Recycle appliances, electronic, bikes and more – April 25

by beth on April 8, 2015

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Above: Have old electronics or bikes collecting dust? This weekend’s recycling event is an opportunity to offload them. (Images: left contributed; right posted to Flickr by rynosoft)

This weekend, St. Anne’s Church parking lot will host special recycling events. While it’s not a church run fundraiser, a portion of the proceeds will be donated to the parish.

The event will run on Saturday, April 25th, 9:00 am – 2:00 pm. Here are the details with recycling fees listed:

Electronic and Appliance Recycling

  • Any kind of Electronic item with a plug: computers, scanners, flat panel monitors (10″-30″), copiers, DVD players, stereos, lighting, etc – $5 ea.
  • Glass monitors – $10 ea.
  • Any kind of Appliance and more: dishwashers, dryers, stoves, micowaves, dehumidifiers, refrig., AC, exercise equipment, lawn mowers, small engine items, snow blowers, lawn Mowers, etc. – $10 ea.
  • Tv’s 10-25, monitors – $10 ea
  • No Fee: cables, keyboards, cell phones, car batteries, etc.

Bicycle Recycle Day

  • No fee
  • Unwanted old or new bicycles: Mountain, Road, BMX. Cruiser, old/new, kids, etc.
  • Our aim is to keep bikes from being thrown out when they can be reused.
  • If you are unable to bring a bicycle, please call and we will arrange a time and pick it up.

Any Questions: Please contact Dennis Wood 508-277-7513

1 Marjorie Coldwell April 8, 2015 at 1:10 PM

Conflicting dates in article!!

2 beth April 8, 2015 at 1:52 PM

Thanks for catching. I copied and updated an old post. Obviously, I messed that up.

3 AP April 8, 2015 at 1:32 PM

How much is donated to the church?

4 beth April 8, 2015 at 1:54 PM

From what I asked in past years – it’s vague – “some of the proceeds.”

5 AP April 17, 2015 at 4:52 PM

Smells fishy.

6 beth April 17, 2015 at 4:56 PM

My assumption is that St. Anne’s is allowing it to take place to allow the community to recycle, rather than as a fundraiser. The organizer is then providing a donation to the church as a courtesy. But you could try following up with the church.

7 AP April 20, 2015 at 8:22 PM

So what exactly happens to this “recycled” electronics and such? My guess is that anything worthwhile is removed, and sold, and the rest or most, goes into a landfill in China or Ghana. Several major publications have written articles on it. Hopefully someone with more education on this topic can inform.

8 beth April 21, 2015 at 10:33 AM

If you are seeking a better way to recycle electronics, you can check out Verizon’s program. They emailed me (asking me to run a post.) It’s not relevant enough to the blog, but I’ll share the info here.

I’m working on a project to help spread awareness about electronic recycling and help curb the disposal of electronic waste in landfills

The Verizon Device Recycling Program helps the environment by providing a safe way to dispose of unwanted electronic devices and rewards consumers for recycling and being green. Alternatively devices can be donated to HopeLine® from Verizon to help survivors of domestic violence.

A great explanation of the programs and additional resources can be found here:
Also, there is this helpful video:

9 JMO April 25, 2015 at 9:17 PM

You can also drop off most electronics at Best Buy for no-fee recycling. They also take cables, CDs, and chargers. I think there is a 2 item per day limit, but a quick google of Best Buy Recycling programming will give you all the details. I have taken many things to them without any problems.

10 Southville April 26, 2015 at 10:54 AM

Anyone know where to recycle larger TV’s?

Every recycle program I see has a limit of 32 inches or so. I have an old 37 inch tube tv, and no one will take it. It’s frustrating to see all these recycle days, and programs like best buy, and none will accept it. I understand they are a pain to deal with (it’s very heavy) but I’m starting to feel like my only options are to either leave it cluttering my basement or dump it somewhere that I’m not supposed to.

I’d be fine with paying a large item fee or something like that.

11 Al Hamilton April 27, 2015 at 9:51 AM

You might try Advanced Electronics Recycling, 43 Broad St, Hudson, Ma (978) 568-3444

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