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Recycling Extravaganza! This Weekend!

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Saturday, September 24th! No cost to Ipswich residents. Proof of residency is required.

Clean out your garage, shed, basement and under your kitchen sink!

Bring your hazardous waste to the Transfer Station at 180 Town Farm Road between 9:00-12:00. Evil spirits list below!

DPW is also doing special, same-day collection at the Transfer Station for tires/oil based paints/thinners etc.  See list. Call for appointment!

Winthrop School is running a lawn electronics recycling this Saturday, September 24th. Open to ALL! : swap shop, book collection and more! The Winthrop School event will accept electronics -- at 50 cents a pound, alkaline batteries, CFLs, scrap metals and offer a swap shop.

The Winthrop School event will accept the following:

Electronics Collection: Virtually anything that plugs in will be accepted for 50 cents per pound, up to a max of $20 per item. No dehumidifiers, propane tanks, refrigerators or air conditioners. Televisions in a wooden frame will require an additional $8 and televisions in a plastic frame will require an additional $4. The Recycling Committee will use all proceeds, except the television frame fees, to fund on-going and future recycling events and initiatives.

Alkaline battery collection: Due to the significant weight and volume of alkaline batteries, the Recycling Committee is participating in an alkaline battery collection program called The Big Green Box. Through this program, the Committee purchases a box to collect spent alkaline batteries. The cost to participate in the program covers the return postage and recycling of the material.

CFL collection: The Electric Light Department will provide collection containers for spent CFLs. Residents may also bring spent CFLs to the DPW special collection at the transfer station. The tubular types of fluorescent bulbs will be collected at the transfer station only.

Scrap metal collection: Any aluminum, brass, copper, steel or large appliances.

Swap Shop: Bring audio/visual material, no encyclopedias or magazines, and clean and useable household items to the site and take others' unwanted items free. Household categories include kitchenware; small, working appliances; decorative item; outdoor/garage items; sporting goods, no skis, boots and poles; pet accessories, and children's games and toys, no stuffed animals; large, outdoor plastic toys or car seats. Furniture and large outdoor items may be left only if the original owner is willing to leave contact information should item go unclaimed. Leftover items will be donated to Got Books and the Salvation Army. Click here for article published in the Salem Evening News with full details about all 3 recycling events. Although they got the date wrong. 

Future recycling events: 

February 11th, 2012, Electronics Collection at the Ipswich Middle School parking lot. May 19th, 2012, DPW special collection at the Transfer Station (tires, oil based paints/thinners) and Rotary Club Electronics Collection at the Ipswich High School.

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