DANVERS, MA — Danvers residents will have a chance to recycle computer monitors, televisions, textiles, appliances and other items not suitable for regular curbside pickup during its “Outside the Bin” recycling weekend.
The two-day event date is set to coincide with America Recycles Day — the only nationally recognized day dedicated to the promotion of recycling programs in the United States. DPW’s Zero Waste Recycling Weekend will be on Oct. 22 and Oct. 23 from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. at Danvers High School at 60 Cabot Road.
The event is co-sponsored by Simple Recycling, JRM, and BoxQ Electronics Recycling.
Proof of residency is included and checks are accepted for payment with the exception of paper shredding.
Simple Recycling will collect textiles including clothing, shoes, purses, linens, and comforters as well as household goods either bagged or boxed.
BoxQ Electronics Recycling will collect electronic equipment and accessories except for light bulbs, ballasts and batteries.
There are no recycling charges for laptops, keyboards, mice, cables, wires, routers, cell phones, cameras, and small appliances.
Computer monitors can be recycled for $10, TVs for $30, printers and copiers for $10, stereo equipment for $5 each, freon appliances for $25, and refrigerators, freezers, air conditioners and microwaves are $10 each. Small appliances are free.
Stoves, clothes washers, dryers, and dehumidifiers may be disposed of at no charge.
JRM will shred the first two boxes of paper for free with subsequent boxes are $5 each (cash accepted for this service). This money will be donated to the Danvers Community Council.
File cabinets, grills, bicycles, hangers, appliances, patio furniture, curtain rods, doors, ironing boards and ladders can be dropped off for recycling at no charge.
Rigid plastics such as trash barrels, buckets, tubs, bins, outdoor furniture, toys can be dropped off for recycling at no charge.
Compost bins are available for purchase for $25 each by check made out to the Town of Danvers.
Recycle bins will be available for purchase — 18-gallon bins for $5 each, 32-gallon for $40 each with a check made out to the Town of Danvers.
Bottles and cans will be collected by Cub Scout Pack 16 on Oct. 22 only.
(Scott Souza is a Patch field editor covering Beverly, Danvers, Marblehead, Peabody, Salem and Swampscott. He can be reached at Scott.Souza@Patch.com. Twitter: @Scott_Souza.)