Do not put usable items in the trash. We pay by the ton for everything that ends up in that trash truck. See the options below for finding new homes for usable items. If you don’t see what you have on this list, call the Recycling Office (978-250-5203). Also, try Freecycle - it's a great way to give away things that might otherwise end up in the trash. The Massachusetts Department of Environmental Protection has links to different organizations that accept items for reuse.