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Saturday, April 1, 2017

Getting Rid of Bulky Stuff in Lynn in 2017







Got bulky stuff to get rid of?  Get organized and get rid of it, and potentially all for FREE, in 2017.  Here's a checklist for getting rid of bulky stuff:

COULD SOMEONE STILL USE IT?

 

1) Donate it to a Charity

Pickup & Drop-Off OptionsHere 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.

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:

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.

CHARITY DOESN'T WANT IT?   STILL WANT SOMEONE TO PICK IT UP?

  • Sell or give good-condition stuff away for free at Craig’s List or Freecycle. Postings are free, most do better with a photo.  You can arrange to have it picked up by the person who wants it.  I list stuff in the Craigslist FREE Section a lot, and 90% of the time someone responds within a day or two.  


BULKY ITEM CAN'T BE REUSED.  
IT'S TRASH.  YOU HAUL IT.
There are now several options to get rid of bulky stuff for free most SATURDAYS.  You need to haul them yourself and a Driver's License is required as Identification.  Lynn Residents Only. 

Here is the schedule for 2017, see fliers for more information and for what you can and cannot bring:

DUMPSTER DAYS, 250 Commercial Street 7am-2pm
May 6
July 15
September 16

COVANTA, 247 Commercial Street  11:30-3:30pm
April 8
April 29
May 13
May 27
June 10
June 24
July 1
July 22
August 5
August 19
September 23
September 30
October 7
October 28
November 4
November 18


Effective May 13,  2017 we will no longer allow U-Haul Trucks and Commercial Vehicles to dump at Covanta during our Selective Bulky Item  Days.



YOU WANT IT PICKED UP CURBSIDE? YOU HAVE TO PAY.  IT'S NOT FREE.

WASTE MANAGEMENT will pickup bulky items at curbside  

The cost is $21.20.  A Mattress and box spring are considered one item. Call Waste Management at 800-972-4545 to arrange for a pickup.  They pick up on your regular trash day.

 

If you have more than a few items, you should call a hauler.  Here are two junk removal companies in Lynn.  

Eric Z Disposal
Lynn, MA
(781) 593-5308
Email
General Junk Removal
Flannery Handymen
Lynn, MA
(781) 775-9943
Email
General Junk Removal

5 comments:

  1. What is White Items?

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    1. White goods are appliances like refrigerators, stoves, dishwashers, washers and dryers, air conditioners and microwaves.

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  2. Who takes tires?

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    1. Take your tires to tire vendors. Some will take them for free, especially if you have one or two...or they may charge you a small disposal fee, a few dollars, if the tires are in poor condition. If they are newer they may give you a couple of dollars. You can also chop them up and put them in your trash cart but I think that is too much work and it is better to take them to tire dealers where they will be recycled.

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  3. I need to get rid of a large, bulky sleeper sofa and don't have a way to get it to commercial st or even curbside. I live at St. Mary's Plaza on the 1st floor. Does anyone have any ideas? Thanks

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