Wachusett Region Recycling Events-12/8/12

Have new winter hats, gloves, or mittens you won’t be using? Donate them between November 27th and December 18th to the Princeton Girl Scout Troop 30966’s collection of  new cold-weather items. They’ll be donated  to The American Red Cross for distribution to people affected by Hurricane Sandy. Donations are accepted at the Princeton Library, Thomas Prince School, and the Mountainside Market.

Send your unwanted or broken 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.

This weekend, 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.

Also this weekend, take advantage of this opportunity to get rid of electronics or old air conditioners at the Electronics Recycling Event at Saint Richards Church, located at 4 Bridge Street in Sterling. Computers, tvs, and air conditioners are collected for a fee between $10 and $25 per item. Batteries (car, boat, etc.), cell phones and bicycles can be dropped off for free. If you need to clear space for that new Christmas present, this event could help you out. Working bicycles will be sent to Ghana, Africa. Contact J.wood36@yahoo.com with questions. The event is this Saturday, December 8th from 9am to 2pm.

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, December 8th, from 10am-1pm. All bottles and cans that are returnable in Massachusetts are accepted. Collection events are held on the second Saturday of every month, so hang on to your empty cans and bottles over the holidays so you can donate them in January.

Don’t forget that the Wachusett Watershed Regional Recycling Center, 131 Raymond Huntington Highway, West Boylston, MA will be open from 2:30-4:30pm every Wednesday (except for December 26th) and from 8-11 on Saturday, December 15th for your bulk recycling. This includes things like furniture, small amounts of household construction debris, appliances with refrigerants. If you’ve been prepping and purchasing large items for the holidays, your old used items can be safely recycled here. For more information, including which items will be collected for a fee, click here.

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.


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