Recycling Details

Below are the details we had arranged for the 2020 festival that we had to cancel. We also had to cancel the 2021 festival but we hosting a clean up event on Saturday, April 17th. Details & Sign up:

Recycling AT the Festival on the Common:

At the Framingham Earth Day Festival sponsored recycling station, drop of any of the following items to be appropriately recycled:

  • Batteries (all types)
  • Baby Food Pouches
  • Brita filters
  • CDs, DVDs & jewel cases
  • Cell Phones
  • Coffee pods (K cups, nespresso, etc)
  • Contact lenses & blisters cases (NEW for 2020)
  • Light bulbs (all types)
  • Markers, pens, pencils & crayons (NEW for 2020)
  • Printer cartridges
  • Wine corks

Glasses, Hearing Aids, Coats, Yarn
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 will be donated to the Lions Club Hearing Aid Recycling Program (HARP), which provides affordable, refurbished hearing aids for individuals with limited financial resources.
  • Used coats for children and adults for all seasons.
  • Yarn, ribbon & embroidery floss

Old Toothbrushes, Toothpaste Tubes/Caps, and Boxes
At the Atlantis Dental booth, you can drop off old your toothbrushes, toothpaste tubes/caps and boxes 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.

Recycling across street from Festival at Plymouth Church, 87 Edgell Rd.

How about that old TV that you’ve been trying to sell on Craig’s list, or that computer sitting in your basement? Time to clean out space and have those products responsibly recycled! Items can be dropped off at the Data Recycling New England truck in the Plymouth Church parking lot (87 Edgell Rd., across the street from the festival). Framingham High School’s Global Student Leaders is partnering with Data Recycling New England to collect electronics as a fundraiser for their club. Please note, Because this is a fundraiser for the FHS Global Student Leaders, new fees will apply – see below for pricing details.

Suggested donation prices for Electronics recycling:
  • We accept:
    • TVs
      • Televisions below 24″ = $20/each
      • Televisions 24″ and up = $30/each
      • Wood, Console or Projection TVs = $35/each
    • Computer monitors
      • CRT tube monitors = $30/each
      • Flat screen monitors = $15/each
    • Mixed electronics – anything with a cord! = $5 per item, or $25 for as many items as you have
      • Computers, laptops, CPU boxes, drives, keyboards, mice, printers, servers, all computer parts and accessories
      • Camera/video and audio equipment, speakers, video games and consoles
      • Fax and copy machines
      • Cell phones
      • Wires, plugs, cords
    • Household appliances = $10/each
      • Toasters, microwaves, coffee pots
      • Irons, hair dryers
      • Air conditioners
    • White goods = $35/each
      • Refrigerators, freezers, stoves, dishwashers
      • Washers, dryers
      • Water heaters
    • Any Metal items (less than 8 ft. long) = $5/each
      • Metal desks, poles, pots
      • BBQ grills (no propane tanks)
    • Car Batteries = $5/each