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What it is, and where to take it:
The city of Montgomery's Sanitation Department offers opportunities to get rid of unwanted items twice a month.
On the first and third Saturday's of the month, Sanitation sets up at 13 locations across the city to accept items such as furniture, debri, tires (limit of 4) etc. For a complete list of locations and rules on dropping items off: CLICK HERE
APPLIANCES: new and used household appliances can be taken to the Habitat for Humanity ReStore
BATTERIES: drop used batteries of all kinds off at Battery Source locations. Visit their website to find the location closest to you: CLICK HERE
Rechargeable Batteries can be dropped off at bins in the front of Lowe's stores, and at Best Buy locations.
BUILDING MATERIALS: new and used building materials can be taken to your local Habitat for Humanity ReStore.
CARDBOARD: contact your local Lowe's store to find out how they can help you recycle your extra cardboard. Mt. Scrap Materials and McInnis Recycling centers also accept cardboard.
CELL PHONES: drop cell phones off at any cell phone provider store location, any Best Buy, or any Lowe's (bins located at the front of Lowe's stores) .
CLOTHING: gently used clothing items can be taken to Goodwill drop off locations, the Catholic Social Services Thrift Store, or the Friendship Mission Thrift Store.
Women's clothing items in new or like new condition can be considered for consignment at Repeat Performance.
COOKING GREASE: can be saved and dropped off at any of the Grecycle containers placed around Montgomery. Find a list by visiting the Grecycle website: CLICK HERE
ELECTRONICS: you can drop off the following electronics at Best Buy locations:
TV and video, computers and tablets, cell phones and radios, appliances, ink and toner, rechargeable batteries, audio equipment, music and movies, video games and gadgets, cameras and camcorders, car audio, car video, and gps. For details on specific items: CLICK HERE
Any electronics with a plug can be recycled at McInnis Recycling center on Thursdays from 8AM-2PM. They do not charge for regular electronics, but they may ask for a donation which is optional. However, there is a $10 charge for old TVs and CRTs that have the old tubes in them.
EYEGLASSES: drop your old eye glasses off at any optician.
HOUSEHOLD ITEMS: consider taking your new or gently used household items to a Goodwill drop off, the Catholic Social Services Thrift Store, or the Friendship Mission Thrift Store.
Appliances, AC window units, furniture, flooring, new carpet and padding, doors, electrical items, hardware, plumbing items, lumber, lighting, storm windows and doors, windows, roofing materials and gutters, drywall material, and new duct work can all be donated to the Habitat for Humanity ReStore
INK CARTRIDGES: Office Depot and Best Buy will accept your used ink cartridges
LIGHTBULBS: Lowe's stores have bins at the front to turn in your flourescent light bulbs (CFL's).
METAL: Sabel Steel will accept scrap metal items.
Newell Recycling will accept ferrous and non-ferrous metals, as well as stainless and alloys, find a complete list HERE.
Capital Recycling will accept non-ferrous metals such as: stainless steel, copper, brass, and aluminum.
PACKING MATERIALS: drop off your packing materials, such as styrofoam packing peanuts, at any UPS location.
PAINT: for full or almost full containers, consider taking your paint to the Habitat for Humanity ReStore.
If you have an empty, or almost empty, container your only resource is to throw it away- as there are not currently recycling options.
Please note that the paint in the can must be completely dry before throwing it away.
Ways to dry your paint more quickly: throw sand or kitty litter into the can, or purchase Krud Kutter paint hardener from your local home improvement store.
PAPER: paper products can be recycled at McInnis Recycling center and Mt. Scrap Materials.
PLASTICS: # 5 plastic bottles can be dropped off at Whole Foods locations in the bins labeled: Preserve Gimme 5
Plastic shopping bags can be dropped off in bins at the front of Lowe's stores- also typically grocery stores, such as Publix, have bins at the front of their stores for recycling plastic shopping bags.
#1 and # 2 plastics can be recycled at Mt. Scrap.
SHRINK WRAP: Lowe's stores have a recycling program that accepts used shrink wrap. Contact your local Lowe's today to find out how.
WOOD PALLETS: Lowe's stores have a recycling program that accepts used wood pallets. Contact your local Lowe's today to find out how.