Helping area businesses and organizations reduce their environmental impacts and operating costs through education, collaboration and technical assistance.

The Great Exchange program repurposes 50-75 tons of materials annually and has prevented nearly 600 tons of materials from being “wasted!”  Contact the Center if your facility has unneeded items, material, furniture, equipment, etc. that could benefit another organization. Make better use of resources and save money with avoided disposal / purchase costs.


Additional program results and info. are available on the TGE Results page.

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Day care facilities, schools and area children’s museums greatly appreciate donated supplies!

12”x 19” foam boards

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"Reduce, Reuse and Recycle is a big thing in our museum. With the help from The Great Exchange, and the continued commitment from companies like ISS,Parker, Cains and Eglomise Designs, we can teach our visitors that recycling is more than just something we do at home. We all have a commitment to our earth to keep it a clean and happy place." - Alisha Morelli-Mulvaney, Explorer, The Discovery Museums

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Looking for something?  If you are in need of an item or material that local facilities might have available to donate, let us know and we will spread the word!  Some materials are available on an ongoing basis, some are limited quantity. Let the Devens Eco-Efficiency Center know what you have or could use by emailing or calling 978-772-8831 x3304.


The possibilities are endless – everything has “treasure” potential! Here’s a great example: watch this heart-warming trainer for a feature movie of a remarkable musical orchestra in Paraguay, where young musicians play instruments made from trash:

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     Bubble Wrap                           12”x 19” foam boards     

Packing peanuts                          10”x 7” bubble envelopes

"It is amazing how everyone here at Parker Aerospace has 'bought into' the recycling (re-purposing) of our packaging items, like the egg crates, bubble wrap and wood skids!  It requires so little effort on our part, saves our company disposal fees and also

follows our Corporate Policy for Environmental Stewardship.  

We appreciate the opportunity to participate with The Great Exchange." - Philip M. Baker, Subcontract Procurement Specialist Parker Hannifin Corporation, Devens

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Like-new Pedaflex folders

Guest chairs—gently used, great shape.

Craft boards (various sizes)

Land-line phones

Clean fiberboard barrels with covers

5 gal. plastic pails with handle and cover

More plastic pails in various sizes

1.5”x 1.5” closeable plastic cases

96 gal. totes—for Businesses and Organizations only

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24”x 36” foam sheets

Foam wheels.

Display turnstile stands—new (3 sizes)

Plastic Trays (13.5”x18.25”)

8.5”x11” card stock w/ colored frame inset