Wachusett Area Recycling Events – 4/30/11


Here is a list of events happening this weekend:

~~An electronics recycling event is being held at St. Mary’s Church, 114 Princeton Street, Jefferson, MA. This is the same group who made the rounds last year and were in West Boylston last weekend. They may be coming other convenient locations in the coming weeks, so keep an eye out.

~~ReFoamIt‘s styrofoam recycling event is being held at  Grace Church, Framingham, MA, from 10am to 3pm. The drop-off site is located at 76 Salem End Rd., Framingham, MA, and anyone is able to participate. Materials that will be collected are: packing blocks (used to stabilize things like TV or computers in their boxes), packing peanuts, coffee cups that are pure polystyrene with no cardboard infused in it, meat trays and take-out containers, and even those large coolers that can be bought at grocery stores. Look for the recycling symbol 6 in the triangle with PS on it. They will also be collecting plastic forks, knives, and spoons, but keep these separate from the Styrofoam. ReFoamIt will also hold an event at Grace Church in Framingham on July 23rd and in Grafton on May 14th.

~~Rutland’s Town Wide Yard Sale will be held  rain or shine (or snow). Gather anything you want to get rid of and put a price on it.  Space will be made available on the town common for those on the outskirts of town.

~~The 2nd annual National Prescription Drug Take-Back Day is also this Saturday.  Any medication in pill, tablet, or capsule form will be collected. The collection runs from 10am to 2pm. Locally, collections will take place at the Rutland Police Department (242 Main St.) and Sterling Police Department (135 Leominster Road). Check the website for other  collection locations.

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Other upcoming events are:

The Wachusett Garden Club plant sale is scheduled for May 7, 2011 and they are looking for donations of plants. If you have overgrown plants of any kind in your yard, dig them up, divide them if needed, pot them, and donate them to the Club. Or contact the Club and they will come and do it for you. For more information call Lis Murphy at 978-464- 5932 for pick ups.

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The Sterling Garden Club is also looking for donations of plants from your garden beds for their sale on May 14, 2011. Club members will come and dig up plants if needed. Check their website to for contact information.

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The fifth annual Worcester: The City that Reads book drive hopes to collect 25,000 books that will be donated to schools and local organizations. Gently-used or new books will be collected through May 15, 2011. Keep an eye out for collection sites in the city of Worcester. For more information, call John or Anne-Marie Monfredo at (508) 853-3444.

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Donate your old point-and-shoot camera to the One-Shot Project before May 15, 2011. Cameras and equipment will be brought to Iraq to so that children ages 10-17 living in below average conditions can be given an artistic-vocational opportunity. Your working point-and-shoot camera can be mailed to the address below. See their website for information on postage payment assistance.

Millennium Relief and Development
Iraq – Photography Project
5116 Bissonnet #358
Bellaire, TX 77401

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On May 21, 2011, the Paxton Boy Scouts are holding a redeemable bottle and can drive on the Paxton Town Common. Any redeemable glass or plastic bottle, or aluminum can can be brought for drop off. They will help you unload your car, if needed.

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