (Buy & Sell) 108 River street, Waltham MA | 781-609-2506

EZ Disposal & Recycling will collect stationary bikes from your curbside on your scheduled pick-up day. 

Eye Glasses & Hearing Aids

Waltham Lions Club collects these items. See here for info: Waltham Lions Club
 

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Fabric

Donate to charity - Global Thrift at 322 Moody Street, or the Goodwill Box located at 1100 Lexington Street.

Fire extinguisher

EZ Disposal does not pick up fire extinguishers. Lexington Minuteman Facility does not accept fire extinguishers

Contact Keane Fire and Safety Equipment
1500 Main St. Waltham, MA 781-899-6565 will take for a fee.

New England Fire & Safety in Medford - Residents can empty their fire extinguishers around acidic-soil-loving plants (like pine trees), and call Joe from NE Fire & Safety at 781-396-3203 to have their old fire extinguisher picked up (for a fee) - but only if they buy a new one from them. They DO NOT take empty or old extinguishers if the person has already purchased a new one from somewhere else.

 

File Cabinet

 

Call JRM at 800-323-4285 to schedule a pickup for file cabinets. Also see: Metal

Flares

Take flares to the Waltham Fire Prevention Department, 175 Lexington Street in Waltham

Furniture

To Donate, See: Donating your recycling & trash to charities. Old furniture that is not donated should be put out at the curb on your regular trash day.

Clean Out Your House Inc.
Waltham, MA 
781-826-3120 
Fee charged

JUNK IT
Fee Charged
1-800-958-6548

Massachusetts Coalition for the Homeless
781-595-7570 x13
Furniture bank for those moving out of homelessness
Will pick up large items.

We Get Rid of It
1-866-952-8400, Fee Charged
Furniture, CRT, Appliances, Basement
Dave Fontaine, Owner and Garage Junk.
Responsible and ethical disposal of all materials

 

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Gasoline

Empty Gas Cans can be put in the trash with the lid off.

Moody Street Mobile NO LONGER accepts gasoline or oil

VMinuteman Hazaroud Facility
Take hazardous flammable fluids (ie. gasoline, oil, used or unused to the Minuteman Hazardous Facility in Lexington. see: Recycling & Trash Brochure)

Veridium
263 Howard Street
Lowell, MA 01852
Accepts residential drop off by appointment only call 978-453-7772. There is a $5.00/per gallon fee.

Gas grills

Gas grills go out with the trash.
Do not call for pick up. MUST REMOVE TANK.

Glass

Glass and broken glass should be put in a sealed box or barrel for trash. Mark it clearly glass. Do not put in a bag.

Grass Trimmer

Put out with trash for EZ Disposal to pick up. If gas powered, gas should be removed and taken to Minuteman Hazardous Products Facility (page 4)
 

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Hazardous Waste

Residents take their hazardous products to the Minuteman Hazardous Products Facility in Lexington, MA one day per month, April – November.

Please consult the Recycling & Trash Brochure or call the Recycling Department for the next date. Limit your trips to once per season.
While Waltham residents are not charged, the city is charged by the car. Bring a Waltham ID – license or Waltham bill.

Hearing Aids & Eye Glasses

Waltham Lions Club collects these items. See here for info: Waltham Lions Club

Heater (gas, water)

Call EZ Disposal at 781-233-2211 and tell them you will be leaving it out.

Helium Tanks

Return to Company where you bought it. Look for name on tank.

Middlesex Gasses: 508-879-7820, take unidentified tanks there

Holiday Cards

St. Jude’s Ranch for Children (Care for abused, abandoned, neglected children) | 877-977-7572
No Hallmark, Disney, or American

mail cards to: St. Jude’s Ranch for Children
100 St. Jude’s Street
Boulder City, NV 89005-1618

 

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Infectious Disease Items

For information on disposing Infectious Waste from your home or medical facility, see HERE

Invasive Plants

Certain Invasive plants should be trashed, according to a special directive from the Massachusetts Department of Environmental Protection. Please do not put in compost or yard waste. Plants that can be disposed include: Kudzu, Black Swallow-Wort (seed pods or whole plant), Japanese Knotweed, Purple Loosestrife, Garlic Mustard and Sticky Weed, Oriental Bittersweet, Poison Ivy (secure in heavy plastic bag to protect workers).

 

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Junk Mail

Catalog Choice Go to catalogchoice.org. Create account, free of charge. Use Search Box to find company (for elimination of mail) and submit the opt-out. If you get mail from that business again, Catalog Choice will follow up for you.

Mass Recycle, Inc.
For tax exempt donation they will send you a booklet of options to stop junk mail P.O. Box 3111, Worcester, MA 01603

 

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Kitty litter

Throw away in trash. Never flush since litter can clog pipes. If possible, use biodegradable plant based litter such as a kitty litter.

