Sustainable Winchester
Winchester MA 01890

Recycling Day
April 18, 2009
Jenks Center Parking Lot
9:30 am to 3:00 pm


The Jenks Center Parking Lot will be our designated Recycling drop off area, which will make drop off quick and easy for all your items.

Start collecting the following items now to bring to the Recycling Day!

OrganizationItems to Recycle

Bikes not Bombs
BNB uses donated bikes and helmets to directly benefit communities around the world. Sometimes, they're shipped halfway across the globe, and sometimes they help youth right in Boston. BNB requests a donation of $10 per bike to help get your bike into positive use again. (It costs BNB an average of $35 cash plus a lot of volunteer labor to get each bicycle back into use). They will, of course, accept bikes without this donation."
  • Bicycles (without significant rust; also partial bikes and bike parts).
  • Helmets. Must be complete with all their straps and clasps.
  • For Sorting Parts & Shipping Overseas
    • Milk crates
    • Kitty litter containers. Square plastic.
    • 5 gallon buckets and water containers
    • Half-gallon plastic or waxed paper milk or orange-juice containers. Cut off top, fit into milk crates to make buckets for small parts.
    • Big plastic bins, like the curbside recycling blue bins.
  • For Youth Programs
    • sealable plastic tubs, clean for storing food, first aid supplies, helmets, etc. Big bins are great!
    • Alarm clocks
    • 2x4s boards for fork rack

Building Resources Center
They aim to divert good quality building materials from landfills to help low-income home-owners maintain their homes affordably. Important note: PLEASE visit their website to understand their strict donation guidelines!
  • Kitchen cabinets and stone or corian countertops. No Formica, please.
  • Doors. Interior, exterior and storm. Doors must be free of lead in the paint or varnish.
  • Windows. Vinyl replacement insulated (double pane) double hung, casements and awnings.
  • Bathroom items
    • Vanities
    • Sinks. Drop-in and pedestal.
    • Faucets.
    • Some tubs. Fiberglass or steel. No cast iron.
    • Big plastic bins, like the curbside recycling blue bins.
  • Electrical, working and complete
    • Light fixtures. (No recessed lights.)
    • Ceiling paddle fans.
  • Lumber
    • Dimensional lumber. Min. 6' lengths.
    • Plywood. Min 16 sq. ft.
  • Gypsum wallboard. Min 16 sq. ft.
  • Flooring
    • Wood. Must be de-nailed and in good condition.
    • Carpeting and carpet tile. New or like new.
    • Ceramic tile. New or like new.
    • Vinyl tile. New or like new.
    • Sheet Vinyl. New only.

The Computer Cafe
will be handling the recycling of computers and related items and will donate the salvageable ones (P3 800MHz or more) to Winchester Public Schools.

They offer a wide range of computer-based products and services and their focus is on customer service, They take pride in providing individual attention to service and detail as well as in their commitment to giving back to our community though their Community Partnership Program.

  • Computers. IN ANY CONDITION.
    • Desktop/Tower systems.
    • Laptops.
  • Peripherals
    • Keyboards
    • Sound cards
    • Modem cards
    • Ethernet cards
    • Printers
    • Scanners
    • Video cards.
    • Monitors (for a $10 fee)
  • Software
    • Any. If we can't use it we will give it away or recycle it.
  • Electronics
    • TVs (for a $10 fee)
    • answering machines
    • Palm Pilots
    • etcetera
  • Media
    • CDs, CD-Rs, CD-RWs
    • DVDs
    • Diskettes
    • VHS tapes
    • Audio cassettes

Cradles to Crayons
Liena's of Winchester will be organizing the collecting of children’s items to be distributed by Cradles to Crayons to low-income and homeless children.
  • Baby Items
    • Car seats Not more than 5 years old.
    • Safety equipment
    • Strollers (no rust or mildew)
    • Cribs/changing tables/pack ‘n plays
    • Snugglies/bedding/boppy pillows
  • Children’s Items
    • Clothing. Sizes newborn to 14/16. Please no stains, tears, or excessive wear
    • Toys. Non-violent. Gently used.
    • Shoes. Gently used. Up to adult size 7.
    • Books. Gently used.

Lion's Club of Winchester
Norman Doucette
  • Eyeglasses. Unbroken please!

Mail Boxes Business Services
  • Packing peanuts
  • Bubble wrap

Mission Of Deeds
"Transforming generosity into hope and improving the lives of people in need." These are the goals of the Mission of Deeds, a volunteer organization that is dedicated to helping individuals and families at a time when they need it most.
  • Soft goods:
    • Twin-sized linens & bedding: blankets, sheets, comforters, pillow cases (used or new)
    • Towels (used or new)
    • Bed pillows (fresh – preferably new)
  • Other
    • Pots & pans (in good condition)
    • Lamps (in working condition)

Winchester Community Music School
  • Mobile phones. Cellular and digital.

Winchester Department of Public Works
will be on hand to collect various items. They will also sell the blue Winchester Recycles 12.5 gallon recycling bins for $15 apiece.
  • Fluorescent Lightbulbs.
    • Compact (CFLs).
    • Long. 4' or shorter
  • Batteries
    • No large batteries (i.e., Car and Boat Batteries)
    • Button cell.
    • Rechargeable, only
      • Nickel Cadmium (Ni-Cd),
      • Nickel Metal Hydride (Ni-MH),
      • Lithium-Ion (Li-ion),
      • Small Sealed Lead (Pb)
  • Thermostats
  • Thermometers
  • Mercury switches

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