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Posted by Trufant Real Estate on 2/18/2018

Household recycling has become easier than ever. Many towns and cities offer free recycling pickup, and even private waste management companies are implementing recycling programs.

There are a number of advantages to recycling. It helps protect the environment by reducing the amount of waste and making it easier to reuse raw materials. But, recycling is also advantageous to homeowners who donít want to pay hefty fees for trash pickup when they can often recycle for free.

One of the more difficult aspects of household recycling is the learning curve of actually learning what is and isnít recyclable. Homeowners might think something is recyclable because itís made from plastic, only to find out later that itís a specific type of plastic that canít be recycled. On the other hand, you might be throwing some items in the garbage, filling up your bin each week when you could be recycling it instead.

In this article, weíre going to talk about some of the lesser known items you could be recycling. Weíll also cover some items you shouldnít throw in your recycling bin, and give you tips on how to tell which is which.

Things that shouldnít find their way into your recycling bin

Itís easy to assume that just because something looks like paper, plastic, or glass, that it can be tossed into your recycling bin. However, that isnít always the case. Look out for these items that may not be recyclable in your area.

  • Used paper food containers. Pizza boxes are one of the biggest culprits that end up in recycling bins when they shouldnít be. Items like paper food containers, use paper towels, and paper plates are all soiled with grease and other food residue making them ineligible for recycling.

  • Those glossy drink cartons made from unknown materials. Thereís a good chance that if you canít find a recycling logo on it somewhere it canít be recycled. However, a growing number of cities are accepting milk cartons, so be sure to check on the rules in your area.

  • Plastic shopping bags. Those flimsy bags that you get from the supermarket? You canít recycle those. As a result, many cities and stores are encouraging the use of reusable shopping bags. If you forget your bags at home, however, fear not: many supermarkets now accept your used plastic bags to be recirculated.

So that eliminates a lot of common household waste from being recycled. However, there are plenty of items you might not be aware of that can be tossed into the recycling bin.

Lesser known recyclable items around the house

Even if something isnít eligible for curbside recycling doesnít mean you should just toss it into the trash. There are many items that you can drop off or donate. Here are just a few items that are likely sitting in your house right now:

  • Old cell phones and electronics. Our gadgets are becoming obsolete at an ever-increasing rate. That means many of us have a lot of old tech junk sitting in boxes in our basements. The good news is that several stores accept free drop-offs of old electronics for reuse and recycling.

  • Mattresses and furniture. Large items like mattresses and old furniture are a pain to get rid of. Theyíre also likely useful to someone out there. For mattresses and box springs, try contacting retailers to see if they reuse them for materials. Furniture that is still in usable condition can be placed on Craigslist or donated to a thrift store like Goodwill or Salvation Army.

  • Oil and ink. Run out of ink in your printer? Online retailers will often pay you for your old cartridges. Also, if you recently changed your oil, drop it off at an auto parts store to be recycling into other automotive materials.




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Posted by Trufant Real Estate on 2/14/2018


5 Icehouse Ln, Rockland, MA 02370

Single-Family

$429,000
Price

8
Rooms
4
Beds
2/1
Full/Half Baths
Is this the home you have been waiting for? Nice size colonial on cul-de-sac with other well kept homes. Upstairs has 4 generous size bedrooms with ample closet space. Master bedroom with double closet and full bath. First floor has a nice flow for entertaining. Off the kitchen is a sunroom with sliding windows which leads to composite decking overlooking the backyard. You will be surprised when you enter the oversized garage which can take you directly to the unfinished basement. The basement is huge and if you choose to finish would be an amazing amount of living space. The convenience to the commuter rail, shopping and restaurants all within 4 miles makes it worth it, and don't forget Dairy Queen. The sellers decided not to paint or replace carpet so new owner could make this home into something special. Open House on Saturday 11-1
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Posted by Trufant Real Estate on 2/14/2018


5 Icehouse Ln, Rockland, MA 02370

Single-Family

$429,000
Price

8
Rooms
4
Beds
2/1
Full/Half Baths
Is this the home you have been waiting for? Nice size colonial on cul-de-sac with other well kept homes. Upstairs has 4 generous size bedrooms with ample closet space. Master bedroom with double closet and full bath. No hardwood under carpet which does need to be replaced. First floor has a nice flow for entertaining. Off the kitchen is a sunroom with sliding windows which leads to composite decking overlooking the backyard. You will be surprised when you enter the oversized garage which can take you directly to the unfinished basement. The basement is huge and if you choose to finish would be an amazing amount of living space. The convenience to the commuter rail, shopping and restaurants all within 4 miles makes it worth it, and don't forget Dairy Queen. The sellers decided not to paint or replace carpet so new owner could make this home into something special. Open House on Saturday 11-1
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Posted by Trufant Real Estate on 2/14/2018


295 Summit Road, Abington, MA 02351

Single-Family

$619,900
Price

12
Rooms
5
Beds
2/1
Full/Half Baths
Photos are coming. This 12 room 5 bedroom 2 and 1/2 bath colonial was built in 1965 and is situated on a lot size of .66 acres and is being sold with an additional lot to make a total lot size of 2.19 acres. There are hardwood floors throughout, three fireplaces, and front and rear staircases. The kitchen has been updated and has a cook-top as well as a wall oven. The boiler has five zones and was recently replaced. The roof was replaced about 2 years ago. First floor laundry room. Some crown molding and wainscoting throughout. 24 x 24 attached two car garage with storage above. In addition to everything this home has to offer, there is also a huge trex deck overlooking a pebble tech gunite salt water in-ground heated pool. Convenient location in between Abington and Weymouth train stations, and close to highway. Come take a look and see if you want to make this house your home.
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Posted by Trufant Real Estate on 2/13/2018

This Single-Family in Rockland, MA recently sold for $75,000. This Bungalow style home was sold by - Trufant Real Estate.


67R Rear Hartsuff Street, Rockland, MA 02370

Single-Family

$129,900
Price
$75,000
Sale Price

4
Rooms
1
Beds
1
Baths
Unique floor plan with the main level consisting of a living room, a bedroom, and an additional room that could be a den or bedroom. Kitchen is in lower level. Kitchen has dishwasher, electric stove, older cabinets. Bathroom also in lower level and has a shower stall and pedestal sink. Main level has carpeted living room and bedroom. Closets have hardwood so it is expected that these rooms may too. Mostly older windows with a few vinyl replacement. Condition of private sewer is unknown - ask about possible options to replacing septic






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