Wachusett Region Recycling Events-11/10/12

Pull out that prom dress and donate it this Saturday, November 10th, to the Wachusett Regional High School Business Professionals of America prom dress collection event, being held in conjunction with No Girl Left Behind-Worcester. Any gently-used current style prom dresses may be dropped off in the side lobby of the high school, located at 1401 Main Street in Holden, MA, between 10  and 10:30 a.m. Bring them inside yourself, or let one of the students come right to your car to collect your donation. See more information about No Girl Left Behind here.

Redeemable bottles can cans are being collected by the Eagle Scouts this Saturday, November 10th at the Immanuel Lutheran Church, 346 Shrewsbury Street in Holden, MA (in the lot adjacent to the WTAG towers).  It runs from 9am to 1pm. All cans and bottles that are redeemable in Massachusetts are accepted.

Wachusett Watershed Regional Recycling Center at 131 Raymond Huntington Highway, West Boylston, MA, is open each Wednesday afternoon from 2:30 to 4:30 pm except for the day before Thanksgiving. They accept a number of items for free, such as batteries, bicycles, redeemable bottles and cans, and #6 styrofoam. Other items, such as TVs, computer monitors, small appliances, furniture, and tires, are accepted for a fee. It’s also open for hazardous materials recycling on Saturday, November 17th from 8am to noon.  See their website for more information about what they collect, and the fees they charge.

If you have usable ski, snowboard, ice hockey, or skating equipment you’d like to sell, this is your chance. Westboro’s Explorer Post 85 Emergency Service Squad is holding their 45th annual ski swap on December 8th. Bring your items to Hastings School on Route 30 in Westboro on Friday, December 7th between 7 and 9pm. You determine the price and get 85% of it if your items sell. The remaining 15% is considered a donation to the explorers. If your items don’t sell, you can pick them up at 1pm on the 8th after the sale, or leave them as a donation to the explorers. All items must be in good condition. There are some requirements for ski bindings and boots for safety reasons. Go to their website to download the ‘intake’ form, check whether your boots and bindings can be sold, and for any other information the sale. Another opportunity to recycle winter sports equipment is the annual swap at Davis Hill School in Holden is planned for December 1st. Details will be posted when available.

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.

As we’re working our way towards Thanksgiving, you may be thinking about putting up holiday lights around your yard or house. If you find that your strings of lights don’t work, you can recycle them. Send them to HolidayLEDS and they will pass them along to a third-party recycler. In return, they will give you a 25% coupon off HolidayLEDs.com LED Christmas lights. You can send your lights to HolidayLEDs.com, Attn: Recycling Program, 1737 Spring Arbor Rd., PMB 206, Jackson, MI 49203. See their website for more information.

Have your kids finished their soccer seasons for the year? If they’re going to outgrow their shoes by the time they play again next year, donate them to PeacePassers.org to be passed on to others who need them. Donations have been made within the US and other countries. You can also donate sets of team jerseys, shorts, or socks, goalie uniforms and gloves, or soccer balls. Contact them at peacepassersinfo@gmail.com and they’ll let you know the best location to which you can mail your donation.


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