Wachusett Region Recycling Events-3/3/12

We are welcoming in the month of March with several inches of snow. What a change from the rest of the winter! Many of the recycling events listed below aren’t weather dependent, so keep them in mind.

Destination Imagination students have set up collection boxes at several locations in Sterling to collect books before March 3, 2012. They are collecting to add to the book collection in the Chocksett Middle School library. Books should be appropriate for middle-school-aged children. Make your book donation at these locations in Sterling, MA: Chocksett Middle School (40 Boutelle Road), Apple Town Market (9 Main Street), Old Sterling Candle (11 Main Street), and Conant Public Library (4 Meetinghouse Hill Road).

The Dress for Success  S.O.S. Send One Suit weekend  ends on March 4, 2012. Drop off your gently-used women’s business suit to your local dressbarn and help Dress for Success to “promote the economic independence of disadvantaged women by providing professional attire, a network of support and the career development tools to help women thrive in work and in life.”  Their local affiliate is located in the Denholm Building, 484 Main Street, Suite 110, Worcester, MA 01608. They can be contacted via email at worcester@dressforsuccess.org. Check their website for other local business clothing collection events throughout the year.

The Wachusett Watershed Regional Recycling Center is open every Wednesday afternoon from 2:30 to 4:30. They will also be open Saturday, March 17, 2012, from 8-11. It is open for the residents of Towns of Boylston, Holden, Paxton, Princeton, Rutland, Sterling and West Boylston. Check website for the list of materials they take, it’s too long to include here. Fees are collected for many items, but they also take a wide range of items for free. The next quarterly hazardous paint and chemical collection event will be held in May.

Having you been saving your styrofoam? A public Styrofoam recycling event will be held in Westboro, MA on March 24, 2012. It will be at the Tufts Machine Lot on Main Street from 9-2pm. This is a Girl Scout Silver Award project run with ReFoamIt. For more information, check out this  Facebook page at R3: Reduce, Reuse, ReFoamIt (https://www.facebook.com/pages/R3-Reduce-Reuse-ReFoamIt/163016673797730?sk=wall).

It’s prom dress season! Donate your 3-4 year old gently-used dress to:

* Anton’s Cleaners for their Belle of the Ball Prom Dress Drive. In 2012, it runs from February 1st to April 1st. Anton’s will take your donation, clean it, and make it available on ’boutique day’ to a girl who otherwise could not afford a dress.

*WHEAT Community Services. They are looking for prom gowns, shoes and accessories. Donations can be dropped off at the Hidden Treasure’s Store located at 180 High Street in Clinton during business hours – Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday 10:00 – 4:00 and Friday 11:00-4:00. Gowns will be on sale to girls from low-income families starting on March 1, 2012.

Rutland’s Town-wide Yard Sale will be held on Saturday, April 28, 2012 from 8am to 2pm. Have a sale in your own yard or join others on the lower common to sell your stuff. Get your location put on a map for shoppers for $15 or reserve your spot on the common for $20 before March 31st (the prices rise by $5 after that). Check the town’s website for more information.

The Friends of the Gale Free Library in Holden, MA (23 Highland Street) is collecting books for this year’s used book sales. Gently-used adult and children’s books can be dropped off at the library during business hours. In addition to fiction books, they will accept books on all types of hobbies (cooking, sports, woodworking, antiques, computers, etc.). They are also looking for DVDs, CDs, and audiobooks.


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