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A - Z Recycling Information

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Item Recycling Instructions

Adhesive compounds

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Collected during Natick Household Hazardous Waste Day, held annually in the spring - contact the Board of Health at Town Hall for more info, 508-647-6460
Aluminum cans Leave in curbside recycling bin or bring to recycling center
Aluminum foil Leave in curbside recycling bin or bring to recycling center
Antifreeze Collected during Natick Household Hazardous Waste Day, held annually in the spring - contact the Board of Health at Town Hall for more info, 508-647-6460
Aseptic containers  For all Medical Waste  - contact the Board of Health at Town Hall for disposal info, 508-647-6460 

Batteries -- button 

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Collected during Natick Household Hazardous Waste Day, held annually in the spring - contact the Board of Health at Town Hall for more info, 508-647-6460. Additionally, can bring to the recycling center or to the drop-off bin at Best Buy in Shopper's World.
Batteries -- car  Collected during Natick Household Hazardous Waste Day, held annually in the spring - contact the Board of Health at Town Hall for more info, 508-647-6460. Additionally, can bring to the recycling center.
Batteries – household, single use  Collected during Natick Household Hazardous Waste Day, held annually in the spring - contact the Board of Health at Town Hall for more info, 508-647-6460. Additionally, can bring to the recycling center or to the drop-off bin at Best Buy in Shopper’s World. 
Books, soft covered  Leave in curbside recycling bin or bring to recycling center. If books are current and in sellable condition - please recycle them at either of our Natick Libraries for reuse, they take hard cover, soft cover, childrens, CDs, DVDs, Videos. There is a Got Books drop off at the Recycling Center as well.
Bottle caps (metal)  Leave in curbside recycling bin or bring to recycling center  - plastic bottle lids (ie, water or soda bottles) go in the trash
Bottles (glass or plastic) Leave in curbside recycling bin or bring to recycling center (please only recycle plastic that has a recycle symbol on it - all glass bottles are recycleable)
Boxes Break down and leave curbside or bring to recycling center
Brake fluid Collected during Natick Household Hazardous Waste event - held annually in the spring - contact the Board of Health at Town Hall for more info, 508-647-6460.
Brown paper bags Leave in curbside recycling bin or bring to recycling center 
Bulbs -- fluorescent  Bring to recycling center, to a barrel located in the shed to the right of the paint shed
Bulbs -- incandescent  Bring to recycling center, to a barrel located in the shed to the right of the paint shed 

Cans

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Leave in curbside recycling bin or bring to recycling center 
Car batteries Collected during Natick Household Hazardous Waste Day held annually in the spring - contact the Board of Health at Town Hall for more info, 508-647-6460. Additionally, can bring to the recycling center or the drop-off bin at Best Buy in Shopper's World. 
Cartons, orange juice or milk  Leave in curbside recycling bin or bring to recycling center
Catalogs Leave in curbside recycling bin or bring to recycling center
Chipboard (cereal boxes, shoe boxes) Leave in curbside recycling bin or bring to recycling center
Christmas trees Leave crubside with trash the first two or three weeks after Christmas, or bring to Recycling Center - call DPW for more info,
Cleaners, household Collected during Natick Household Hazardous Waste Day, held annually in the spring - contact the Board of Health at Town Hall for more info, 508-647-6460
Compact Fluorescent Light bulbs (CFL's) Bring to recycling center
Computer paper Leave in curbside recycling bin or bring to recycling center
Computers Look for periodic computer & electronic recycling announcements in the local newspaper and town fliers. An electronics recycling company runs the program. Recycling generally takes place at Natick High School on designated days. There is a small charge for each piece of equipment. Computers can also be picked up by the town as bulky waste. The cost is $25 per item. Best Buy has a recycling program as well.
CRT's Look for periodic computer & electronic recycling announcements in the local newspaper and town fliers. An electronics recycling company runs the program. Recycling generally takes place at Natick High School on designated days. There is a small charge for each piece of equipment. CRT's can also be picked up by the town as bulky waste. The cost is $25 per item.
Corrugated cardboard  Leave in curbside recycling bin or bring to recycling center 

Degreasers

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Collected during Natick Household Hazardous Waste Day held annually in the spring - contact the Board of Health at Town Hall for more info, 508-647-6460.
Drink boxes (juice, wine) Leave in curbside recycling bin or bring to recycling center  
Driveway sealer

Hazardous waste, or N E Disposal Technology (NEDT.org) or 866-769-1621

Fertilizers Collected during Natick Household Hazardous Waste Day held annually in the spring - contact the Board of Health at Town Hall for more info, 508-647-6460.

