Wachusett Region Recycling Events-10/20/12

Did you participate in the National Prescription Drug Take-Back Event held on September 29th? There were more than 5200 locations which collected a staggering  488,395 pounds of unwanted prescription drugs. Read the news release from the Department of Justice here.

The Wachusett Watershed Regional Recycling Center is open this 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. This weekend, they will doing document shredding. There is no cost, and it will be done as you watch, so you can be sure your documents are handled properly. The next hazardous waste collection is next month, so keep that in mind as you get your pool and lawn ready for winter. Any leftover chemicals can be brought to the center for proper disposal.

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.

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


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