Wachusett Region Recycling Events-9/29/12

Princeton’s 16th annual townwide yard sale is coming up this Saturday, September 29, 2012 from 8am-2pm. You can still join the fun by holding your own sale. Shoppers are sure to find you as they drive around town.

Terracycle is challenging its brigade participants to create a upcycled ‘box that rocks’ in their 2012 Box that Rocks competition. Upcycling is when useful materials are re-purposed rather than discarded. Entries are accepted until October 15th.

The National Prescription Take Back Event is running this Saturday, September 29th. Rutland and Princeton are taking part in this event. Many other Massachusetts towns are also taking part, click here to find a dropoff site near you. Unused or outdated household prescription medications are being collected so that they can be properly disposed of.

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. Registration ends on October 9th.

Book donations are 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.

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.

ReFoamIt’s next Styrofoam recycling event open to the public is scheduled for October 27th. Save up your #6 foam packing blocks, coolers, and peanuts for this event.

November 15th is America Recycles Day. Check their website to see how you can participate.


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