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Drop-off Days and SwapOff
Concord Public Works and REUSIT sponsor drop-off days in May and October for a wide variety of recyclable and reusable items not collected at the curb. Non-recyclable oversized waste is also collected. Fees are charged for some items.   Payment is by check only.

Next Event:
Saturday, May 10
Concord Public Works Yard
     133 Keyes Road
     9:30 - 3:00
     (SwapOff items delivered only until 1:00)





Acceptable Items
SWAPOFF
 

Open to Concord Residents Only
Bring things you no longer want or need (clean and in working order please), take away things you can use. Everything you take is free.  As a courtesy to others we ask that you do not plan to stay more than one hour.
No drop-off of SwapOff items after 1:00 p.m.
SwapOff event will be cancelled in the event of rain.
DROPOFF
See Below
SCRAP METAL AND APPLIANCES
(See Flyer for Pricing)
Appliances, ACs, pots and pans, coat hangers, gas grills, propane tanks, lawn mowers (remove fuel), metal pipe, chain link fencing, lawn chairs, nails, and all other items containing at least 75% metal.  FUEL MUST BE REMOVED from lawn mowers, snow blowers, etc.
BATTERIES,
FLUORESCENT BULBS,
MERCURY ITEMS
No charge
Batteries - Rechargeable (Ni-Cad), lithium, button, and other specialty batteries (no alkaline batteries).
Fluorescent bulbs - Any length or shape, regular or compact.
Mercury items - mercury fever thermometers, thermostats, and any other intact mercury-containing devices.
STYROFOAM
$5 per trash bag
Clean styrofoam block from packaging, cups and trays. Residents are asked to deliver clean foam packaging peanuts directly to shipping stores such as MailBoxes Etc. for reuse.
BOOKS
No charge
For reuse.
FLUORESCENT BULBS
No charge
Compact, circuline and strip.
PROPANE TANKS
(See Flyer for Pricing)
Any Condition
ELECTRONICS
(See Flyer for Pricing)
Televisions, computers, monitors, printers, keyboards, fax machines, VCR’s, stereo equipment, etc. Please remove personal information from all hard drives.
ADULT BIKES
($ Donation Requested)


Adult mountain bikes, BMX, hybrids, men's three-speed, ten-speed and children's bikes.  No rust.  Bikes will be donated to Bikes Not Bombs, a non-profit organization that works with inner city yourth and volunteers to recondition and redistribute used bicycles to communities locally and in Central America.
CELL PHONES & IPODS
No Charge
Working or non-working.
PRINTER CARTRIDGES

No Charge 
From laser and inkjet printers and fax machines.
MATTRESSES 
BOX SPRINGS
& UPHOLSTERED FURNITURE
(See Flyer for Pricing) 
Old mattresses and upholstered furniture in poor condition.  (sofas, sofa beds, loveseats, armchairs, office chairs, etc.). 
CARPETING
(See Flyer for Pricing)
Carpeting and foam padding.  Padding must be separated from carpeting.
OLD TOWELS  
No charge
Old, clean towels for animal shelters.  Other pet supplies are also accepted.
CD's,  VIDEOS, & DVD's
Plastic cases also accepted.
ATHLETIC SHOES
No charge
Any brand, any condition. Used by Nike in the making of running tracks, basketball courts, tennis courts. etc.
REUSABLE BUILDING MATERIALS
No Charge
In good-to-excellent condition:  cabinets, doors and windows (no lead paint), plumbing and light fixtures, flooring (wood, tile, sheet vinyl), lumber, plywood, sheetrock (16 SF and up). 
RAGS 
No Charge
Old and damaged clothing, sweaters, blankets, socks, sheets, towels, quilts, curtains, fabric and knitting.  No plastic, leather, down, electric blankets, underwire bras, nylon jackets, curtains with metal hooks or plastic lining, or sleeping bags with long zippers.
CRAYONS
No Charge
Old crayons, any condition.   
Non-Recyclable Materials  
OVERSIZED WASTE
(See Flyer for Pricing)
Items for disposal that are too big or heavy to fit in a bag or barrel and set out with regular trash. (e.g.broken chairs, miscellaneous items, etc.).

 
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