Green Life

REDUCE, REUSE, RECYCLE

 

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Bin 1: TRASH ONLY,  Bin 2: ALUMINUM, GLASS, CANS, PLASTIC  Bin 3: CLEAN PAPER & CARDBOARD

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In an effort to support our Environment, please consider setting up an adequate Recycling Center in your home.  Carefully review the Recycling Guidelines in your local community and highlight the dates for Hazardous Waste disposal.  It is advisable to Shred all confidential information. You may find additional support for Green and Sustainable Living in your local, Environmentally Conscious Health and Nutrition stores.  Consuming Local and Organic Products supports your personal health, your community and your environment. Also, please consider Collaborative Consumption, Free Swaps or Donating your unwanted or seldom used items to your favorite charities.

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The following are some local donation and free swap resources:

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BIG BROTHER BIG SISTER FOUNDATION (clothing, housewares, furniture)

http://www.bbbsfoundation.org

800-483-5503

 

CRADLES TO CRAYONS (children’s items for low-income and homeless children)

www.boston.cradlestocrayons.org

155 North Beacon Street, Brighton, MA 02135

(617) 779-4700

 

CRAIG’S LIST BOSTON

www.boston.craigslist.org

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DRESS FOR SUCCESS (women’s only gently worn, business attire,

shoes, handbags and jewelry appropriate for a job interview)

www.dressforsuccess.org

989 Commonwealth Avenue, Boston, MA  02215

(617) 779-2177

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EARTH 911 (sources to recycle waste, batteries, keys, electronics, etc.)

www.earth911.com

 

EPILEPSY FOUNDATION, NEW ENGLAND DONATION CENTER (clothing (men, women’s children), shoes (all styles, all sizes), household items (pots, pans, dishes), curtains, towels, bedding (bed, bath kitchen), tools, toys, games, sports equipment, small appliances, radios furniture (small))

www.donatenewengland.org

To schedule a pickup: 1-888-322-8209

139 Endicott Street  Danvers, MA 01923

(978) 777-8631

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FREE CYCLE (wide range of items)

www.freecycle.org 

 

GREEN DRY CLEANERS 

(most recycle wire hangers and plastic bags, and use non-toxic products)

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BEACH BLUFF CLEANERS (no perchlorethylene – PERC; Green Earth Cleaning)

www.truegreendrycleaning.com

242 Humphrey St., Marblehead, MA 01945

(781) 639-9550

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CENTRAL CLEANERS

www.central-cleaners.com

621 Hammond Street, Chestnut Hill, MA

(617) 232-4477

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DEPENDABLE CLEANERS

www.dependablecleaners.com

Multiple Locations including Back Bay, Boston, Brookline, Watertown

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HABITAT FOR HUMANITY: RESTORE

The Restore is a retail outlet that sells donated furniture, appliances and building materials to the public at low-cost.  All sales benefit Habitat for Humanity Greater Boston and supports their mission of providing homeownership opportunities to low-income families. All donations must be pre-approved and tax-deductable. Please e-mail photos of offered donations to ReStore@habitatboston.org.  In some cases, they pick-up donated items.

http://www.habitatboston.org/restore.html

240 Commercial Street, 4th Floor, Boston, MA

(617) 423-2233 ext.13

 

MAGIC HAT THRIFT SHOP INC.

http://www.magichatthriftshop@gmail.com

217 Pleasant St., Marblehead, MA 01945-2251

(781) 639-3120 (in care of Marblehead Veterans Middle School)

MASS COALITION FOR THE HOMELESS

http://www.mahomeless.org

15 Bubier Street, Lynn, MA 01901

(781) 595-7570

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MORE THAN WORDS (books, pickup service available)

www.mtwyouth.org

376 Moody Street, Waltham, MA 02453

(781) 788-0035

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MORGAN MEMORIAL GOODWILL INDUSTRIES (clothing, household items, books, media; several locations)

http://www.goodwillmass.org

1010 Harrison Ave, Boston (7 days a week, 7am to 5pm)

 (617) 445-1010

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NORTHEAST ANIMAL SHELTER (bedding and towels, food, toys, )

www.northeastanimalshelter.org 

347 Highland Avenue, Salem, MA 01970

(978) 745-9888

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NORTH SHORE RECYCLED FIBERS (free shredding of confidential documents, Cardboard, Office Paper, Mixed Paper, Magazines, Books, Plastics – LDPE film, Stretch Film, Color Film, HDPE bottles, PET bottles)

www.newarkgroup.com

53 Jefferson Ave, Salem, MA 01970

(978) 744-4330

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ROSIE’S PLACE

www.rosiesplace.org/

889 Harrison Ave, Boston, MA 02118

(617) 442-9322

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SALVATION ARMY (clothing, housewares, furniture)

www.use.salvationarmy.org

 

SAVERS (clothing, housewares)

www.savers.com

139 Endicott Street  Danvers, MA 01923

(978) 777-8631

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ST. VINCENT DE PAUL THRIFT STORES (clothing, housewares, furniture)

www.svdpboston.com

13 Market Square, Lynn, MA 01902

(781) 598-6606, closed on Sundays

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THE SECOND STEP, INC. , a program to assist survivors of domestic violence

(school supplies; computers less than 5 years old; new or in excellent condition: clothing and toys for children; housewares; new bedding, bath & pots; non-perishable food; first-aid kits)

http://www.thesecondstep.org

P.O. Box 600213, Newtonville, MA 02460

(617) 965-3999

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VIETNAM VETERANS OF AMERICA (clothing, household goods, almost anything)

www.scheduleapickup.com

 or call 1-800-775-VETS