Fire Extinguishers

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Needham residents with an RTS sticker may bring fire extinguishers to the Main Office.

 

Some fire extinguishers are rechargeable. See yellow pages under fire equipment and call to check for fee. Or do a web search: fire equipment boston area.

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Fluorescent Light Bulbs (Tube and CFLs)

All fluorescent light bulbs contain mercury and therefore cannot be thrown out in the trash. Click here for information from EnergyStar. However, their use is encouraged because they are highly energy efficient and cut down on mercury emissions from power plants. Consumers have the choice of buying LED bulbs, which do not contain mercury and are gradually becoming less expensive.

Hardware stores such as LOWE’S and HOME DEPOT accept CFLs for recycling. At the Dedham Lowe’s the bins are at the entrance between the 2 sets of doors; look for a bright orange collection unit at Home Depot.

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Needham residents with an RTS sticker can place fluorescent bulbs in the Universal Waste Shed across from the RTS office — straight, round and U shaped fluorescent lamps, and all types of compact fluorescent (CFLs) lamps. Click here for more information.

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Food Donations

NEEDHAM COMMUNITY COUNCIL

781-444-2415     570 Hillside Ave., Needham MA

The Food Pantry serves over 200 households each month. Their website features a monthly wish list of food donations.

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Frozen Juice Containers

They are made of “wet strength” paper, a type of paper that is not compatible with most paper making processes. Dispose of with regular trash. The metal ends on the containers can be recycled in co-mingle at the RTS.

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Furniture and Household Items (Large items for pick-up)

BOOMERANGS/AIDS ACTION COMMITTEE

617-323-0262

Accepts gently-used living room, bedroom and dining room furniture in good condition (no mattresses, futons, or sleeper sofas), clothing, house wares, electronics, jewelry, and more for sale in their thrift store. See guidelines. For pick-ups, call 617-309-7220 or visit their website. Proceeds are used to work to prevent new infections, support those affected, and tackle the root causes of HIV/AIDS.

EPILEPSY FOUNDATION NEW ENGLAND

(888) 322-8209

Provides drop-off locations (including Savers, 1230 VFW Pkwy. West Roxbury, MA) and also does curbside pick-ups. Accepts small furniture, adult and children’s clothing, media, housewares, bed and bath items, small appliances and electronics, sporting goods, musical instruments and more. See a detailed list of what they do not take.

HABITAT FOR HUMANITY RESTORE

(617) 327-1170, 1580 VFW Parkway, W.Roxbury, MA restore@habitatboston.org

Accepts donations of furniture, large and small working appliances (no older than 8 years), usable building materials, home improvement items, kitchen cabinets, and other home items, and resells them to the public at discounted prices. All sales benefit Habitat for Humanity Greater Boston. Click here for a list of acceptable materials. ReStore staff have final say on all donations based on the condition of the item(s) and the store’s needs. Call or email if you are unsure or if you would like to set up a pick-up for qualifying items.

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MA COALITION FOR THE HOMELESS FURNITURE BANK

(781) 595-7570, 15 Bubier Street, Lynn, MA 01901

The Furniture Bank offers free pick up of couches, chairs, tables, bed frames, and other household essentials. They accept items that are clean and in good working condition; they cannot accept broken, torn, stained or unusable items. The Furniture Bank’s mission is to assure that recently housed, extremely low-income families and individuals, have cost-free furniture and household items. They ask donors to fill out an online donation inquiry form.

SALVATION ARMY

206 Broadway, Saugus MA

Call 1-800-SA-TRUCK (1-800-728-7825) to discuss a free pick up of your clothing, furniture or household items or to find out the nearest drop off location bin. See details. Smaller items may be dropped off at a store but please call ahead.

SOCIETY OF ST. VINCENT DE PAUL

781-344-3100     18 Canton Street, Stoughton, MA 02072

For residential pick-up of your furniture, call 800-675-2882, between 8:30am – 3:30pm (Monday – Friday).

VIETNAM VETERANS OF AMERICA

(800) 775-VETS

Accepts small furniture as well as clothing of all types and sizes, clothing accessories, shoes, baby items, house glassware, books, toys, bikes, stereos, radio, portable TVs, all bedding, draperies, curtains, kitchenware, usable small furniture and rugs, small appliances, tools, jewelry, cosmetics, ALMOST ANYTHING! They will pick up at your home. See details.

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