Wachusett Region Recycling Events – 4/6/13

Boy Scout Troop 189 of Sterling will hold a redeemable bottle and can drive on Saturday, April 6 from 8am to 2pm. It will be held at the Sterling DPW, 171 Worcester Road.

A clothing drive to benefit  Cradles to Crayons will be held in Princeton from April 1st to the 11th. Bring your donations of gently used coats, clothing and shoes (all seasons) in sizes infant to children’s size 12 to the Fellowship Hall at First Congregational Church of Princeton, 14 Mountain Road.

Rutland’s annual town-wide yard is scheduled for Saturday, April 27,  from 8am to 2pm. Pay$15 by this Sunday, March 31st to be listed on the map that shoppers will use to find the sales. After that, the fee is $20. Make your check payable to the ‘4th of July Committee’ and mail to ‘4th of July Committee’, c/o Janet Barakian, 6 Weaver Farm, Rutland, Ma 01543.

The 7th annual Worcester: the City that Reads book drive, which runs through May 15th, is collecting gently-used or new books to be donated to organizations that serve the less fortunate and to local schools. There are many local drop-off locations – see my previous posts for the list.

Donate any shoes that are still in wearable condition to Feet Need Shoes. You’ll find collection boxes at UPS stores in Worcester, Holden, Auburn and Westboro. Shoes should be banded together for donating. To cover shipping charges, chip in a dollar donation. For more information, visit www.soles4souls.org or Feet Need Shoes’ Facebook page.

The Wachusett Watershed Regional Recycling Center, 131 Raymond Huntington Highway, West Boylston, MA will be open from 2:30-4:30pm every Wednesday. In April it will be open on Saturday, April 20th from 8am to 12pm. This is also the month that paint and hazardous chemicals are being collected. For more information, including which items will be collected for a fee, click here.

The semi-annual prescription take-back event is scheduled for Saturday, April 27th from 10am to 2pm. This event is sponsored by the DEA and the US Department of Justice . It is held at participating local police stations such as Holden and Princeton. Check the website to see if yours is participating.



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