Wachusett Region Recycling Events-5/19/12

Saturday, May 19th, 2012 is the day to bring your hazardous materials to the Wachusett Watershed Recycling Center at 131 Raymond Huntington Highway, West Boylston, MA. Residents of Boylston, Holden, Paxton, Princeton, Rutland, Sterling, and West Boylston can come to the center on Saturday from 8am to 11am for hazardous and bulk recycling. Personal documents will also be accepted for shredding that day. The center is also open Wednesday afternoons from 2:30-4:30 for bulk recycling (free & fee). Check their website for the extensive lists of items they take.

Holden’s Gale Free Library is looking for donations of new or gently-used LEGOs, DUPLOs and MEGA blocks for their children’s room. In addition, 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. Each year, they start from scratch to stock up for their book sales, so your donations are meaningful. Any donations should be made during business hours, which are available on their website.

The Kelley Backpacks Program creates backpacks of urgently needed materials for children who are being placed in foster care. The kids sometimes have very little to take with them when they are removed from their homes.  The backpacks are given to the children after they get medical checkups at UMass Memorial Hospital prior to going into foster care. The program is looking for donations of new or “good-as-new” backpacks, pajamas, underwear, socks, hats, gloves or mittens and baby wipes, as well as stuffed animals, blankets, personal hygiene items, toys and games, books, notebooks, pens, pencils, crayons, markers, diapers and formula are also welcome. For more information about the program or how to donate, email kelleybackpacks@gmail.com


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