Foil

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Leave in curbside recycling bin or bring to recycling center 
Foil wrap Not recyclable
Food trays (plastic, not styrofoam) Leave in curbside recycling bin or bring to recycling center. Styrofoam food trays go in the trash.
Fuel Collected during Natick Household Hazardous Waste Day held annually in the spring - contact the Board of Health at Town Hall for more info, 508-647-6460.
Fungicides Collected during Natick Household Hazardous Waste Day held annually in the spring - contact the Board of Health at Town Hall for more info, 508-647-6460.

Gasoline

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Collected during Natick Household Hazardous Waste Day held annually in the spring - contact the Board of Health at Town Hall for more info, 508-647-6460.
Gift wrap Leave in curbside recycling bin or bring to recycling center
Glass (brown, clear, or green) Leave in curbside recycling bin or bring to recycling center
Grass clippings

A much-wasted resource, one of the better fertilizers for the lawn (organic and free!). Can also be used in a compost pile or taken to the Recycling Center.

Hangers

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Dry cleaning hangers can usually be returned to your local dry cleaners
Herbicides Collected during Natick Household Hazardous Waste Day held annually in the spring - contact the Board of Health at Town Hall for more info, 508-647-6460.
Household cleaners Collected during Natick Household Hazardous Waste Day held annually in the spring - contact the Board of Health at Town Hall for more info, 508-647-6460.

Insecticide

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Collected during Natick Household Hazardous Waste Day held annually in the spring - contact the Board of Health at Town Hall for more info, 508-647-6460.
Iron Pick up with Bulky Waste, minimum of $25. Go to DPW to arrange for pick-up by Thursday of week before. Pick up is on Mondays. 

Jars

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Leave in curbside recycling bin or bring to the recycling center
Junk mail Leave in curbside recycling bin or bring to the recycling center

Leaves

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A great organic resource for including in compost piles. Can be taken to the Recycling Center. Also, a leaf shredder can turn leaves into mulch for gardens and bushes. 

Magazines

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Leave in curbside recycling bin or bring to the recycling center
Mattresses Can be picked up in a special collection as bulky waste by the Town for fee
Medical equipment (wheel chairs, crutches etc, not medical waste)

Try Craig’s List , or www.freecycle.org --  someone may be very happy to have a used wheel chair, etc.

Please contact the Board of Helath for Medical Waste disposal, 508-647-6460.

Mercury-containg products

Items such as fluorescent bulbs, button cell batteries, blood pressure machines, mercury switches, thermometers and thermostats all contain mercury. These items can pollute our environment and pose a risk to all of us.  They can all be returned to the Recycling Center.

You can also exchange your mercury thermometer for a new digital one at either the Board of Health or the DPW.
Milk cartons Leave in curbside recycling bin or bring to the recycling center
Mixed paper (office waste paper, junk mail etc...) Leave in curbside recycling bin or bring to the recycling center 
Motor oil Bring to recycling center.  Also collected during Natick Household Hazardous Waste Day held annually in the spring - contact the Board of Health at Town Hall for more info, 508-647-6460.
Musical instruments The Salvation Army, 29 Congress Street in Milford (508-473-0786) will accept used musical instruments and has a 24-hr drop-off site. You can also use Craig’s List or www.freecycle.org and there are a lot of organizations that will pick them up if you have other stuff as well, like Big Brothers Big Sisters and AmVets.

