Broken ItemsBring them to the Repair Café so that they can be fixed.
Textiles - More than Just ClothingA Salvation Army box is located at the transfer station. As long as they are clean and dry, you can donate the following textiles to Salvation Army in any condition:
Styrofoam PeanutsThey are reused by residents and local business. A collection box is located at the transfer station.Leaves, Brush, Grass ClippingsBring 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.EyeglassesThe Lion's Club has collection boxes in the Library, Senior Center, and Town Hall (entrance by the Tax Collector's office).Furniture & Working AppliancesOnly items that need no repair and are in good condition. Contact WAIM. Their number is 860-456-7270.Workable, Usable ItemsWorkable, 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.
Building materialsThe ReCONNstruction Center in New Britain, Connecticut accepts used, in good condition building materials. Contact them at 860-597-3390BooksTwo collection containers - Big Hearted Books and Salvation Army - are located at the Transfer Station.
Electronic forums abound for trading or selling used items. Try the local Storrs Freecycle - items are traded for free.