Recycling Beyond the Ipswich Program
Recycling Everyday ItemsFirst, make full use of the municipal .
Clothing and Textiles
Plastic Bags & Film
BatteriesRechargeable, car and household batteries can be recycled at the . Tedford's Hardware, Best Buy and Staples will also take rechargeable batteries for recycling. Button-cell batteries (watches, hearing aids, remote car starters, etc.) may contain mercury and are collected at Town Hall at the Treasurer's office, the Department of Public Works office and the Council on Aging.
Cars & TrucksSeveral charities in Massachusetts will recycle your car and/or other vehicles, and guidelines for donating are offered by the Attorney General's office. Here are some charities that accept vehicle donations: , , , , , , . You can also check with your favorite charity to see if they have a program.
CDs, DVDs and Video GamesUnwanted but still-good CDs, video games and DVDs can be donated in the collection box at the transfer station.
Computers & Electronics
EyeglassesThe Ipswich Lions Club collects eyeglasses at the Council on Aging (Town Hall) and in their mailbox in the parking lot of Our Lady of Hope Catholic Church at One Pineswamp Road. The mailbox for eyeglasses is clearly marked and located in the back right corner of the lot, next to the clothing bins.
Ink CartridgesCartridges can be dropped off at Staples and Best Buy.
Sneakers/Athletic ShoesItems that can still be worn may be put in the collection bin at any Ipswich school. But worn-out athletic shoes can be recycled! Nike collects all brands of worn-out athletic footwear (no cleats or dress shoes) in their Reuse-A-Shoe Program at Nike and Converse locations. (Nike stores with collection bins are located in Somerville, MA; Kittery, ME; and Merrimack and Tilton, NH. Converse stores are in Somerville at Assembly Row and in Merrimack, NH.).
If you have baseball mitts and bats, volleyballs, basketballs, ski equipment, snowboards, weights, etc., consider donating them. accepts these items. , a donation program of the US Soccer Federation, accepts soccer cleats, balls, shin guards, pads, nets, shirts or shorts, etc.