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[SPECIAL INSTRUCTIONS] Arl. Recycling Center @ DPW/cancelled
Saturday, May 09, 2020, 09:00am - 12:00pm
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      • We know this is a particularly unfortunate event to cancel, as many residents rely on sharps disposal and secure document shredding. While we are considering the possibilities of a no-contact option, nothing has been approved as of this time.

        What you can do in the meantime:

        Sharps- The Health Department recommends that residents reach out to the doctor who prescribed the medication/medical sharps for information about mail-back programs. The next scheduled collection will hope to be late summer.

        Secure document shredding- Both the UPS Stores and Staples offer secure document shredding for a fee. The next scheduled shredding event will hope to be late summer.

        Bikes Not Bombs- please be in touch with them directly for immediate donation information. We hope to schedule the next collection for the fall.

        Boston Building Resources- please be in touch with them for drop offs to their warehouse. We hope to schedule the next collection for the fall.

        Clothes, shoes, textiles and books/media- The collection bins for these items have been moved to the publicly accessible visitor parking area at DPW, 51 Grove Street, so they may be accessed 24/7.

        Electronics, propane tanks, fire extinguishers and batteries- DPW has suspended our recycling drop off programs until further notice.
      • Rechargeable, nicad, lithium and button cell batteries can be returned to Shattuck and Wanamaker hardware stores.
      • Televisions and computer monitors are banned form the trash, please email JRM if you need these collected ASAP, the cost is $38-$50 depending on the size: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

        Batteries and fluorescent bulbs can be returned to Shattuck and Wanamaker hardware stores for safe disposal through the Town's mercury recovery program.

        White packing foam is made of 95% air, and we really want to keep it (and all plastics) out of our natural environment. It is fine to throw this material in the trash, just please secure it at the curb so it doesn't become litter.

        Soft plastic film, such as grocery bags and bubble wrap: the grocery stores may have also suspended their collection of this material for drop-off recycling, so please hang on to them, reuse them in other ways, or place them in your trash. These can never go in curbside recycling.

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