Newspaper

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Leave in curbside recycling bin or bring to the recycling center

Oil Filters (used)

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Collected during Natick Household Hazardous Waste Day held annually in the spring - contact the Board of Health at Town Hall for more info, 508-647-6460.
Orange juice cartons Leave in curbside recycling bin or bring to recycling center

Packing peanuts

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You can use Craig’s List or www.freecycle.org  You can drop off your clean (and not mixed with other items) polystyrene loose fill, commonly known as "packing peanuts “at:

The UPS Store

841 Worcester Road, Natick, MA 01760

Phone: 508-653-1400

Day/Hours: Mon - Fri 9:00 am - 6:30 pm; Sat 10:00 am - 4:00 pm

Paint The Paint Shed is open again! Only Natick residents can drop off paint. Must be latex or oil paint, No stains or thinners. 5 gallon per day per resident limit. Anyone can pick-up paint from the paint shed even non-residents. If you have large quantities of paint or are a business, you can also contact Clean Harbors for responsible disposal at 781-792-5000. They charged a small fee. Stains and Thinners are also collected during Household Hazardous Waste Day - contact the Natick Board of Health for more info.
Paint thinner Collected during Natick Household Hazardous Waste Day held annually in the spring - contact the Board of Health at Town Hall for more info, 508-647-6460.
Pesticides Collected during Natick Household Hazardous Waste Day held annually in the spring - contact the Board of Health at Town Hall for more info, 508-647-6460.
Photographic chemicals Collected during Natick Household Hazardous Waste Day held annually in the spring - contact the Board of Health at Town Hall for more info, 508-647-6460.
Pie plates Leave in curbside recycling bin or bring to recycling center
Phonebooks Leave in curbside recycling bin or bring to recycling center
Pizza boxes If clean, they can be recycled either curbside or at the recycling center.  If soiled, they must be discarded.  They can be left next to or under your Natick PAYT bag if they are soiled.
Plastic bags

You can drop your clean empty plastic bags off at supermarkets such as Roche Bros, Stop & Shop and Whole Foods Market. Walmart will also take the empty bags.

If they have food or trash residue, they should be thrown away.

Plastics (with recycle symbol #1 - 7, except styrofoam, see styrofoam listed below) Leave in curbside recycling bin or bring to recycling center
Pool chemicals Collected during Natick Household Hazardous Waste Day held annually in the spring - contact the Board of Health at Town Hall for more info, 508-647-6460.
Propane tanks The Town of Natick can dispose of old propane tanks. Call the Sanitation Division of the DPW. There is a $5.00 charge per tank. 

Smoke detectors

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Bring to recycling center
Solvents Collected during Natick Household Hazardous Waste Day held annually in the spring - contact the Board of Health at Town Hall for more info, 508-647-6460
Steel Leave in curbside recycling bin or bring to recycling center. Steel can also be included in a bulky waste pick-up. A minimum charge of $25 is charged for pick-up. To sign up for a pick-up, you must present an itemized list of the materials to be collected to DPW by the Thursday before the scheduled Monday pick-up.
Styrofoam Bulk Styrofoam can be brought to the recycling center. Bulk includes, for example, formed pieces around computers and televisions. Styrofoam peanuts, cups, or trays are not accepted at this time. Clean Styrofoam packing peanuts can be taken to your local UPS Store or try Craig’s List or www.freecycle.org Soiled Styrofoam cups, plates and food trays go in the trash.

Telephone directory

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Leave in curbside recycling bin or bring to recycling center
Televisions Look for periodic computer & electronic recycling announcements in the local newspaper and town fliers. An electronics recycling company runs the program. Recycling generally takes place at Natick High School on designated days. There is a small charge for each piece of equipment.
Tin Leave in curbside recycling bin or bring to recycling center
Thermometers You can exchange your mercury thermometer for a new digital one at either the Board of Health or the DPW. They can be recycled at the Board of Health or the Recycling Center.
Tires Go with your blue bag curbside pickup - each household allowed 2 tires per week. 
Thermostats Drop off at the Board of Health in Town Hall or take to the Recycling Center. 
Transmission fluid Collected during Natick Household Hazardous Waste Day held annually in the spring - contact the Board of Health at Town Hall for more info, 508-647-6460.

Wire hangers

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Usually gladly taken back by local dry cleaners if in good condition 

Yard waste

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A great organic resource for including in compost piles. Note: Refrain from including waste that has been treated with hazardous or toxic lawn products

You can also take it to the Recycling Center.

 
 

 

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