Wachusett Region Recycling Events – 7/27/13


These are the last few days for library book late fine amnesty in Princeton. Bring your overdue books and a non-perishable food donation valuing the amount of the fine to the Princeton Public Library during business hours. This opportunity runs through the end of July. The library is located at 2 Town Hall Drive. See their website for hours.

Men’s Warehouse’s annual Suit Drive  runs until the end of the month of July. Suits, shirts, ties, shoes, dress coats, and related items can be dropped off at any local store, including 424 Belmont Street, Worcester; 385 Southbridge Street, Auburn; the Solomon Pond Mall, Marlboro; and 14 Commercial Road, Leominster. Donated items will go to non-profit community agencies for distribution to those who can benefit from them.

ReFoamIt will be collecting #6 plastics (Styrofoam) on Saturday, July 27th at Grace Church, 76 Salem End Road, Framingham, MA. This event runs from 10AM to 3PM and is open to the public. A small donation to defray costs is requested. The following #6 foam items are accepted for recycling: packing blocks, foam trays (used in supermarkets for meats and fruit), take-out containers, egg crates, and coffee cups (not those infused with cardboard). Look for the #6 stamped on it to be sure it’s recyclable. Be sure items are rinsed and clean so the recycling process isn’t contaminated. If you can’t make this event, you can drop off #6 foam for recycling at 1 Sculley Road in Ayer, MA weekdays and Saturdays until the end of July. Look for news about their upcoming move to Leominster.

The Wachusett Watershed Regional Recycling Center is open every Wednesday this month, from 2:30 to 4:30PM.  The Center is open to all residents of Boylston, Holden, Paxton, Princeton, Sterling, Rutland, and West Boylston. Some of the items collected for free are plastics #1-7, cell phones and other electronics, bicycles, packing peanuts, and paper. For a small fee, you can drop off such items as items with refrigerants, sofas and couches, mattresses, tires, propane tanks, and fire extinguishers. Drop off should be made at 131 Huntington Highway in West Boylston during the hours they are open. Check their website for the other items they accept.

Princeton will hold their annual town-wide yard sale on Saturday, September 28th. It will run from 8am to 2pm no matter what the weather is. See the First Congregational Church of Princeton website for more information. There you will find the registration form you can submit if you want to take part and be on the map that will be available for buyers.

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