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Posted on: July 8, 2021

[ARCHIVED] Summer ReUse Rally, Saturday, July 31, 9:00 AM to 12:00 PM - Collecting Hard-to-Recycle Items

Hard-to-Recycle Items Collected at the Summer ReUse Rally

Saturday, July 31, 2021 from 9:00 AM to 12:00 PM at Smith Vocational High School, Northampton

Specific reusable and recyclable items will be collected from Northampton residents on Saturday, July 31 from 9:00 AM to 12:00 PM at Smith Vocational High School, located at 80 Locust Street. All items must be clean and dry. Disposal fees or suggested donations may apply at this public event. Participants are encouraged to visit for important details. COVID-19 precautions will be in effect.

Accepted Items

  • Clothing & textiles: Salvation Army of Springfield will accept all clean, dry, and odor-free clothing, shoes and accessories, curtains, linens, blankets, and stuffed animals. Worn, torn, and stained items will be accepted for recycling if they are clean and dry.
  • Bicycles: Boston-based Bikes Not Bombs will collect two-wheeled bicycles, bicycle parts, tools and accessories (e.g. helmets, lights, pumps, locks) in good condition. A $20 suggested donation to offset shipping fees is suggested.
  • Expanded polystyrene (EPS, popularly known as "Styrofoam"): Between 9AM and 11AM only, the Northampton Kiwanis Club will accept large blocks of clean, rigid, white, EPS for a $5 per load disposal fee. No packing peanuts, please.
  • Select durable medical equipment: REquipment of Boston in partnership with Amherst-based Stavros will collect tub seats, shower chairs, standers, adapted strollers, rollator style walkers, scooters, power and manual wheelchairs, positioning and seating devices, sling lifts, and portable ramps.
  • Select bulky rigid plastic (pdf): Rigid plastic crates, bins, buckets, baskets, totes and lawn furniture will be collected.
  • Seed & feed bags: Woven polypropylene plastic bird/fowl and animal feed bags will be collected for repurposing.
  • Documents for secure shredding: Friends of the Northampton Senior Center is sponsoring a shredding truck as a fundraiser for the Senior Center’s lobby renovation project. A fee of $10 (per paper ream-size box) or $15 (per 2 foot file box or trash bag) will be charged.

Contact: Debora Laizer
413-587-1570, ext. 4306

Press Release (pdf)

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