Green Acton's Annual Drop & Swap

The Drop & Swap was a free event for the years 2010 - 2012; an opportunity for the community to recycle and repurpose usable items. Green Acton volunteers and vendors were available one day a year in the Spring to collect items during the Drop & Swap. Vendors provided a convenient way for residents to donate items such as books, clothing, and household items and to recycle plastics and electronics. The electronics recycling was through an E-steward vendor; plastics recycling included plastics that could not be recycled through the transfer station. In the last year, 2012 we added large-scale document shredding

Conant School

Once Per Year is Not Enough

The Drop & Swap organizing team has decided to refocus on making opportunities like this to reuse furniture, electronics, small household items, clothes, books, toys, dishes and children’s equipment available on a more year-round basis, in cooperation with the Town of Acton. This is going to take some time, so please stand by for news.


If you can't wait, please contact our former vendors directly

Bikes not Bombs will take bicycles in good condition for a small fee.

Big Brothers Big Sisters will take a wide variety of clothing and furniture items.

Conigliaro Inc. was our full-service plastics recycler — including car seats and polystyrene (i.e., Styrofoam). A small per-fee or per-weight fee. 

Household Goods Recycling of Massachusetts will take a wide variety of goods, including non-upholstered furniture, as well as mattresses in usable condition.

More Than Words will accept books, CDs, DVDs and videos.

Metech Recycling  conducts responsible electronic recycling; recycling old monitors and computers with the costs less than, for example, the Town’s service at the Transfer Station.

ProShred will provide onsite document shredding (3 box maximum).

And please consider using Acton Freecycle, an email-based way to offer and receive free goods that would otherwise get thrown out.