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Responsibly Dispose with
CHaRM: Collection of Hard to Recycle Materials

Pre-register now to bring collection to your town starting July 2024

CHaRM Pre-register

Fill the gap left by traditional recycling with CHaRM. Recycle or reuse countless materials typically destined for the landfill. We partner with trusted organizations to ensure each material has the best possible end use.

What We Collect

Plastic Recycling
Clothing Donation and Textile Recycling
Electronics Recycling
Coffee Pods
Toy Donation
Styrofoam Recycling
Cartons
Dog Food Recycle

How It Works

1
Sort Your Items Into Separate Bags
Pre sort your material into separate bags for plastics, electronics, textile recycling, donations, and TerraCycle Zero Waste Bags. View the detailed list of acceptable items. Questions? View our FAQ here.

2
Book Your Pick Up
With a subscription plan you'll receive a text and email alerting you of your next collection date and to confirm your pick up and recyclable items in your online account.
3
We Pick Up AND RECYCLE YOUR ITEMS
Set your bags out the morning of your scheduled pick up. We ensure the material gets to our trusted partners and has the best end use.

Collection Options

one Time
Pick-up $30
Hop on one of our routes...

$30 for three brown paper bags, pre sorted with electronics, textiles, or donations

ADD ON:
Small Terracycle Zero Waste Bag
Large Terracycle Zero Waste Bag
for each additional brown paper bag with electronics, textiles or donations
$7+ for Add On Electronics Items


Subscription Plan
 ($125 Value)
Includes:
  • 4 pick ups per year of 3 bags (provided), each filled with one type of item: electronics, textile recycling, or donation.
  • 1 Large TerraCycle Zero Waste Bag - 24"x24"*
  • 1 Small TerraCycle Zero Waste Bag - 10"x13"*
  • Additional TerraCycle bags can be purchased at 20% off before each pick up.
  • Add-on electronic items
  • Add-on an additional electronic, textile or donation bag.


*Only included in first subscription period, does not automatically replenish yearly

CHaRM Pre-register

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TerraCycle Zero Waste Bag

We partner with TerraCycle, an innovative recycling company that finds creative ways to deal with hard to recycle items. TerraCycle Pick Up is available to residents in MA only through Black Earth CHaRM. 

Each Zero Waste Bag can contain one category of waste, such as all plastic packaging, beauty products, styrofoam, pet food packaging and more. Available in two sizes. Add on to a one time or subscription pick up.

Zero Waste Bag Categories
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Environmental Action with Convenience in Mind

By subscribing, you gain access to a hassle-free solution for responsibly disposing of hard-to-recycle items. Our quarterly or monthly pickups are intended to integrate environmentally conscious behaviors seamlessly into your daily life. 

With an online portal and automated text and email reminders we make it easy to avoid the landfill and breathe new life into your unwanted items. 

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Acceptable Material

The extensive list of items you are able to divert from the trash with CHaRM are accepted presorted into 5 categories:

  • Plastic Bags and Films
  • Electronics Recycling
  • Textile Recycling
  • Donation
  • TerraCycle Zero Waste Bags

View the detailed list to see what can go in each bag.

Service Questions? View our FAQ page

CHaRM Acceptable Items

The Best Possible End Use

Electronics: Recycling and refurbishing electronics allows reuse of precious metals and other limited natural resources that can be difficult, destructive, and energy-consuming for society to obtain. Ensure your used electronics and their components are recycled in a responsible manner!

Textile Recycling:
1. High quality goods are sent to thrifts stores
2. Lower quality goods are sent to developing nations
3. Lowest quality is shredded for industrial purposes

Donations:
Donations are distributed to non profits and thrift stores.

TerraCycle:
Terracycle partners with numerous organizations to ensure all materials sent to them are recycled responsibility. For more information: Terracycle Recycling