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Reuse in New England: Donation Programs - Local and State Programs
August 2007

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A variety of local and state programs promote reuse, including swap shops and surplus inventory programs. The following are listings of New England State programs.

If you have questions or suggestions for additions/corrections to this list, contact:

Christine Beling (beling.christine@epa.gov)
EPA New England (SPP)
5 Post Office Square, Suite 100
Mail Code: OES04-1
Boston, MA 02109-3912
Phone: 617-918-1792

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Connecticut Department of Environmental Protection
Address: 79 Elm Street, Hartford, CT 06106-5127.
Phone: 860-424-3021
The DEP provides many pages on reuse activities, including links to material exchanges, opportunities for reuse in schools, and electronics reuse opportunities.


Maine State Planning Office (SPO)-Maine's Reusable Resource Centers
Address: 38 State House Station, 184 State Street, Augusta, ME 04333
Phone: 207-287-8934
The SPO provides a listing of organizations that accept and provide surplus materials for arts and crafts.


Cambridge Department of Public Works
Address: 147 Hampshire Street, Cambridge, MA 02139
Phone: 617-349-4800
Email: rmail@cambridgema.gov
The DPW provides a listing of recycling and reuse outlets for miscellaneous household items.

Massachusetts DEP recycling and reuse page
Address: 1 Winter St., Boston, MA 02108
Phone: 617-292-5500
Contact: John Crisley (john.crisley@state.ma.us)
Description: Has links for construction materials, electronics, food, surplus equipment.

Swap Shop Starter Kit: A Guide to Help Small Towns Start Reuse Programs at Transfer Stations
Address: CET, 112 Elm St., Pittsfield, MA 01201
Phone: 413-445-4556, 413-586-7350
Email: cet@cetonline.org
Description: Managed by the Center for Ecological Technology (CET), this kit provides case studies of successful municipal reuse centers, including budget information, site maps, and photos.  Email CET to obtain a copy.  The publication is called "Swap Depot Starter Kit for Small Towns, July 1999."

New Hampshire

New Hampshire Federal Surplus Property Office
Address: 144 Clinton St., Concord, NH 03301
Phone: 603-271-3241
Description: The FSPP collects surplus from the State's Government Offices and Programs. School districts, municipalities, as well as other approved agencies, may purchase from this program. Items valued under $100.00 are often sold to the public at a building called "The White Barn." For catalog listings/hours, call the number above.


Vermont Solid Waste Districts
Description: A number of Vermont's solid waste management districts have reuse facilities for their district members.

Vermont Surplus Property
Address: 375 River St., Montpelier, VT 05602
Phone: 802-828-3394
Contact: Terry Francis (terry.francis@state.vt.us)
Description: The State of Vermont has a Surplus Property Program. For more information, call the number above.
Contact: Terry Francis

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