Wachusett Region Recycling Events-12/10/11

Recycling events happening this Saturday, December 10, 2011, are:

West Boylston’s Boy Scout Troop 151 is holding their monthly redeemable can and bottle drive. These drives are held on the second Saturday of each month from 10 am to 1 pm at Major Edwards Elementary School, 70 Crescent St., West Boylston, MA. Remember through this holiday season to hang onto those redeemable cans and bottles for the January collection.

Explorer Post 85 of Westboro, MA is holding the 44th annual Westboro Ski Swap from 9am to 1pm at the Hastings School cafeteria (111 East Main Street). Items can be dropped on Friday, December 9th from 7 to 9 pm. Check their website for more information and the form that needs to be filled out in order to participate. These items will also be sold on consignment.

For the 10th year, the Worcester Police Department, in partnership with UMass Memorial Children’s Medical Center, is holding its gun buyback program from 9am to 3pm at the police station located at 911 Lincoln Square in Worcester, MA. Any guns, working or not, can be turned in to police. Guns should be wrapped or packaged and permits are not needed when transporting these guns. It is completely anonymous, no questions are asked. As an incentive, people who turn in guns can receive a Wegman’s gift card. The value of the gift card depends on the gun type turned in: $25 for “long guns,” $50 for  handguns, and $75 for semi-automatic guns.


The Wachusett Watershed Regional Recycling Center, 131 Raymond Huntington Highway, West Boylston, will be open from 2:30-4:30 pm every Wednesday and from 8-11 a.m. on Saturday, December 17th, 2011. For more information, including the list of items that they collect and fees, click here.

If you’re looking to get new holiday lights this year, consider recycling your old ones to get a discount on those new ones. HolidayLEDs.com will give you 25% your next purchase when you send your old lights to them for recycling. You’ll need to send them with a completed form (available at their website) so that you can get your discount. They send the lights to a company that recycles them into new light parts. They describe the process on their website, check it out.

The Operation Suitcase store is taking donations of clothing. It is located at One Main Street, third floor, in Whitinsville, MA and is open from 12 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.

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.

If you know of recycling or donation events that are occurring in other parts of the Wachusett area, add a comment to these posts, or email me the information so I can include it. My 16 subscribers can send their emails of my posts along to others who might want to join in. Thanks!


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