Wachusett Region Recycling Events – 4/13/13


 

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.

Unused, old, or broken electronics are being collected at the Thomas Prince School in Princeton from 10am to 3pm on Saturday, April 20th and Sunday, April 21st. Only these items are being collected during this drive: cell phones, cameras (digital or standard), webcams, camcorders, graphing calculators, GPSs, keyboards, mouses, MP3s and laptops. Donations can be brought to the side entrance of the school during collection hours. Donations will be recycled through Terra Cycle and proceeds will be used by the PTA.

Veterans, Inc is collecting a wider range of electronics during their collection event on Saturday, April 20th. The event will take place at their 59 South Street, Shrewsbury location from 9am to 2pm. Any electronic item with a plug and a range of appliances will be collected for a fee – see the website for the list. Bicycles are also being collected. It’s unclear whether Veteran’s Inc will receive any of the proceeds.

 

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.

Rutland’s annual town-wide yard is scheduled for Saturday, April 27,  from 8am to 2pm. The fee to be included on the map that sellers will use to find you 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.

Have you seen red barrels around and wondered what they were for? The Red Barrel Program collects CDs, DVDs, VHS tapes, Blu-Rays, audio books and small electronics that are refurbished by Boston Media Store and then resold. Proceeds go the the Red Barrel Program, which supports the activities of the Alfred H. Marengo Jr. Drive for Homeless Veterans. To locate a red barrel near you, go to the Drives page of the AHMJD website, and use their finder.

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.

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