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Thanks to a generous grant from the Khurshed Bhumgara Fund at the Northwest Connecticut Community Foundation, WEC has the opportunity to purchase and place a dozen TerraCycle Zero Waste boxes in Washington.

These boxes allow residents to recycle "hard to recycle items" that are not permitted in the Single Stream Recycling program. Terracycle is able to separate and repurpose these items into new products. This prevents these items from ending up in landfills and harming the environment in various ways.

Please see below to find out which boxes are available, and where you can find them.


Shoes & Footwear

Location: Washington Town Hall

Find the box on the front steps or right inside Town Hall (depending on events or weather).

Drop off used shoes in ANY condition! Not accepted: in-line skates and ski boots.

Oral Care Products

Location: First Congregational Church of Washington

Drop off used toothbrushes, empty toothpaste containers (including caps), and floss containers.


garden products - Box is full! Thank you!

Location: Washington Supply Company

Bring garden products such as: empty mulch/soil/sand/fertilizer bags, small planters, wind chimes, hose and sprinkler nozzles, small garden tools.

Please try to bring only small items and flatten if possible so we can make the most of the box. Thank you! 

Art Supplies

Location: After School Arts Program

Is it something you can buy at an art supply store? Then you can recycle it here!


Alkaline batteries - BOX is full! Thank you!!

Location: Washington Farmers' Market (Saturdays)

Alkaline batteries ARE recyclable, but it is expensive to do so. Therefore, many recyclers do not accept these batteries.

You may bring your used alkaline batteries to Community Day. PLEASE TAPE THE ENDS TO PREVENT CURRENT TRANSFER!! (Any type of tape is fine.)

Please, no lithium or rechargeable batteries!

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