Reuse Opportunities

2023 Slide Show Intro

Broken Items
Bring them to the Repair Café so that they can be fixed. Click here for the 2023 Repair Cafe schedule. 

Textiles - More than Just Clothing
Salvation Army and Baystate Textile boxes are located at the transfer station. As long as they are clean and dry, you can donate the following textiles in any condition:

Clothing (including Socks, Undergarments, Bras, etc.)Fabric / Material ScrapsStuffed Animals and Soft ToysBedding (Pillows, Comforters, Sheets, Pillow Cases, Blankets, etc.)Table Linens
FootwearRagsBackpacksCurtains / Draperies Towels / Wash Cloths

Styrofoam Peanuts
They are reused by residents and local business. A collection box is located at the transfer station.

Leaves, Brush, Grass Clippings
Bring them to the transfer station. The brush will be chipped, and the leaves and clippings will be composted. Compost and wood chips are free for residents.

The Lion’s Club has collection boxes in the Library, Senior Center, and Town Hall (entrance by the Tax Collector’s office).

Furniture & Working Appliances
Only items that need no repair and are in good condition. Contact WAIM. Their number is 860-456-7270. 

Workable, Usable Items
Workable, usable items can be dropped off or picked up in the swap-shop (download a printable flyer), at the Transfer Station, or taken to WAIM. Their number is 860-456-7270.

  • Small household items
  • Toys
  • Books

Building materials
There is a reuse area next to the scrap metal container at the Transfer Station where larger usable items, including building materials, can be placed. The ReCONNstruction Center in New Britain, Connecticut accepts used, in good condition building materials. Contact them at 860-597-3390.

Two collection containers - Discover Books and Salvation Army - are located at the Transfer Station.

Electronic forums abound for trading or selling used items. Try Storrs Freecycle  or Buy Nothing Mansfield - items are traded for free.