Wachusett Region Recycling Events – 10/30/10


Jordan’s Furniture is holding its 16th annual Coats for Kids drive from October 16, 2010 to January 8, 2011. Gently-used Mens, Womens, Childrens, and Infants coats can be dropped off at any Jordan’s Furniture or Anton’s Cleaners location. Anton’s will accept donations from collection drives held at schools, churches, and other  community or corporate organizations. Coats should be in wearable condition without any rips or tears. The  Coats for Kids‘ School Rewards™ program awards the three elementary and middle schools who collect the most coats a range of prizes, including school furnishings, supplies, pizza or sundae party, or cash. Contact Danielle Kemp at (617) 328-0069 ext. 26 or by email for more information.

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Starting in September 2010, the Wachusett Watershed Regional Recycling Center (WWRRC), 131 Raymond Huntington Highway, West Boylston, MA will be open from  3-5pm every Wednesday afternoon and from 8-11 am on the THIRD Saturday morning of each month. The next hazardous waste collection will be held on November 20, 2010 from 8am to 11am. Residents of Boylston, Holden, Paxton, Princeton, Rutland, Sterling, and West Boylston, MA are eligible to use the facility. Consult the WWRRC website for the list of items they accept and the related fees.

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Another electronics recycling will be held on Saturday, October 30, 2010 at St. Mary’s Church, Princeton St. Jefferson, MA from 9am to 2pm. Many types of electronic items (computer hard drives, monitors, printers, faxes, TVs, VCRs, DVD players, and more) will be collected for a fee.

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Sterling’s Friends of the Library group is looking for donations of gently-used children’s books for its ongoing book sale. Donations can be dropped off at the main desk of the Conant Public Library, 4 Meetinghouse Hill Road, Sterling, MA during business hours.

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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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Non-perishable food items can be donated at the following places:

Unopened non-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 are collection boxes near the registers at the Big Y on Reservoir Street, Holden, MA and inside the Holden Senior Center, 1130 Main Street, Holden, MA, for packaged Wachusett Food Pantry donations.

Food donations can be brought to St. Patrick’s (290 Main Street, Rutland, MA) and the First Congregational Churches (264 Main Street, Rutland, MA) any time.

The West Boylston Community Food Pantry, 26 Central St., is looking for donations of paper products, like toilet paper and paper towels, as well as food items. The pantry is open every third Tuesday from 3 to 6 p.m for donation dropoffs.

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Paxton’s Emergency Management Team is looking for donations of items to used at an emergency shelter in the event of an disaster. Their budget did not allow for the purchase of these items. They are looking for children’s arts and craft items, coloring books and crayons in like-new condition, toiletries (unopened packages of soap, toothbrushes, toothpaste, small unopened bottles of shampoo, etc), canned fruit, packaged energy/power bars. They are looking for other items people are less likely to have on hand that are not listed here. Call the team at (508) 791-6600 to arrange a drop-off of donated items or find out what else they need.

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