Reuse & Recycle

Remember the impact of the Re's in order from greatest to least: Refuse > Reduce > Reuse (including Repair) > Recycle - see Waste Reduction for more information

If you are delivering items or having them picked up, consider coordinating with your neighbors to use a single trip

Recycling and trash information for the Town of Hopkinton

Massachusetts law prevents certain items from being included in the trash including recyclable paper, plastics, glass, leaves, textiles, electronics, white metal, and mattresses. 

Where you can give or get items for extended life or responsible disposal

Books, CDs, DVDs - the public library or St. Paul's on Wood St. drop off bin 

Can and bottle redemption (the ones with the $.05 or more on the label)

Christmas trees - are collected by Boy Scout Troop 4

Clothing - see Multiple Items and Textiles

Coats - seasonal collection drives:

Consignment shops are a great way to find used items and sell or donate them for others to use - do an online search for locations and hours

Contact lenses - expired or unused packs can be recycled at Hopkinton Vision Center or Hopkinton Eye Associates

Electronics recycling or trade-in

Eyeglasses - donate used eyeglasses via dropboxes in town, sponsored by the Hopkinton Lions Club: see locations here

Furniture - see Multiple items

Hazardous waste items must be saved and disposed of safely

Household items - see Multiple items and Textiles

Legos - try getting, donating or reselling locally first, but if you can't, return used bricks to the LEGO company

Local online exchanges to get and give/sell items


Multiple items if you have a lot to disperse at once or have big, hard to dispose of items:

Packaging - foam and peanuts may be accepted by Storopack, 125 Flanders Road, Westborough, Phone - 800 827 7225 or email 

Plastic bags & plastic film recycling - Single use plastic bags and stretchy plastic (called film) can be dropped off at the Price Chopper bin (where the cans and bottles are), as well as at other  locations

Refrigerator / Freezers - Schedule a free pick up from Mass Save

Sneakers - HHS Girl Scout Troop 65294 repurposes sneakers via Take your used sneakers to bins at Jump Start Physical Therapy (Natick), PR Running (Westboro), and Resilience Fitness (Hopkinton)

Sporting equipment

Textile donations

Styrofoam - may be accepted at Polyfoam in Northbridge - 2357 Providence Road, Door #7. Call first - (508) 234-6323

Toys and Stuffed Animals

Yard and rummage sales are great places to get and to give

More info and options

See how your recylables are processed


Rather than discard things that are no longer in the condition you need, try repairing them