This directory began as a list compiled by Debby Slavitt and members of the Northampton ReUse Committee to help people find homes for things the ReCenter Swap Shop couldn’t accept. The list came to me when I was interning for Susan Waite at the Northampton Department of Public Works. After adding to it, I eventually turned the list into this website.
Who Takes What continues to grow thanks to contributions from Debby, Susan, and the many people who contact me with suggestions and ideas. If you discover an error or think of a resource I could add to the directory, please let me know, and we’ll be working together to keep usable things out of the landfill. I’m looking for organizations in Western Massachusetts that accept items for reuse, repair broken items, or recycle materials not included in standard curbside recycling programs.
Note: The recycling resources included in the directory supplement the standard recycling offered by municipalities. For information about recycling paper, cardboard, and containers, I recommend contacting your city or town.
The information on this site is up-to-date as of April 2017.