Welcome to the Beyond the Bin Recycling Directory for Massachusetts! Do you have worn clothing, outdated electronics or other items that don't belong in your household recycling bin? Don't throw them away. Find out where to recycle, reuse, or repurpose them in Massachusetts by entering the material(s) you want to recycle in the search box above. Do not use the word "waste" in your search. Set your location by clicking on the "Pin" icon in the black header at the top of the page on the right hand side, enter your location, select the location from the dropdown box and then click "Set Location." Click on the blue "Search" button and the search results for your area should appear.
Frequently Asked Questions
Who runs this directory?
This directory is administered by the Massachusetts Department of Environmental Protection, the state agency charged with protecting public health and the environment. Our goal is to increase recycling and waste diversion in the Commonwealth of Massachusetts by helping you find ways to recycle items that don’t go in your recycling bin.
If I need to recycle traditional materials (paper, cardboard, bottles, and cans), do I use this directory?
This Beyond the Bin Directory is meant to help you recycle unique and hard-to-handle items that don't go in your recycling bin or recycling cart. While some of the outlets listed in this directory may accept material that have traditionally been handled by municipal recycling programs (such as paper, cardboard, bottles, cans, etc.), many of the outlets listed here do not accept these materials. To find out about recycling traditional recyclables, please check your municipal recycling web site or contact your local Department of Public Works before using this Beyond the Bin Directory. MassDEP provides an alphabetical listing of municipal recycling programs.
How do I add a listing, update a listing or suggest improvements to this Directory?
Click on the "Join" button to add a listing and follow the instructions. To update a listing or suggest improvements to the Directory, please email us using the "Email Us" button at the top left of this page. This Directory is in Beta test mode and we welcome comments or suggestions for improving it.