Or you can make your own from newspaper

 

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Latex Paint

(opened or unopened at NEDT, where it gets reused, recycled, or incinerated; charge is $0.55  per pound).  http://nedt.org/

Other options for unopened cans: Craig’s List (under free items) or freecycle.org

See donation options at the end of the page here: http://www.city.waltham.ma.us/recycling-department/pages/reuse-and-donations-to-charities

Laundry materials (bleach, detergent, spot remover, starch)

see: Hazardous Waste Brochure

Lawn mower

Push Mower - see Metal

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can go out in trash. Call EZ Disposal at 781-233-2211

Power Mower - drain gas and put out for trash.

Ride Mower - Call for private hauler for pick-up. EZ Disposal will NOT pick up.

Leaves

see: Yard Waste & Yard Waste Program in the Recycling & Trash Brochure

 

LED lights

 

LED lights can be brought to the Minuteman Hazardous Waste Facility. See more info on page 2 here: http://www.city.waltham.ma.us/2017-2018_recycling_brochure.pdf

Also see Home Depot option under "Light Bulb" below:

Light Bulb (fluorescent &compact fluorescent /CFL)

see: Recycling & Trash Brochure (see Mercury Containing Devices), Lexington Minuteman Hazardous Products FacilityLight Bulbs

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Home Depot has launched a CFL recycling program in all of their stores (Compact fluorescent home bulbs only. Not over 4 feet & no commercial bulbs). 
Put in any plastic bag and deposit in the orange CFL bins at the front of the store.

Cleaning up broken bulbs. See: Mercury

For Fluorescent Bulbs: Take to Minuteman Hazardous Products Facility (page 2: http://www.city.waltham.ma.us/sites/walthamma/files/file/file/2017-2018_recycling_brochure.pdf)

For Halogen Light Bulbs: Put in the trash

Logs/Stumps

Boston Bark, 73 Pond St | 781-647-7500

 

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Matches

Put in Trash

Mattresses

Mattresses go in the curbside trash.

TO RECYCLE MATRESSES

Conigliaro Industries: 888 266-4425
Accept and recycle all types of bedding and furniture items Contact their website for price quotes and additional information.

Medication

Waltham Residents can dispose of dry medications (no liquids, creams, or inhalers) at the Waltham Police Department, 155 Lexington St, at the kiosk in the front lobby.

Contact your doctor to see if he or she offers a medicine disposal program.

Check the Medication Disposal webpage for more information or see MassDEP's website on how to safely dispose of medications

Mercury

Step by step instructions to clean up broken fluorescent lightbulb spills please see HERE

Mercury Cleanup Hotline
1-866-9Mercury or 1-866-667-2879

A professional crew should handle spills other than thermometer or fluorescent bulb.
Any spill over 2 tablespoons MUST be reported to the Massachusetts Department of Environmental Protection.
Call 1-800-462-0444

For Bulk Mercury - Call the recycling Department at 781-314-3391 for safe removal and recycling assistance.

Mercury Switches

We ONLY take Mercury switches. Bring to the Waltham Consolidated Public Works/Recycling Department (165 Lexington Street)

Metal

Richardson Walter, Inc.
781-893-7135
40 Bennett Street
Somerville MA
Accepts and pays for all kinds of metal. Ferrous and Non-ferrous $0.10 $0.5/lb according to type

Solomon Metals Corp
781-581-7000 accepts and pays for non-ferrous metals only

Framingham Metal Salvage - Accepts ferrous and non-ferrous for rebate money
508-872-4393
120 Waverly St, Framingham, MA

Microwave

Microwaves may be put out with the regular trash.

Mirror

The best way to get rid of a usable mirror would be to donate it. See Donations.
Otherwise break it, put pieces in sealed cardboard box, and label "BROKEN GLASS" on it.
Can be put in regular trash.

Motor Oil

Option 1: See Recycling & Trash Brochure or Hazardous Waste Brochure

Option 2: A&A Waste Oil - 307 Warren Street, Waltham MA - 781-899-3348

Option 3: Auto Zone, 140 Lexington St, Waltham MA

Moving boxes

Rentacrates
1-800-311-9657
Rentacrates and Rentacrate dollies are alternative to cardboard boxes

Benezra Boxes
781-646-8734
Will pick up used moving
Boxes in good condition.

MP3 Player, iPod

iPods may be returned to an Apple store for 10% off of your next iPod purchase.

Also, see: Electronics

All MP3 units may be recycled through Recycle For Breast Cancer

 

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 Needles

See: Syringes

 

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Paint

See: Quick Links: Household Hazardous Waste, Paint Disposal.

Oil-based paint should be taken to the Minuteman Facility in Lexington. See: Hazardous Waste Brochure.

