• Bicycles and Tires
    Recycle old frames and metal parts at the Recycling Center. Donate your old bike to Bikes Not Bombs or Cambridge Used Bicycles, or sell it on Craig's List or give it away on Freecycle.

  • Scrap Metal
    All types of scrap metal are accepted at the Recycling Center during open hours. If it's in good condition, please try donating it first. However, we take:
    • Antennas
    • Aluminum siding
    • Bed frames
    • Chain link fence (must be in rolls 2ft in diameter or less) 
    • Curtain rods
    • Fans
    • Grills (charcoal and gas, remove tank)
    • Gutters
    • Hangers
    • Ladders
    • Nuts, bolts, screws, nails hinges
    • Railings
    • Paint cans (empty, no lids, some dried residue OK)
    • Patio furniture & lawn chairs
    • Pipes &plumbing
    • Pots & pans
    • Screen doors (no glass)
    • Shelves
    • Sinks
    • Silverware & cooking utensils
    • Swing sets
    • Trash cans
    • Venetian blinds (metal only)
    • Wheelbarrows
    • Window sash weights
    • Window screens
    • NO batteries
    • No motors (heavy machinery, cars & trucks)
    • No propane or gas tanks
    • No sealed containers (barrels, drums, pails, tanks...anything)
    • No Trash (concrete, brick, wood, dirt, etc.)

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Hours of Service

Monday: 8:30am-8pm
Tuesday-Thursday: 8:30am-5pm
Friday: 8:30am-12pm

Recycling Center Hours
Tuesday & Thursday: 4:00pm-7:30pm  
Saturday: 9:00am-4:00pm