How to donate or recycle just about anything

Recyclopedia: Can I recycle it?

(Please note that this is a tool used state-wide courtesy of the Mass. Dept. of Environmental Protection. Some items may refer you back to Lexington's Environmental Services Division for guidance.)

Curbside trash and recycling in bins



Recycling paper, glass, metal, plastic, cardboard and yard waste

Curbside recycling by EL Harvey

Plastic single-use grocery bagRecycling plastic bags, plastic film, bubble wrap & plastic wrappers

All of these items can be put in the collection bins at grocery and department stores like Target and WalMart.

See for more information and locations.

Old gas grill
Dropoff recycling at the Hartwell Avenue Composting Facility

See the full list of items that can be taken to the Composting Facility


baby sweaterDonating Gently-Used items

Charities you can donate items to, including:
   • clothing
   • furniture
   • household goods


Pile of old clothesRecycling shoes, clothing and other textiles

Options for curbside and dropoff textile recycling


Recycling other household items

Visit the Mass Department of Environmental Protection's online RecycleSearch