Latex Pain: Latex paint is not hazardous. You must dry it out so the paint will not run on the street; dispose of it at curbside with the lid OFF. To dry it out, use: 1. paint hardener from the hardware store, 2. Kitty Litter, OR 3. Paint it out on newspaper

Paper

Can be recycled curbside. No food soiled paper/boxes, no wax lined paper cups, and no pizza boxes.
If you can rip it with your hands, you can recycle it!

Packing Paper – for large amounts, you can use barrels or yard waste bags. Must be labeled "Recycling" and be placed far away from trash.

Earthworm

1-617-628-1844
Businesses may contact to recycle larger amounts of paper.
Also sells recycled toner and cartridges.

Pesticide (herbicide, fungicide, insecticide, rat poison, etc)

see: Recycling & Trash Brochure or Hazardous Waste Brochure

Bring both remaining product and empty containers as containers may retain chemical residue.

Photography / photographic supplies

Chemicals may be taken to the Minuteman Hazardous Products Facility in Lexington -- see: Recycling & Trash Brochure or Hazardous Waste Brochure

Plants

See: Invasive Plants

Plastic bags

Plastic bags can be dropped off at Market Basket and Hannafords (accept all types: grocery, shopping, film packaging etc.) or Shaws (accepts only grocery bags with handles).   

For more information, visit http://plasticfilmrecycling.org

Plastic Container (milk jug, yogurt container, soda bottle, detergent bottle, etc)

Rinse clean and crush before putting in recycling bin.

Pots, Pans

Reuse, donate, or dispose of in regular trash. Please see our donation website.
Think about keeping as a starter set for a family member if the cookware is in usable condition

Prescription Medication

See: Medications

Printer Cartridge

Staples
781-899-4943
800 Lexington Street, Waltham
Will recycle small and large toner cartridges as well as inkjet and laser.

Can also print pre-paid shipping label from Staples Advantage and send back cartridges to receive $2 back in Staples Rewards for each cartridge.

 

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Records

 

Unwanted media (books, DVD's, CD's, and records) can be brought to the Big hearted Book and Clothing Company. They wholesale collected clothing and books, and sell CDs, records and other media to stores. There is a donation container located at 154 River Street, Waltham MA. You can also call them for pick-up at 781-784-0813 if you have at least 8 boxes or 3 bags to donate. 

Refrigerator

EZ Disposal
781-233-2211
Call to schedule pick up remove doors, must be kept upright. Put at curbside. Pick ups will occur on your regular Recycling and Trash pick up day.

 

Rubber Bands

 

The United States Post Office reuses rubber bands.  Leave them out for your mail carrier, take to the Post Office, or place in a bag in a blue mailbox.

 

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Satellite Dish

 

See: Electronics

 

Sharps

See: Syringes

Sink

EZ Disposal does not pick up sinks.
See: Construction Waste

Smoke Detector

Smoke detectors can be put out with the regular trash after the batteries are removed 

Can also send them back to the manufacturer via ground mail.

A popular manufacturer is:
First Alert, Radioactive Waste Disposal
780 McClure Rd,
Aurora, IL 60504-2495
(1-800-323-9005)

 

Sneakers

 

Nike's Reuse-A-Shoe program collects old sneakers of any brand. This program grinds up the shoes and uses them in the surfacing of playgrounds and athletic courts in underprivileged communities. See the website for details on where you can drop off or mail your old sneakers.

Snow blowers

EZ Disposal will NOT pick up. Call 1-800-GOT JUNK

Sod

Call Boston Bark at 781-647-7500
They will take it for a fee.

Sports & Exercise Equipment

Play it Again Sports (Buy & Sell) 108 River street, Waltham MA | 781-609-2506

Stationary Bikes

EZ Disposal & Recycling will collect stationary bikes from your curbside on your scheduled pick-up day

Stumps/Logs

Landscape Express Woburn
Stumps!
216 New Boston Street, Woburn, MA 01801
(781)933-3818
See website for opening hours: http://www.landscapeexpress.net/index.php

Styrofoam

Does NOT go out with curbside recycling.

Styrofoam packing peanuts can be dropped off at Mail Boxes Etc. 738 Main St, Waltham.

All Styrofoam can be recycled at Conigliaro Industries in Framingham for a fee.
1-888-266-4425

Switches, mercury

We ONLY take Mercury switches. Bring to the Waltham Consolidated Public Works/Recycling Department (165 Lexington Street)

Syringe

Waltham Residents can put their sharps or syringes in a secure container and take them to the Waltham Police Department. Go to the operations window in the front lobby where a container will be provided. DO NOT PUT SHARPS IN THE MEDS KIOSK IN THE LOBBY. 

Residents may no longer put syringes in the trash. For disposal, residents may contact the following mail back services:  Stericycle 1-800-355-8773 or Medasend 1-800-200-3581.

