Transfer Station Recycling Information

Overview of Recycling Center

SWAP SHED

  1. Swap Shed operations are overseen by the Transfer Station Attendant. All items donated to the Swap Shed must first be inspected and accepted by the Attendant.
    See this list
    for guidance on what can be accepted.
  2. Items not accepted may be “advertised” on the bulletin board in the Swap Shed.
  3. Please take items from the Swap Shed if you think you have a use for them. After all, that is the purpose of the Swap Shed! The items are free, but we'd appreciate it if you would tell the Attendant when you take something. It will help us to refine the list of acceptable items.
  4. Larger items left in the Swap Shed will be tagged with numbers so the Attendant will know who donated them. We reserve the right to ask the donor to pay for disposal.
  5. The Swap Shed is open whenever the Transfer Station is open.
  6. If you are a really pleased donor or “customer”, feel free to leave a donation in the box in the Shed. Donations will be used to support and improve the operation of the Swap Shed.

Swap List

Acceptable
  • Working bicycles
  • Movie DVDs in good condition
  • Books in good condition, paperback and hardcover
  • Working flat-screen TV sets with diagonals up to 32"
  • Working vacuum cleaners
  • Working small tabletop kitchen appliances includes microwaves
  • Working entertainment electronics such as game consoles, games, radios, speakers
  • Board games, working toys
  • Non-motorized lawn and garden tools such as shovels, rakes, cultivators, post-hole diggers
  • Hand tools, hammers, screwdrivers, saws, axes
  • Furniture without upholstery such as chairs, tables, stools, and working lamps
  • Complete wood or metal bed frames

Unacceptable
  • Computers, printers, monitors, other computer peripherals
  • Magazines (donate them to your local library or recycle them)
  • Motorized equipment such as lawn mowers, weed whackers, snow blowers
  • Mattresses, box springs
  • Furniture that has any fabric component such as sofas, cushioned chairs
  • Construction materials, wood, drywall, concrete
  • Large appliances such as clothes washers, dryers, or dishwashers
  • Large TV sets of any type and any TV that uses a cathode ray tube (CRT)
  • Video tape recorders (VCRs)
  • Automobile tires and automobile parts
  • Things that don't work

Notes
  1. In general, items donated to the swap shed should be complete and functional.
  2. If an item is judged unacceptable but is "too good to throw away", list it on the Swap Shed bulletin board or on FreeCycle.org. Relatively new or very old (collectable) computers are examples.
  3. New e-waste laws are now in effect. Please see here for more information.

PLASTIC

(Containers with necks, such as Water bottles, cider jugs and milk jugs. Please remove all caps.)

TIN CANS

(You do not have to crush cans or remove labels - just wash them, please)

ALUMINUM

(Washed cat food cans and aluminum pie plates, but no foil.)

GLASS

(Clear, blue, brown, or green glass, ceramics, china and porcelain, broken or whole. You can leave labels on, but please remove caps.)

PAPER

(Newspaper, white paper, envelopes, magazines and single-ply cardboard such as cereal boxes and egg cartons, but not milk cartons. Please bag shredded paper)

RECHARGEABLE BATTERIES

(Nickel Cadmium (Ni-Cd), Nickel Metal Hydride (Ni-MH), Lithium Ion (Li-ion), Nickel Zinc (Ni-Zn), Small Sealed Lead (Pb) up to 11 lbs or 5 kg per battery)

OIL

CURRENTLY, WE CANNOT RECYCLE MOTOR OIL. The commercial firm that picks up our oil has detected trace amounts of PCBs in the oil and won't accept it. Until we resolve this problem, motor oil collection is suspended.

HAZARDOUS WASTE

(HAZARDOUS WASTE IS ONLY ACCEPTED ON HAZARDOUS WASTE DAYS) Click here to see if there are any Hazardous Waste Days on the schedule.
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