COVID-19 update: Opportunities for donations or recycling at businesses and municipal facilities may be limited during the pandemic. Please check before dropping off.
Water Cooler Bottles
The distributor should take the empties back when leaving new bottles.
Provides an opportunity for natural corks to be “upcycled” into other products. To avoid adding to the corks’ carbon footprint, they have developed a transportation system that brings the corks collected back to regional distribution centers on trucks that that would normally be going back empty. Drop-off used natural corks at local Whole Foods wine departments.
Check with your dry cleaners — many accept hangers for reuse. (They may also accept the dry cleaning bags.)
Needham residents with an RTS sticker may bring metal hangers to RTS North Area for Scrap Metal.
See Recycle Nation website for ideas about recycling wire, plastic and wood hangers.