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Drop off Recycling Programs
Books, Textiles, Rigid Plastics, Scrap Metals, Fluorescent bulbs &
mercury bearing products can be dropped off at the Winter Street Compost Site. Call DPW at 781.762.1413 for more information.
FOAM Recycling with Refoamit
The next foam recycling drop off event will be held on Saturday, September 26th at 370 Winter Street from 8 - 11 am.
Do not place FOAM of any kind the the recycling carts. FOAM is a major contaminant in the single stream recycling program. FOAM must be recycled separately and dropped off at one of the three FOAM recycling drop off events: Spring Recycle Day, Fall Recycle Day and the Saturday after December 25th. All drop off events are held at the Winter Street Compost Site. Key for Hope - Recycling Keys to Help Others
NOTE: Volunteers are always needed to assist with collection and sorting! If you can volunteer for a couple of hours, please email me at
Plastic bags and plastic film take back stores
Please click here to learn what types of plastic bags and films are accepted and where can they be dropped off.
Norwood Recycling has partnered efforts with Key for Hope to collect unused keys, and expired
dog licenses, in an effort to keep scrap metals out of the waste stream. Its estimated that 400 million keys are thrown away yearly! Instead of tossing unused keys (natural resources) in the trash, please drop them off at any of the following locations:
* DPW Administrative Offices
*Town Hall lobby
If you are interested in hosting a key collection, please email
All proceeds are to benefit the Norwood Food Pantry
Bay State Textiles wants the GOOD, the BAD, and the UGLY textiles. Clothes with missing buttons, broken zippers, stained clothing, holey socks, one sock / one shoe, pocketbooks, belts and out of date clothing are all wanted! Just not moldy or damp textiles. All textiles are sold. The textiles are re purposed and resold as other goods.here to read the entire list of acceptable textiles.
The Town of Norwood, Norwood Public Schools, and Bay State Textiles are partnering efforts to keep textiles out of the trash! BST boxes are at the compost site (open every Saturday) as well as at each of the schools including the Savage Bldg and the Willett preschool. Place all donated textiles in plastic bags and secure up top, then toss bags into any of the textile collection boxes. Norwood schools and DPW are reimbursed at $100/ton of donated textiles.
Click December2014Newsletter to read how Norwood compares with other towns
re textiles collection.
Animal Control - please check with the Animal Control Officer, if he
there is a need of blankets, bedspreads, towels, etc...for the care of the stray animals at the shelter.To read more click Animal Control page.
Battery Drop Off Programs:
Alkaline batteries can be dropped off for recycling ONLY at either the Spring OR Fall Recycling Day. Do NOT drop off at Mercury Shed. Sponsored by Board of Health. To read more about alkaline battery recycling go to www.earth911.org.
Rechargeable batteries are recyclable under the Call2Recycle take back program. The following stores support the Call2Recycle take back program and have a designated drop off box for rechargeable batteries usually by the customer service desk. There is no charge.
*Staples in store drop off recycling programs-free
*Home Depot - Click here to read all the materials Home Depot will take back-free of charge.
*Radio Shack in the Walpole Mall
*Apple Legacy Place
Button Cells batteries are filled with mercury and are lethal, if ingested by a small child or pet. The ONLY batteries accepted at the Mercury Shed is Button Cell Batteries.
Lead Acid Batteries - According to www.earth911.com lead acid batteries may be taken back to Home Depot, or Advanced Auto Parts or the biannual Household Hazardous Waste Day which is held in May and September. Call Board of Health for more information re hazardous waste at 781.762.1240.
Smoke Detectors - according to the manufacturer because smoke detectors have such small amounts of radioactivity in them, they are not considered hazardous waste. It is recommended residents mail them back to the manufacturer. Please mail your spent radioactive smoke alarm back to the manufacturer and perhaps ask them to come up with a better plan for collecting and recycling them.
At this time a town collection program is not possible because it is ill advised to collect radioactive items together. SeMass (the incinerator where Norwood's trash is taken) does not want them in the trash.
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