The Watertown Environmental & Energy Efficiency Committee hosts the Bring It Donation & Recycling Event on Saturday, May 14 from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the Department of Public Works facility at 124 Orchard St.
Here is a detailed list of what can be donated and recycled:
American Flags Retire your flag properly with the Marine Corps League here in Watertown.
Bikes in any kind of condition for Bikes Not Bombs promoting bicycle technology as a concrete alternative to war and environmental destruction.
Blankets, sheets, towels and cat carriers for donation to the Waltham Cat Connection The Cat Connection is an all-volunteer organization who helps stray and abandoned cats and kittens, by taking them into their fostering program. The cats then get medical care, as required, and their shots and tests. The magic happens when the fostered animals move into their "forever homes" with the loving families who adopt them.
Books, records, VHS, CDs, DVDs, cassettes, audio books for Got Books, Inc. Please NO encyclopedias, No Dictionaries, NO magazines or periodical of any kind, NO Home Movies on VHS or DVD!
Cell Phones and Rechargeable Batteries to be recycled through radio shack. The following rechargeable battery chemistries can be recycled: Ni-Cd, Ni-MH, Li-ion, Ni-Zn, and Pb* (up to 11.5 lbs) PLEASE, NO: alkaline, lithium non-rechargeable, or wet-cell batteries. Bring all wireless phones, in any condition, with or without chargers.
Clothing, household goods and small appliances for Big Brother Big Sister They gladly accept all types of kitchen ware, including dishes, pots and pans, bakeware, flatware; they accept all types of clothing, jewelry, shoes, purses; they will take small appliances including blenders, toasters, irons. PLEASE DO NOT BRING: electronics (computers, DVD players, TVs, VCRs, etc; NO air conditioners, NO microwave ovens, NO sewing machines. If in doubt, please visit their website.
Eye Glasses (prescription and nonprescription) collected by the Belmont Lions Club.
Ink Cartridges: Empty cartridges will be recycled at Staples. Proceeds to benefit "Big Green Tent," the new environmental organization in town. Watch for our website and newsletter!
Plastic Bags marked #4 plastic. These will be recycled at Target. Target, Stop and Shop, and Shaws will accept plastic bags marked with #4 every day of the year. Want to be even smarter? Avoid these bags all together take durable, washable, reusable grocery bags to the store with you.
Shoes in good condition will be donated to Soles4Souls. Worn out athletic shoes will be recycled by Nike into playground and track surfaces.
Styrofoam: We'll be accepting block Styrofoams, deli-trays, coffee cups, "to-go" containers, packing peanuts and any other Styrofoams item. All items must be clean, dry and marked with a #6 recycle symbol.
Britta-style water filters marked #5 plastic. Preserve is a company that recycles #5 plastic into personal care products like razors and toothbrushes. Other #5 plastics recycle curbside in Watertown.
There will also be free paper shredding for Watertown Residents. Shred old tax forms, bank statements, credit card bills or any personal papers. The shreding will take place from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m and will be done by Shred King.