 

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Tanks (acetyne torch, propane, oxygen, helium)

Acetyne torches: Arco Welding Supply Co.
200 Eastern Ave,
Malden, MA 02148
781-324-6190
Will recycle torches, will accept residential tanks for disposal w/purchase of new. All other cylinder tanks will be evaluated by sight

Propane Tank: Minuteman Hazardous Waste see: Hazardous Waste Brochure

Others- empty and bring to scrap yard

Television

Call EZ Disposal at 781-233-2211. Pick-up curbside on your regular trash day. Call ahead for appointment. Includes flat screen T.V.s

Textiles

Donate to charity - Global Thrift at 322 Moody Street, or the Goodwill Box located at 1100 Lexington Street.

Thermometer

Thermostats

Bring to Waltham recycling Dept., Municipal Center, 165 Lexington St to exchange for digital thermometer

Tires

All tires may be taken to any Tire store to recycle for a small fee.

Creonte Tire ($5.00)
781-899-5299
127 Linden Street
Waltham, MA

Tom Lyons Tire & Auto Center
781-728-3290
210 Lexington Street, Waltham Ma
$3.00 per tire

Toaster oven

Toaster ovens should be put out with the regular trash

Toilets

EZ Disposal does not pick up toilets.
See: Construction Waste Brochure

Conigliaro: Framingham, Ma 888-266-4425, $20 each to recycle

Toys

Toyswap.com
allows shoppers to buy, swap, sell or donate unwanted or used toys. Items are available by sending a toy of the same value or by paying cash

Global Thrift - 322 Moody Street, Waltham MA

Trees

Boston Bark
(781) 647-7500
73 Pond Street, Waltham, MA
Take logs up to 3 feet tall and 1 foot in diameter

LaFleur Tree and Landscape Service
781-647-4462
Valley Drive
Waltham, MA

Bartlett Tree Experts
617-969-5990
Auburndale, MA

Pollock Brothers Tree Service
781-894-3141
Weston, MA

McDonough Tree Removal
781-861-1300
Percy Road
Lexington, MA

Middlesex Tree Service
781-272-9956
Marret Road
Burlington, MA

 

 

Treadmill

If the treadmill is in working order consider donating or selling it.
Call EZ Disposal 24 hours before your scheduled trash pickup day. 781-233-2211.

Typewriter

Typewriters can be put in the trash
Typewriter ribbons are not hazardous

 

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VCR

See: Electronics

Video Tape

Lacerta Group
508-339-3312
360 Forbes Blvd
Mansfield, MA
Will recycle video only.

ACT Recycling Program
1-800-359-4607
Non-profit employment training program for people with disabilities. Must pay your own shipping but is tax deductible.

You can put them in the trash

 

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W - Z

Product

Alternative

Washing Machine

Call EZ Disposal at 781-233-2211.
Can be picked up on your recycling day, let EZ Disposal know that it will be outside

Weed Whacker

Empty all the oil out, and then you can put it out with your regular trash. Take oil to the Minuteman Facility. See Recycling & Trash Brochure.

Windows

Glass must be broken out of frames and put into sealed box clearly labeled GLASS.
The frames must be broken down in less than 4’ bundles and tied. Only put out small amounts at one time for regular trash

Wood (lumber, branches, brush, trimmmings, trees)

EZ Disposal
781-233-2211
Branches MUST BE bundled, and less than 2 in in diameter and 3 ft lengths. EZ Disposal will not accept any 2x4 debris from home improvement

Wrapping paper

EZ Disposal will take only paper that does NOT contain wax or foil, or any ribbon. Never burn in fireplace. Must be folded flat and placed in paper bag. Corrugated boxes should be collapsed for recycling.

1-866-569-1718 or 617-569-1718

X-Ray

Can be disposed in the regular trash.

Yard Waste

EZ Disposal collects yard waste every other week based on bin color from April to December.

It is illegal to throw away yard waste in regular trash pickup.

Place yard waste (leaves and grass only) in paper leaf bags or in barrels marked “Yard Waste”.
Twigs and branches should be less than 2 inches in diameter and less than 3 feet long.
Must be bundled and tied.

Consult recycling calendar for leaf vacuuming program and biweekly yard waste pickup.

Please consider composting your leaves for your lawn and garden

 

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Disposal for a Fee CompaniesThe companies below provide various disposal services for a fee:

Company Name

Phone Number

We Get Rid of It
Specialize in basement and attic cleanout jobs.  Furniture, CRTs,Construction Debris, Tires, Metal Yard Refuse, above ground pools Responsible and ethical disposal of All materials
 

1-866-952-8400  
pick-up  (fee charged)

1-800-Got Junk

1-800-468-5865

Clean Out Your House, Inc. 
Specialize in cleaning out your house and removing all unwanted items and materials
 

1-781-826-3120
pick-up (fee charged)

 

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