RecyclingWorks in Lynn

Monday, November 7, 2016

Getting Ready for Thanksgiving? Get rid of your stuff by donating it.

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Thanksgiving is coming and many people are cleaning up their homes to make room for company.  Don't throw it out if someone can use it.  You can also put in for a tax deduction if you give it to a charity.  Here is what to do:

 

Furniture Pickup Options

Here are organizations that offer free pickup and drop-off of your living, dining and bedroom furniture in good-condition. Most only require 1-2 weeks’ notice for pick up.

Salvation Army
For free pickup use their online pickup form or call 1-800-SA-TRUCK.  They take mattresses in clean and good condition.

Epilepsy Foundation
For free pickup use their online form or call (888) 322-8209.

Society of St. Vincent de Paul
For residential pick-up of your furniture, please call 1-800-675-2882, between 8:30am - 3:30pm (Monday - Friday).

LIST IT AS FREE 
If a charity doesn't want it or you will need to wait longer than you want for the scheduled pickup; do what I do, list it for free. I have had lots of luck with listing things for free and if someone wants it, they will pick it up.  Postings are free, most do better with a photo.  Here are two options:

Craig’s List  

Freecycle.

 

Other stuff can be Dropped Off

You can drop off stuff that is not furniture.  Drop it off to these drop-off locations in Lynn and the surrounding areas:




Morgan Memorial Goodwill Industries (attended)
Location: At 450 Paradise Road in Swampscott, MA 01905
(Next to the Stop&Shop)
Hours: 8:00am-4:30pm, 7 days a week


Planet Aid Donation Boxes (unattended)
Location: many locations throughout the city.  Pictured at parking lot at Stop&Shop on Boston Street in Lynn.
Hours: 24 hours a day, 7 days a week


Society of St. Vincent de Paul
(Thrift Store & Donation Center)
Location: 11-13 Market Square, Lynn, MA 01905
Hours: 9:00am-5:00pm, Monday-Saturday, Closed Sundays


Salvation Army
(Thrift Store & Donation Center)
Location: 10 Munroe Street, Lynn, MA 01901
Hours: 8:30am-5:00pm, Monday-Saturday, Closed Sundays
 

Computers and peripherals drop off for free at Goodwill

Goodwill has an agreement with the Dell Foundation to take all computer related items including monitors.  So, don't bring your monitor to the Lynn DPW which will cost you $20--that is what it costs the City to responsibly recycle it. Take it to Goodwill along with printers, mice, cables, modems etc...Drop it off at their Swampscott location:

 

Morgan Memorial Goodwill Industries (attended)
Location: At 450 Paradise Road in Swampscott, MA 01905
(Next to the Stop&Shop)
Hours: 8:00am-4:30pm, 7 days a week 
 

Crafty Stuff can be dropped off at Extras for Creative Reuse

Extras is a creative reuse community center that recovers tons of material from the waste stream and redistributes it for creative educational use.   They moved to Peabody, but if you have paper and crafty stuff that can be used in the school room, they can use it.



Extras for Creative Reuse
58 Pulaski Street (rear entrance)
Peabody, MA 01960
978-587-3758

Hours
Wednesday 10am -5pm
Thursday 10am -5pm
Friday 10am - 5pm
Saturday 10am -2pm
Sunday - Tuesday : CLOSED
Closed most holiday weekends


Wednesday, October 19, 2016

Last Chance to take your bulky stuff to Covanta: Oct 22&29, but first, read this...

Got bulky stuff to get rid of in the next two weeks, through 10/29/2016?  Get organized and get rid of it all for FREE by the end of October, 2016.  Follow this checklist:

 

COULD SOMEONE STILL USE IT?

 

1) Donate it:

Pickup & Drop-Off Options

Here organizations that offer free pickup and drop-off of your living, dining and bedroom furniture in good-condition. Most only require 1-2 weeks’ notice for pick up.

Salvation Army
For free pickup use their online pickup form or call 1-800-SA-TRUCK.  They take mattresses in clean and good condition.

Epilepsy Foundation
For free pickup use their online form or call (888) 322-8209.

Society of St. Vincent de Paul
For residential pick-up of your furniture, please call 1-800-675-2882, between 8:30am - 3:30pm (Monday - Friday).

Drop-off good items at:
Goodwill, Donation Center at 450 Paradise Road in Swampscott, MA 01905 (Next to Stop&Shop) 7 days a week, 8-4:30pm
They accept small home furnishings - One person carry items only.

Last Minute Options?
If you’ve totally put this off till the last minute and can’t arrange for a charity pick up, you have two other options:
  • Sell or give good-condition stuff away for free at Craig’s List or Freecycle. Postings are free, most do better with a photo.

BULKY ITEM CAN'T BE REUSED.  IT'S TRASH. 

Last Covanta Bulky Household Item Drop Off Days for 2016
Saturdays   Oct 22   &  Oct 29
You can only drop off bulky waste, no TV/CRT Drop-off or Bulbs.  Details in the flier

Thursday, October 6, 2016

Saturday, October 22nd is Household Hazardous Waste Day. Bring it down to the D.P.W.

This is not the place for leftover wood finish.  Ever.   Wood finish is a hazardous waste and storm drains lead to the beach. Take all your hazardous waste to the Lynn Household Hazardous Waste Day

Got old oil paint, brake fluid, motor oil, pesticides you have decided not to use anymore?  Bring them all down to D.P.W on Saturday, October 22, 2016.  You can get rid of 3gallons or up to 3 lbs for only $20.00 or up to 25 gallons for only $47.00, thanks to the City of Lynn and Clean Harbors Environmental Services subsidizing the disposal cost.  See the flier attached for all the types of waste you can and cannot bring, and how to bring them to us.


