Wachusett Region Recycling Events – 4/27/13


Earth Day 2013 passed without a mention on this blog. Perhaps the tragic events of last week played a part in that. I hope that all of you are well. I’m disappointed that I wasn’t up on things. Perhaps every day should be treated as Earth Day. Check out this website if you want to learn how to contribute to the effort: http://act.earthday.org/index.html

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. It’s most likely too late to register to be on the map of sellers. But chances are they will find you if they can see that you have goods for sale. I plan on joining the hunt for a good find!

Only a few more weeks left to donate to the 7th annual Worcester: the City that Reads book drive. It ends May 15th.  Donate gently-used or new books to be distributed 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.

Finally, some spring plants are starting to pop out of the ground. If you’ve got perennials that will overgrow their spots this year, consider dividing them and donating some to the Holden Garden Club’s perennial plant sale. (I will resist making jokes about the use/meaning of perennial and annual here!) It’s held annually at the Damon House in the center of Holden. Pot and provide a label of what the plant is, then bring them to the Damon House on Friday, May 17th from 3-7pm. Prior to that, the Wachusett Garden Club will be holding their sale. Contact onlinewgc@yahoo.com before May 7th if you have donations for them to ding out where to make your drop-off.

Donate your  CDs, DVDs, VHS tapes, Blu-Rays, audio books and small electronics to the Red Barrel program. Materials are refurbished by Boston Media Store and then resold. Proceeds go to 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.

Princeton’s library book sale will be held in June and they are looking for donations. Donate adult fiction and nonfiction books in good condition in the blue collection boxes on the porch of Mechanics Hall at 104 Main Street in East Princeton. Make your donations before May 23 so there will be time to sort and organize before the sale.

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