Wachusett Region Recycling Events-10/13/12


Halloween is at the end of this month. If you have children’s Halloween costumes that your kids are no longer using, consider donating them to the Princeton Girl Scouts. They are collecting  donations through October 14th at Thomas Prince School, Princeton Public Library and the First Congregational Church, all located in Princeton.

The West Boylston Boy Scout Troop 151 will hold their redeemable bottle and can drive at the Major Edwards Elementary school, Crescent Street, West Boylston, MA, this Saturday, October 13th from 10am-1pm. All bottles and cans that are returnable in Massachusetts are accepted.

Only a few more days to enter the Box that Rocks competition at Terracycle. Entries are accepted until October 15th.

The Wachusett Watershed Regional Recycling Center is open on Wednesdays from 2:30 to 4:30 and Saturday, October 20th from 8am to 11am. Many items are accepted for free, others for a small fee. Check their website for items and related fees.

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.

Donate your gently-used winter coats to the One Warm Coat drive at JC Penney at the Mall at Whitney Field, 100 Commercial Drive, Leominster. Adults, kids and infants winter coats and jackets are being collected until December 21st. Coat drives are also being held at other locations – see the One Warm Coat website to search for convenient locations all over the country.

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.

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

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