Recycle That Suit!

Recycle that suit!

The retail chain Men’s Wearhouse is running their annual drive to collect men’s gently-used professional clothing during the month of July with a goal of collecting 250,000 items. These donations will go social service agencies that work with men who are not able to purchase clothing such as suits, dress shirts, ties, shoes, and accessories that are necessary to present themselves as good job candidates. Those of us who can afford suits and dress clothing may take for granted how necessary these items are to having a job in many sectors of the workforce and to other obligations we have in our everyday lives (weddings, funerals, etc.). For people who aren’t able to afford them, these donations allow them to present themselves during job interviews with confidence and increase their chances of entering or re-entering the workforce. As the stories on the website show, past recipients of these suits are not only people from traditionally disadvantaged backgrounds, but people who have struggled due in a variety of ways due to the economy. It’s a national drive, so donations are accepted at all Men’s Wearhouse locations. Use their store locator to find one near you.

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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.

Wachusett Region Recycling Events – 7/20/13

I hope everyone’s keeping cool!

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.

The Wachusett Watershed Regional Recycling Center is open every Wednesday this month, from 2:30 to 4:30PM. It’s also open from 8 to 11AM on Saturday, July 20th.  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.

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. This facility allows ReFoamIt to ‘densify’ the plastic. If you’re wondering that process is for, or need more information about any single–day or ongoing events, checkout their website.

Wachusett Region Recycling Events – 7/13/13

The West Boylston Boy Scout Troop 151 will hold their redeemable bottle and can drive at the Major Edwards Elementary school, Crescent Street, West Boylston, MA, on Saturday, July 14th from 10am-1pm. All bottles and cans that are returnable in Massachusetts are accepted and the event is open to everyone.

The Wachusett Watershed Regional Recycling Center is open every Wednesday this month, from 2:30 to 4:30PM. It’s also open from 8 to 11AM on Saturday, July 20th.  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.

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. This facility allows ReFoamIt to ‘densify’ the plastic. If you’re wondering that process is for, or need more information about any single–day or ongoing events, checkout their website.

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.

I’ve finally found a drop-off site to dispose of American flags. The town of Holden has put one in place outside the entrance to the Senior Center building at 1130 Main Street. This box was purchased and painted by the town and will remain in place permanently. Whenever the box is full, a local Boy Scout troop will burn the flags in a ceremony. Learn about the proper treatment of flags here.

Wachusett Region Recycling Events – 7/6/13

Happy Fourth of July!!

I’ve finally found a drop-off site to dispose of American flags. The town of Holden has put one in place outside the entrance to the Senior Center building at 1130 Main Street. This box was purchased and painted by the town and will remain in place permanently. Whenever the box is full, a local Boy Scout troop will burn the flags in a ceremony. Learn about the proper treatment of flags here.

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.

Hold on to your redeemable bottles and cans (from any carbonated beverage, including malted ones) from your holiday celebrations. The West Boylston Boy Scout Troop 151 will hold their redeemable bottle and can drive at the Major Edwards Elementary school, Crescent Street, West Boylston, MA, on Saturday, July 14th from 10am-1pm. All bottles and cans that are returnable in Massachusetts are accepted and the event is open to everyone.

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. This facility allows ReFoamIt to ‘densify’ the plastic. If you’re wondering that process is for, or need more information about any single–day or ongoing events, checkout their website.

The Wachusett Watershed Regional Recycling Center is open every Wednesday this month, from 2:30 to 4:30PM. It’s also open from 8 to 11AM on Saturday, July 20th.  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.