Common Contaminants

Be sure you don't put any of these common contaminants in your recycling bin. See below for local places (including the Library) that will accept some of these items for disposal or recycling.

Techno Trash (box at the Library)

  • : CDs, CD-Rs, CD-RWs, DVDs, Blu-ray, 3.5” and 5.25” floppy disks, zip and jazz disks, and cases

  • : VHS, audio cassette tapes, DAT, DLT, Beta, and Digibeta

  • Computer drives: Hard drives, zip, jazz, floppy, CD-ROM, DVD drives, and jump drives

  • Communication devices: Cell phones, pagers, PDAs and their chargers, cradles, and headset accessories

  • : Rechargeable batteries and chargers only - no alkaline batteries. See instructions on packing batteries for shipment.

  • Small electronics: MP3 players, iPods, hand-held CD and cassette players, and digital cameras

  • : Black and White film only.  Please do not include color film.

  • Photographic film negatives, instant film, sheet film, Advanced Photo System, slides, Disc film, 110, 126, 127, 120/220

  • Black and white or undeveloped only: Motion picture film, film reels, Super 8, 8mm, 9.5mm, 16mm, 35mm, 70mm

  • Medical x-ray, industrial x-ray, lithographic, micro film, microfiche

  • Miscellaneous items: UPS units, AC chargers, keyboards, mice, modems, routers, headphones, cords, adaptors, cables, boards, and chips

  • VCRs, DVRs, TIVO units, Blu-ray players, and DVD players

  • GPS units

  • Computer speakers

  • Video game consoles and cartridges

  • Laptop computers

Colgate® Oral Care Recycling Program (box at the Library)

Program accepted waste: Toothpaste tubes and caps, toothbrushes, toothpaste cartons, toothbrush outer packaging, and floss containers.

Please note: Electric toothbrushes, battery toothbrushes, and/or their parts are not recyclable through the program.

ColorCycle Marker Recycling (box at the Library)

Alkaline Batteries (at Town Hall or Enzo's Garage)
Textiles (at the Johnson School)
The Johnson School now has a collection bin for fabric and textiles in any condition. It is outside the school building and accessible at any time. Please review the flyer below.

Hours:

Tuesday

Wednesday

Thursday

Friday

Saturday

Sunday

Monday 

10am to 7pm

10am to 5pm

10am to 7pm

10am to 5pm

12pm to 4pm

closed

closed

Address:

15 Pleasant Street

Nahant, MA 01908

781-581-0306

nahant.circ@gmail.com

 

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