Recycling Details

Got stuff to Recycle? Save and Bring it April 28th 2018

These are the recycling vendors we have confirmed so far for the 2018 Festival. We will update the site when others are added so please check back πŸ™‚

Recycling AT the Festival on the Common:

Eye Glasses, Sunglasses, Hearing Aids, Coats & Pennies

Come by the Framingham Lions Club booth to donate these items:

  • Eye glasses through Recycle for Sight. We will accept prescription and reading glasses, sunglasses and plastic and metal frames. Children’s glasses are especially needed.
  • Hearing Aids
  • Used coats for children and adults for all seasons
  • Pennies for Pennies for Sight a program that supports people with eye diseases through the Massachusetts Lions Eye Research Fund.

Packing Peanuts & Packing Materials

At the Peanut Planet booth, drop off any clean, reusable packing materials free of charge. Please keep multiple bags or boxes of packing peanuts separate, if possible, which helps us when we sort the contents. For full details on this please check out this Informative PDF

We accept:

  • Packing Peanuts (all colors, shapes, and materials)
  • Bubble wrap
  • Air Pillows

We do NOT accept:

  • Large blocks of expanded polystyrene
  • other foam products such as coolers, takeout containers, or foam cups.

Old toothbrushes, toothpaste tubes, caps and boxes (Any Brand)

At the Atlantis Dental booth, you can drop off old your toothbrushes to be recycled. Atlantis Dental sends these items to a recycling company, which then gives them points to redeem to send money to a local nonprofit. Atlantis Dental works with the Framingham Police Department and all contributions will go towards the Special Olympics program.

Off site recycling the same day as the Festival

Bikes & Bike Parts, Tools, Accessories and Clothing

Swing by the Plymouth Church (87 Edgell Rd – across from the festival to drop off your old bike to Bikes Not Bombs. No need to inflate the tires or even dust them off! All donations are tax-deductible and tax receipts will be provided at the event. A $10 per bike cash donation is appreciated, which helps pay the shipping costs to send bikes overseas to our partners in Africa, Latin America, and the Caribbean. Where does your donated bike go? Read more about the exciting things BNB is doing with reclaimed bikes and parts.

We accept:

  • Bikes of all types (road, hybrid, mountain, BMX, tandem, etc.) and all sizes (adult, child, etc.)
  • Bike parts of any kind
  • Bike tools of any kind
  • Bike accessories (helmets, bags, lights, pumps, locks, etc.)
  • Cycling Clothing
  • Some broken stuff (e.g. cracked frame with usable components, worn tires, tubes with holes)

We do NOT accept:

  • Anything that has spent significant time out in the weather (and has rust)
  • Anything motorized
  • Kick scooters, tricycles, trail-a-bikes, or exercise equipment

National Prescription Drug Take Back Day

Do you have unused or expired medications? Don’t flush them down the toilet or throw them in the trash – both pose potential safety and health hazards. Instead, bring them to the Police Department on April 28th from 10am-12pm. As part of National Prescription Drug Take Back Day, the Framingham Police Department in concert with the Framingham Board of Health and Medical Reserve Corps will give the public an opportunity to recycle expired, unused, and unwanted prescription drugs. This event aims to provide a safe, convenient, and responsible means of disposing of prescription drugs, while also educating the general public about the potential for abuse of medications. Pills, patches, liquids or ointments are accepted for disposal in the lobby of the Police Department headquarters, 1 William Welch Way, from 10am-2pm on April 28th. The service is free and anonymous, no questions asked.