Wachusett Region Recycling Events – 9/14/13


Bring your redeemable bottles and cans to the West Boylston Boy Scout Troop 151‘s bottle and can drive this Saturday, September 14th. This event is held at the Major Edwards Elementary school, Crescent Street, West Boylston, MA, from 10am-1pm on the second Saturday of the month. All bottles and cans that are returnable in Massachusetts are accepted.

Wachusett Watershed Regional Recycling Center (131 Raymond Huntington Highway, West Boylston) will be open for recycling on Saturday, September 21st. They will be collecting paints and hazardous household chemicals on this day, in addition to their regularly accepted items. Hours are 8am to noon. They are also open on Tuesdays  from 9 to 11am and Wednesdays from 2:30 to 4:30pm. If you have clothing that you don’t think is worth donating to a charity because it is stained or ripped, you can bring it to them for recycling. They are now collecting fabrics and used clothing, including shoes that have lost their mates.

The Town of Holden is sponsoring a Personal Document Shredding Event on Saturday, September 21 from 9am to 12pm. It will be held at the Senior Center (enter the parking lot via Main Street). A company called ProShred Security will provide onsite shredding. Holden residents can participate for free, otherwise it is $5. Call 508-210-5540 for more information.

Sterling is holding their 8th annual town-wide yard sale on Saturday, September 21st from 8am to 1pm. Register a yard sale for $20 and it will be listed on the map for sale to shoppers. Or pay $25 for a spot on the Sterling Common. Proceeds will go to the children and youth programs at First Church. Go to their website, town library, or town hall for registration forms. Email davisfarmers@comcast.net for more information.

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. If you’d rather donate items for someone else to sell, you have 2 options. The Friends of Mechanics Hall are collecting gently used items on Saturday, Sept. 14th from 9:30am to noon and Tuesday, Sept. 17th and 24th from 3 to 5pm. The Princeton Historical Society is collecting donations of old or used items (no clothing or appliances) at the Princeton Center (the old gym) on Thursday, Sept, 26, 4-7 p.m. or Friday, Sept. 27, 9 a.m. to noon.


I’ve heard at least one retailer is already tempting us to think about Christmas shopping. Perhaps you’re focused on a holiday that happens a bit before that, namely Halloween. Did you know that you can take part in a costume swap? National Costume Swap Day is October 12th this year. If you’d like to hold a costume swap event (whether on the 12th or any other day), register it on their website to get additional publicity. If you’re looking for a local event or tips to holding one, check out their website for that info, too.

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