Wachusett Region Recycling Events-11/12/11


Sterling’s Boy Scout Troop 189 will hold a redeemable bottle & can drive on Saturday, November 12, 2011 from  8am to 2pm at the Sterling DPW, 17 Worcester Road. Also, West Boylston’s Boy Scout Troop 151 is holding their monthly can and bottle drive from 10am to 1pm at Major Edwards Elementary School, 70 Crescent St., West Boylston, MA.

Gently used clothing, bedding, pillows and nonperishable food items will be collected by the Northbridge Girl Scouts on November 19, 2011 during the second annual Thanksgiving Food & Clothing Drive to benefit the Peace of Bread Kitchen/Pantry at the Presbyterian Church. Donations will be collected between 10am and 1pm at the church, which is located on Cottage Street, Whitinsville, MA. Drop off boxes are also in these locations in the area:  Whitinsville Community Center, The Gauthier Residence (28 Pleasant St. porch), Gaudette Insurance Agency (non-perishable only), W. Edward Balmer Elementary School, Northbridge Elementary School, Northbridge Middle School (clothing only), Rockdale Youth Center, Whitinsville Public Library and Milford Federal Savings & Loan.

Donations of clothing can also be dropped off for the Operation Suitcase store. It is located at One Main Street, third floor, in Whitinsville, MA and is open from noon to 5pm Sundays. They are looking for clothing for all ages, linens, shoes, books, toys, baby gear, toiletries and small household appliances. For more information, email Megan Riley at OperationSuitcase@yahoo.com

The Wachusett Watershed Regional Recycling Center,  131 Raymond Huntington Highway, West Boylston, MA will be open from 2:30-4:30 p.m., every Wednesday and from 8-11 a.m. on Saturday, November 19, 2011. Hazardous waste will be collected on that Saturday. For more information, including which items will be collected for a fee, click here.

Jordan’s Furniture’s 17th annual Coats for Kids drive is ongoing until January 8, 2012. 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 clean the coats prior to donation. 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. Check out Anton’s and Jordan’s websites for their locations. School can participate in the Coats for Kids School Rewards Program, a competition for all local schools.

America Recycles Day is Tuesday, November 15, 2011. Host a recycling event or take the pledge to learn more about recycling. Visit their website to get ideas and resources for recycling events.

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