updated March 14, 2023

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You are welcome to leave any of the following, most of which is not allowed in Somerville's curbside recycling, on my Davis Square porch for me to ship to Terracycle for recycling and, in doing so, get a little money for Somerville Arts for Youth, Inc.



·         New: a program that accepts all brands of hair tools and appliances (including hair dryers, curling irons, and styling irons) plus programs for amika, Diva, Good Chemistry, LILYSILK, Paula’s Choice Skincare, ShiKai, and Supergoop!

·         Discontinued: the program that accepted all brands of haircare and skincare packaging; the program that accepted cookware, bakeware, and cutlery; and the programs for Barilla, Halls, and L.O.L. Surprise! brands

·         Money for SAY!: When shipments are made to most of these programs (currently all except the one that takes food storage containers), we get “Recycling Rewards” that can be redeemed twice a year for a non-profit organization. We have already redeemed 20,000 of our points to get $200 for Somerville Arts for Youth and will soon be redeeming another 1,000 points for a $100 June payment.

·         Although I have never had any Gerber stuff to ship, being registered as a public drop-off spot for that collection got me entered into a raffle for $50 worth of Gerber food – which I won! The items were given to the Somerville Homeless Coalition.


I am registered for programs which take ALL BRANDS of the following items:

I am also registered for programs which only accept THEIR OWN BRANDS: