Treasure Chest Volunteer Committee

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Treasure Chest


205 Queen Anne Rd., Harwich, MA 02645



The purpose of the Treasue Chest is to provide a place where useable items can be diverted from the waste stream and be made available to others in our community.  Items can be picked up by individuals for their use or by charitable organizations for their clients. No charge is made to drop off acceptable items, nor is any charge made when individuals pick up items.


The Treasure Chest is staffed by volunteers and is open to the public on each Saturday and Sunday from 9am to 3pm throughout the year, except on Christmas day and New Years day, or due to inclement weather.


The Treasure Chest accepts most items: clothes for all ages, shoes, toys and games, most furniture, lamps, housewares(dishes, glasses, pots, pans etc.), small kitchen appliances, books, tools, rugs, radios, clocks, etc.

We do not accept items that are broken or stained, TV and TV cabinets, stereo speakers, computers, printers, scanners, particle board furniture, disassembled furniture, encyclopedia sets, Christmas trees, gas grills and propane tanks, rims and tires, cribs, mattresses, large appliances(stoves, refrigerators, washers, dryers), snowthrowers, riding lawn mowers, toilets, sleep sofas, car batteries, air conditioners, children car seats, playpens, large or heavy furniture, treadmills, weapons, or any hazardous materials. Many of these items can be brought to the transfer station.


Over the last year, the Treasure Chest, with the tremendous support of the DPW Director, Link Hooper, has made a number of improvements to the operation of the Treasure Chest. New operational guidelines have been developed, traffic flow has been improved with the creation of two lanes, the exit gate has been repaired, additional clothes racks have been donated for outside display of clothes during good weather, and additional parking has been created. New table tops have been installed for display of items that are placed outside – thanks go to the Chatham-Harwich Newcomers Woodworking Group for their efforts in making those.

In addition, more improvements are under consideration in an effort to better serve our community.


Volunteers are needed to staff the Treasure Chest. If interested in getting more information about this community service, please contact Tom Caruso, Treasure Chest Chair at 508-430-2712 or via email at

Board Members

Name Title
Mark Koopman Member (June 2018)
Sheila Eldredge Member (June 2020)
Eric Fahle Member (2018)
Berry Jones Member (2018)
Elizabeth Watkins Member (2019)
Tom Caruso Member (2020)
Heather Bolinder Member (2019)
Mella Navickas Alternate Member (June 2019)
Jannell M. Brown Selectmen's Liaison
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