For over 40 years, Earth Day—April 22—has inspired and mobilized individuals and organizations worldwide to demonstrate their commitment to environmental protection and sustainability.
In Danvers, we are celebrating Earth Day by offering residents a two-day event where they can recycle a variety of items not collected by curbside pickup. The Town of Danvers Department of Public Works Earth Day Zero Waste Weekend will be held on May 3 and 4 from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Danvers High School parking lot at 60 Cabot Road.
This residential event is co-sponsored with Big Brother Big Sister Foundation, Big Hearted Books, XTechnology Global and JRM.
Residents may bring bagged clothing, shoes, purses, linens, stuffed animals and small toys for Big Brother Big Sister.
XTechnology Global will collect electronics including TVs and computer monitors ($15 each up to 20 inches—measure diagonally, $25 anything larger than 20 inches); air conditioners & dehumidifiers ($5 each); computers ($3 each). Cell phones, laptops and all other small electronics are free. Certificates of Destruction are also available ($5 each). XTech will donate a portion of the money collected to the Danvers Community Council.
Big Hearted Books will be collecting books, DVDs, CDs, video games and records - no VHS tapes, audio tapes, magazines or encyclopedias please. JRM will shred up to two boxes of your confidential papers (there is a $5 charge for subsequent boxes). JRM will donate all money to the Danvers Community Council.
Metal items (file cabinets, grills, bicycles, hangers, appliances, patio furniture, curtain rods, doors, ironing boards, ladders, etc.) will be collected for recycling by the Town of Danvers. JRM will also be collecting rigid plastics (trash barrels, buckets, tubs, bins, outdoor furniture, toys, etc.).
NEW!!! Tattered American Flags will be collected for proper retirement by Boy Scout Troop 58 for an Eagle Scout project.
SATURDAY ONLY! Cub Scout Pack 16 will be collecting redeemable bottles and cans.
Thanks to funding from the Sustainable Materials and Recovery Program Grant, Danvers can offer its residents Compost Bins for a discounted price of $30. Rain Barrels will also be available for purchase by residents at a discounted rate of $30 as a result of the Water Use Mitigation Program. Residents can purchase these items at the event with a check made out to the Town of Danvers. No cash accepted. Limited number; first-come, first-served; no pre-orders.
We’ll also be handing out brochures on recycling, water conservation, stormwater and responsible landscaping. If you have questions, please refer to the Events & Activities section of the Public Works page on the Town of Danvers' website at www.danvers.govoffice.com or contact the DPW at 978-777-0001 x3011. Danvers Recycles – together we can make a difference!