Wachusett Region Recycling Events – 7/17/10

Electronic and appliances are being collected for recycling at Saint Richard’s Church, 4 Bridge St., Sterling, MA, from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, July 17, 2010.

The Wachusett Watershed Recycling Center (131 Raymond Huntington Highway, West Boylston, MA) will be open on Saturday, July 17, 2010, from 8am to 12pm,  to collect your unused paints, household chemicals, and other bulk items for a fee. Recycling is open to residents of Boylston, Holden, Paxton, Princeton, Rutland, Sterling, and West Boylston.

Donate hard cover and soft cover adult/children books to the Friends of the Gale Free Library (Holden, MA), the Friends of the Princeton Library or the Friends of Richards Memorial Library (Paxton, MA) for their 2010 annual books sales. Fiction and non-fiction books on any topic are welcome. They can be dropped off at the Gale Free Library, 23 Highland St (Route 31), Holden, MA during business hours, on the porch of Princeton’s Mechanics Hall (104 Main Street, Route 140, East Princeton, MA), or at Richards Memorial Library (44 Richards Ave, Paxton, MA) during business hours.

If you have non-perishable foods you’re not going to eat, why not donate them? Maybe you thought you’d try a new soup flavor but it doesn’t appeal to you now. Or you mistakenly bought crunchy, not smooth, peanut butter. Unopened perishable items and personal care items, such as toothbrushes and soap, can be donated at Herlihy Insurance in the Rutland Plaza, 83 Main Street, Rutland, MA, 2nd floor) and Rutland Pharmacy, 18 Maple Avenue, Rutland, MA. The Rutland Girls Scouts are holding this drive throughout 2010. There is also a collection box near the registers at the Big Y on Reservoir Street, Holden, MA for packaged Wachusett Food Pantry donations.

Contact Brian Wood, a Boy Scout with a troop from Sutton, MA to have your automobile, truck, motorcycle or boat’s lead acid battery picked up at your home and properly recycled by a company in Sterling, MA. His email address is: j.wood36@yahoo.com.


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