Wachusett Region Recycling Events-8/18/12


The Wachusett Watershed Regional Recycling Center, 131 Raymond Huntington Highway, West Boylston, MA will be open from 2:30-4:30pm every Wednesday and from 8-11 on Saturday, August 18th. For more information, including which items will be collected for a fee, click here.

The Rail Trail’s Welcome Center is in need of some items as it prepares to open to the public, so they’ve put together a wish list. If you can contribute any items in the list below, get in touch with Chuck Belanger (cgbelanger@msn.com) or Christy Barnes (bertinbarnes@verizon.net).

  • Ten energy-efficient double hung windows
  • Supplies for construction of shelves for the cellar and closets
  • Wainscoting material and cabinet hardware for the kitchen
  •  A new kitchen countertop
  • A secure locking mechanism for the Welcome Room door
  • Basic household items: cleaning material, paper towels, toilet tissue, etc.
  • Bathroom accessories: a mirror, soap and paper dispenser, etc.

Just in time for the upcoming school year, exchange your old worn binder for $2 off a new one at Staples. TerraCycle, Avery and Staples are working together on this initiative to recycle old binders. Click on this link for more info and to find a Staples near you. There are several Staples stores near the Wachusett region: 541B Lincoln St., Worcester, 571 Boston Turnpike, Shrewsbury, MA, and 436 Southbridge Street (Rt 12), Auburn, MA.

RecycleBowl registration is now open! Any elementary, middle or high school in the US and District of Columbia can enter to compete either against all schools in the nation or all schools in their home state. During the collection tracking period, keep track of your school’s onsite recycling efforts and log it on the RecycleBowl website (because only onsite recycling counts in this competition, schools that participate in community recycling are not eligible to participate). Win a gift card just for completing your online reporting or win up to $1000 by recycling the most material. See their website for rules and the list of acceptable materials.

Donate your summer reading to the Friends of Richards Memorial Library annual book sale. Donations are being accepted during business hours. Adult and young adult fiction, non-fiction, and children’s books are accepted, as are CDs, DVDs, puzzles, and games. The library is located at 44 Richards Avenue. The book sale will be held on September 28 and 29, 2012.

Book donations are also being sought by the Gale Free Library (23 Highland Street, Rt 31, Holden, MA) to restock their new Book Cellar of used books for sale to the public. Donations can be left on the lower level outside the Cellar during the library’s business hours. Adult and children’s fiction, nonfiction, CDs, and DVDs are accepted.

Sterling, Ma will be holding its 7th annual townwide yard sale on Saturday, September 22, 2012 from 8am to 2pm. Register your yard sale for a fee of $20 and hold it in your own yard or pay $25 and set up your sale on the town common. Also in September is the 16th annual Princeton, MA  townwide yard sale. This one will be held on the  will be held on September 29, 2012 from 8am-2pm.  Pay $25 to the First Congregational Church of Princeton, UCC to get your location listed on the map sold to customers.

The Worcester Regional Association of Realtors Community Action Committee is asking for donations to its annual Backpack Drive. They are collecting new backpacks and school supplies to give to needy kids this upcoming school year. New items like pens, pencils, glue, glue stick, notebooks, folders, crayons, colored pencils, rulers, tape, and all those things that classrooms need are requested. In the Wachusett region, donations can be dropped off to the Janice Mitchell realty office at 1023 Main Street, Holden, MA between 9am and 5pm Monday through Friday, from 9am to 1pm on Saturdays, and from 11am to pm on Sundays.

In Sterling, MA, Hiram O. Walker American Legion Post 189 is taking donations of ink and laser cartridges, cell phones, GPS devices, MP3 players, laptops, and digital cameras. They will recycle donations items for proceeds that will be put towards the legion hall’s floor repair. Items can be dropped off to the legion hall (32 School Street), Sterling Town Hall (1 Park Street) or Light Department (50 Main Street), Sterling DPW Recycling Center (171 Worcester Road), the Clinton Savings Bank (1 Main Street), or Leominster Credit Union (7 Main Street) in Sterling.

Do you have a guitar or set of drums you aren’t using any more? Paxton Center School is looking for donations of musical instruments for their educational program. Call 508-798-8576 to arrange your donation.

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