Wachusett Region Recycling Events-8/6/11

A clothing drive is being held Saturday, August 13, 2011 from 9am to 12 pm at the Shrewsbury, MA Town Hall. This drive is being run by Andy’s Attic, an organization that collects new and gently used clothing to be donated to needy teenagers in the area. Clothing should be clean and in wearable condition.

The Wachusett Watershed Regional Recycling Center is open every Wednesday afternoon from2:30 to 4:30. In August, they will be open on Saturday, August 20, 2011 from 8 to 11am as well. They accept a range of bulk items for a fee. It’s open to  residents of Boylston, Holden, Paxton, Princeton, Rutland, Sterling, and West Boylston, MA.

Donate gently-used books to the Friends of the Gale Free Library for their annual book sale scheduled for August 23rd, 25th, and 27th, 2011 (plus additional dates in September). Drop them off outside the Friends room on the lower level of the library (23 Highland Street, Route 32, Holden, MA) prior to the August 23rd so they have time to sort everything before the sale.

Number 6 plastic (styrofoam) can be recycled on ReFoamIt’s recycling event on September 17, 2011 from 9am to 12pm at the Grafton, MA Municipal Center, 30 Providence Rd, (enter via the Brigham Hill). There is no fee to drop off your plastics and it is open to the public. Peanuts, packing blocks, foam trays from meats and vegetables can all be recycled at this event.

Also on September 17th, 2011 is Sterling’s townwide yard sale. It will be held no matter what the weather from 8am to 2pm.  For $20, you can have your yard sale advertised on the yard sale map. Or, for $25, reserve a spot on the town common for the day. Registration fees and map sale profits will benefit the Youth Programs at First Church. Register by September 9th  via the registration forms or pick the forms up at the library,  town hall or the church office.

Princeton’s townwide yard sale is scheduled for  Saturday, September 24, 2011 from 8am to 2pm. To sign up for participation (which typically gets your location on a map so people can find you) send a $25 check to First Congregational Church of Princeton, UCC, Attn: Yard sale, 14 Mountain Rd., Princeton, 01541 before September 15th.

Rutland Senior Girl Scout Troop #30862 is collecting the following new or gently-used items for tornado relief efforts in Brimfield and Sturbridge MA: tents, tarps, air mattresses, tote containers, flashlights, and work gloves. They are also collecting  new underwear and socks, diapers, baby wipes, plastic tableware, and non-perishable food items. Collection boxes are located in the following locations in Rutland, MA: St. Patrick’s Church, the First Congregational Church, Colonial Convenience Store at Four Corners, Wachusett Lumber, Rutland Library, and the Council on Aging Meal Site on Glenwood Rd.

Donate your gently-used children’s books to the Sterling Fire Department for their literacy partnership with Reading Tree, a non-profit organization that supplies books to  disadvantaged kids in the region. The collection box is located in the rear of the fire department’s parking lot at 5 Main Street, Sterling, MA.

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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