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Saturday, May 10, is Community Collection Day at the Arlington DPW Yard, 51 Grove St. Please enter Grove from Mass Ave.

The semiannual drop-off event is from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m., rain or shine.  Residents can drop off a variety of home items to be donated, recycled, or disposed of safely.

DONATIONS

Books, clothing, and toys
Clean gently used children’s clothing, books, and working toys will be collected for the Little Fox Shop to benefit the Fox Library. Other books, DVDs, and CDs are collected by the Stratton School PTO. Please no encyclopedias at this event. Clean high-quality women’s and men’s clothes and shoes are collected for the Fashion at the Fox Clothing Sale to benefit the Friends of the Fox Library and the Arlington Education Foundation, which provides grants to support innovative programs in the Arlington Public Schools.

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Bicycles
Donate your bicycle to Bikes Not Bombs. Bikes are repaired and shipped overseas. A $10 contribution is requested to offset cost of shipping. Badly rusted bikes will not be accepted but can be left as scrap metal.

RECYCLING

Electronics and CRTs
CRTs such as TVs, computer monitors ($10 per item) and laptops ($5 per item) are charged because the materials they are composed of require special handling. Curbside pick of large TVs is available this day for $20 with purchase of a sticker from DPW by Thursday, May 8.

Electronics such as cameras, pagers, phones, toasters, printers (ink cartridges removed), and CPU towers are collected free of charge. NO large appliances accepted at this event - these are collected for $20 each item by calling JRM at 1-800-323-4285. On Community Collection Days ONLY we can accept microwaves for recycling. Other times of the year these are considered bulky trash. Note that electronics are collected at DPW during regular business hours year-round. Visit www.arlingtonma.gov/recyle for more information.

Paper Shredding
Residents can bring confidential papers for shredding. The service is free; paper will be collected in a secure locked truck for shredding off site by the NAID certified secure shredding company Doc Shredding. In lieu of a fee for this service, Public Works is accepting cash donations for the Arlington Food Pantry. Businesses pay $5 per box for shredding.

Bottles & Cans
Returnable bottles and cans will be collected by Arlington High School S.A.V.E. environmental club members who will use the proceeds in their efforts to increase recycling and/or donate to charity.

Foam
Expanded Polystyrene (EPS) foam, sometimes referred to as Styrofoam™ will be collected for recycling. Food packaging, hot beverage foam cups, and foam packing blocks are accepted, all colors. Please rinse free of food particles. NO packing peanuts accepted. Visit ReFoamIt.com for more information.

Scrap Metal
Pipes, metal shelves and desks, file cabinets (NO large appliances), and propane tanks (up to 20 pounds) are collected for recycling, free of charge.

Batteries
All rechargeable batteries accepted. Alkaline batteries can be placed in regular trash

Textiles
All clothing, bedding and shoes are recyclable. Overwhelming amounts were collected in May, so we request that you please bring your textiles for recycling directly to the collection boxes around Town. There you can drop off old sheets and towels, socks, cleaning rags, and shoes in addition to old clothes.

Sneakers
Athletic shoes are collected by the Recycling Committee and brought to Nike which turns them in to be recycled into rubber athletic surfaces.

SAFE COLLECTION

Medications and Sharps
The Arlington Board of Health will collect used syringes in designated RED sharps disposal containers only. This is a change from previous collections. RED sharps containers can be purchased at Maida Pharmacy at 121 Mass. Ave. Unused and unwanted medications are collected 24 hours a day 7 days a week at the Public Safety building, 112 Mystic St.

Mercury items
We collect thermostats, button cell batteries, and thermometers. These are also collected at DPW during regular business hours. NO florescent bulbs accepted- please take these to the local hardware stores for collection.

Household hazardous waste collection is collected eight times a year in Lexington at the Minuteman Hazardous Waste Facility. The next two collection dates are May 19 and June 21. NO hazardous waste is collected in Arlington at any time.


This story was published Monday, April 14, 2014, and updated May 1 to add the video.

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