Published May 23, 2024

NORTH READING — The Mt. Carmel Chapter Order of Eastern Star is hosting its biannual Electronic Recycling Day this Saturday, May 25, from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Masonic Lodge, 283 Park St.

Anything with a plug is accepted for various fees including the following:

  • Small electronics: $5 each – computer towers, scanners, VCRs, printers, copiers, DVD players, stereo equipment, lighting, vacuums, answering machines, faxes, speakers, compact disc players, circuit boards, radios, record players, modems, word processors, fans, video equipment, game console, Xboxes, tape players, typewriters, etc.
  • Appliances: dishwasher, dryer, stove: $20 Microwaves: (small) $10, (large) $20
  • Lawn mowers: $20
  • Snow blowers: $40
  • TVs and monitors/flat panel monitors: 18” to 26”: $20; 27” to 35”: $25; Over 35” and Projection TVs: $40
  • AC: $25; Dehumidifiers: $20
  • Refrigerators: (dorm) $20, (large): $40
  • Grills: $20 and empty propane tanks: $10
  • Exercise equipment: $20-$40; weight sets: $10
  • No charge items: There is  no charge to drop off batteries for cars, boats, lawn mowers or motorcycles or for any keyboards, cables, wires or cell phones.


Recycle any bicycles, minibikes and mopeds (working or non-working) for free. Bring any type or size of unwanted, old or new bicycle and it will be reused again (mountain, road, BMX, cruiser). The goal is to keep them from being thrown out when they can be reused.

For those unable to drop off bicycles a volunteer can pick them up. Contact Kim at 978-979-0378 to make arrangements