The City of Lynn holds two per year, and the next Household Hazardous Waste Day won't be until May 13, 2017.  So, lighten your load, clean out that cellar and garage and get the toxins out.

Here is the Clean Harbors Set up at DPW for Household Hazardous Waste Day.






Wednesday, September 7, 2016

GET RID OF BULKY (TRASH?) ITEMS THIS FALL FOR FREE

Got bulky stuff to get rid of this Fall?  Get organized and get rid of it all for FREE by the end of October, 2016.  Here's a checklist for getting rid of bulky stuff:

 

COULD SOMEONE STILL USE IT?

 

1) Donate it to the Massachusetts Coalition for the Homeless, based right here in Lynn, MA.


Fill out the form for in-home pickup of good-condition furniture by clicking on this link: Furniture Donation Inquiry
Items must be clean and usable. The Coalition for the Homeless takes kitchen tables & chairs, couches & sofa chairs, ottomans, hutches, end tables, coffee tables, bed frames, dressers, bookshelves, cabinets, rugs, lamps, dishes, pots & pans, and blankets & linens. Your donation helps low-income and formerly homeless families furnish their apartments at no cost to them. The Coalition's phone number is 781-595-7570 x13. 

2) Other Pickup & Drop-Off Options

Here are other organizations that offer free pickup and drop-off of your living, dining and bedroom furniture in good-condition. Most only require 1-2 weeks’ notice for pick up.

Short on time? Check out the following websites for drop-off locations, hours, and to check that they will accept your donation.

Salvation Army
For free pickup use their online pickup form or call 1-800-SA-TRUCK.  They take mattresses in clean and good condition.

Epilepsy Foundation
For free pickup use their online form or call (888) 322-8209.

Society of St. Vincent de Paul
For residential pick-up of your furniture, please call 1-800-675-2882, between 8:30am - 3:30pm (Monday - Friday).

Drop-off good items at:
Savers Donation Drop Spot Lynn Marketplace, 43 State Street, Lynn, MA 01901, (844) 799-2050, 7 days a week, 9-5pm.
They take small furniture--All chairs, tables (dining, kitchen, coffee, end, computer, night stand, patio), dressers, hutch, armoire, bookcase, cabinets, entertainment centers.

Goodwill, Donation Center at 450 Paradise Road in Swampscott, MA 01905 (Next to Stop&Shop) 7 days a week, 8-4:30pm
They accept small home furnishings - One person carry items only.

3) Last Minute Options?
If you’ve totally put this off till the last minute and can’t arrange for a charity pick up, you have two other options:
  • Sell or give good-condition stuff away for free at Craig’s List or Freecycle. Postings are free, most do better with a photo.

BULKY ITEM CAN'T BE REUSED.  IT'S TRASH. 

1) LAST DUMPSTER DAY in Lynn for 2016 is Saturday, September 17, 2016.  All the details on what you can drop off and not drop off are in the flier below.


2) Last Covanta Bulky Household Item Drop Off Days for 2016
Saturdays   Sept 24     Oct 1     Oct 8   (None on Oct 15)    Oct 22     Oct 29

You can only drop off bulky waste, no TV/CRT Drop-off or Bulbs.  Details in the flier


Sunday, July 10, 2016

The Next Dumpster Day is Saturday July 16, 2016

The City of Lynn offers Dumpster Days so that residents can dispose of big, bulky items if they bring them down to the D.P.W. at 250 Commercial Street, right off the Lynnway. We'll have all these dumpsters set up.  This is for the items that do not fit into your trash cart.  It is not for household trash that you have piling up and it's not for you to get rid of your friend's couch who lives in another town or city.  It's for Lynn residents only.  If you have been to one you know that there will be a long line of traffic.   If you have a bulky item and you don't want to bring it down, you can always call Waste Management at 1-800-972-4545. and pay $20.60 to have them pick up a mattress set or couch or any other bulky waste item. That may save your back from lifting a heavy couch on Dumpster Day--and also time in traffic. 




Monday, April 25, 2016

Where to get rid of Bulky Waste in Lynn that ...does not fit into your trash cart

There are now three ways to get rid of your large bulky waste in Lynn:

1) Waste Management will pick it up on your regular trash day for a fee.

 

2) Take it to Lynn Dumpster Day: May 7, July 16, Sept. 17 2016

3) Take it to Covanta, Most Saturdays from 12:00 - 4:00 p.m.

Friday, October 16, 2015

Saturday, May 21st is Household Hazardous Waste Day. Bring it down to the D.P.W.

This is not the place for leftover wood finish. Ever. Wood finish is a hazardous waste and storm drains lead to the beach. Take all your hazardous waste to the Lynn Household Hazardous Waste Day

Got old oil paint, brake fluid, motor oil, pesticides you have decided not to use anymore?  Bring them all down to D.P.W on Saturday, May 21--about a week away.  You can get rid of 3gallons or up to 3 lbs for only $20.00 or up to 25 gallons for only $47.00, thanks to the City of Lynn and Clean Harbors Environmental Services subsidizing the disposal cost.  See the flier attached for all the types of waste you can and cannot bring, and how to bring them to us.


The City of Lynn holds two per year, and the next Household Hazardous Waste Day won't be until October 22 , 2016.  So, lighten your load, clean out that cellar and garage and get the toxins out.

 

Lynn D.P.W. 
250 Commercial Street
Lynn, MA 01905
Right off the Lynnway, on the ocean side by the wind turbine.