Wachusett Region Recycling Events – November 2016

Now that we are preparing for the winter season, you may be realizing you have coats from previous years that you are planning to replace. Why not donate them to the Worcester County Sheriffs Office’s Annual Coat Drive? Any new or gently-used adult or children’s winter coats can be dropped off at many locations, including those below. Or call 508-796-2638 to schedule a pick up. The drive hopes to surpass last year’s 3000 donations by the end of November 2016 and distribute them through local community organizations. This is a good opportunity to hold an event at your work or school or in your community. See their website for more information.

Auburn: Lundgren Honda

Dudley: Twin City Cleaners

Fitchburg: Office of Community Corrections, Independent Cleaners

Gardner: Gardner Museum

Holden: Senior Center, Oriol Healthcare

Leominster: Planet Fitness, Hannaford Supermarket

Lunenburg: Hannaford Supermarket

Princeton: Wachusett Mountain Ski Area

Shrewsbury: Austin Liquors

Webster: Worcester County Sheriff’s Office Regional Resource Center

Westborough: Chick-Fil-A

Worcester: Unum Insurance, Herlihy Insurance, Hearing & Balance Center of New England

 

Drop off your MA redeemable bottles and cans to Sterling’s (MA) Boy Scout Troop 189 on Saturday, November 5th from 8am-2pm. Donations can be brought to the Sterling DPW, 171 Worcester Rd. (Rte. 12) or call Mike at 978-422-7756 to arrange a pick-up. Those nickels add up and can help them to fund activities and projects.

To honor Veteran’s Day, which is Friday, November 11, Holden’s (MA)  Boy Scout Troop 45 sponsoring a US. Flag retirement drive. Worn US flags can be dropped off any time during the year to the collection bin outside the Holden Senior Center, 1130 Main St. This month, flags will be given the proper retirement following the Boy Scouts of America approved protocol. Contact Caleb Andros at caleb.andros@yahoo.com with any questions.

The Wachusett Watershed Regional Recycling Center is open various hours on Monday thru Wednesday and the 3rd Saturday of the month (November 15th) to accept all kinds or items from button batteries to washing machines for recycling. They also have a reuse shop, which accepts donations of useable items such as craft materials, small home goods, luggage, sports equipment and kitchen goods. Check their website for the schedule and the list of items they accept.

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Wachusett Region Recycling Events – 11/20/10

The Wachusett Watershed Regional Recycling Center (WWRRC), 131 Raymond Huntington Highway, West Boylston, MA is open from  3-5pm every Wednesday afternoon and from 8-11 am on the THIRD Saturday morning of each month. The next hazardous waste collection will be held on November 20, 2010 from 8am to 11am. Residents of Boylston, Holden, Paxton, Princeton, Rutland, Sterling, and West Boylston, MA are eligible to use the facility. Consult the WWRRC website for the list of items they accept and the related fees. Collections will not be held between November 24th and January 1st.

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The Massachusetts Children’s Fund is holding a baby food drive until November 19, 2010. They prefer to receive unopened unexpired plastic jars so that there is no risk of breaking glass jars while transporting the food. Drop off boxes are located in the lobby at the Spring Street  and Floral Elementary Schools, Sherwood Middle School (all in Shrewsbury, MA), the Shrewsbury Fire Department, and the First Congregational Church. Food will be donated to needy families. Contact them via email to find a more convenient drop off location or for more information about holding your own baby food drive.

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Two winter coat drives are going on right now:

Jordan’s Furniture is holding its 16th annual Coats for Kids drive until January 8, 2011. Gently-used Mens, Womens, Childrens, and Infants coats can be dropped off at any Jordan’s Furniture or Anton’s Cleaners location. Anton’s will accept donations from collection drives held at schools, churches, and other  community or corporate organizations. Coats should be in wearable condition without any rips or tears. The  Coats for Kids‘ School Rewards™ program awards the three elementary and middle schools who collect the most coats a range of prizes, including school furnishings, supplies, pizza or sundae party, or cash. Contact Danielle Kemp at (617) 328-0069 ext. 26 or by email for more information.

Another place you can donate a gently-used coat is the Burlington Coat Factory. Their 4th annual coat drives runs until January 17, 2011. Bring your coat to the customer service desk and receive 10% off your purchase. Local locations are at 344 Greenwood Street, Worcester, and 100 Boston Turnpike, Shrewbury, MA.

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Sterling’s Friends of the Library group is looking for donations of gently-used children’s books for its ongoing book sale. Donations can be dropped off at the main desk of the Conant Public Library, 4 Meetinghouse Hill Road, Sterling, MA during business hours.

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Contact Brian Wood, a Boy Scout with a troop from Sutton, MA to have your automobile, truck, motorcycle or boat’s lead acid battery picked up at your home and properly recycled by a company in Sterling, MA. His email address is: j.wood36@yahoo.com

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Non-perishable food items can be donated at the following places:

Unopened non-perishable items and personal care items, such as toothbrushes and soap, can be donated at Herlihy Insurance in the Rutland Plaza, 83 Main Street, Rutland, MA, 2nd floor) and Rutland Pharmacy, 18 Maple Avenue, Rutland, MA. The Rutland Girls Scouts are holding this drive throughout 2010.

There are collection boxes near the registers at the Big Y on Reservoir Street, Holden, MA and inside the Holden Senior Center, 1130 Main Street, Holden, MA, for packaged Wachusett Food Pantry donations.

Food donations can be brought to St. Patrick’s (290 Main Street, Rutland, MA) and the First Congregational Churches (264 Main Street, Rutland, MA) any time.

The West Boylston Community Food Pantry, 26 Central St., is looking for donations of paper products, like toilet paper and paper towels, as well as food items. The pantry is open every third Tuesday from 3 to 6 p.m for donation dropoffs.

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Paxton’s Emergency Management Team is looking for donations of items to used at an emergency shelter in the event of an disaster. Their budget did not allow for the purchase of these items. They are looking for children’s arts and craft items, coloring books and crayons in like-new condition, toiletries (unopened packages of soap, toothbrushes, toothpaste, small unopened bottles of shampoo, etc), canned fruit, packaged energy/power bars. They are looking for other items people are less likely to have on hand that are not listed here. Call the team at (508) 791-6600 to arrange a drop-off of donated items or find out what else they need.

Wachusett Region Recycling Events – 11/6/10

November 15th (2010) is America Recycles Day. Check the website for an event near you!

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Several winter coat drives are going on right now:

Join WXLO from noon to 2pm on Sunday, November 7, 2010 at Kay’s Dairy Bar, 196 State Road West, Westminster, MA. Donate a gently-used coat and receive a fresh fish n chip dinner.

Jordan’s Furniture is holding its 16th annual Coats for Kids drive from October 16, 2010 to January 8, 2011. Gently-used Mens, Womens, Childrens, and Infants coats can be dropped off at any Jordan’s Furniture or Anton’s Cleaners location. Anton’s will accept donations from collection drives held at schools, churches, and other  community or corporate organizations. Coats should be in wearable condition without any rips or tears. The  Coats for Kids‘ School Rewards™ program awards the three elementary and middle schools who collect the most coats a range of prizes, including school furnishings, supplies, pizza or sundae party, or cash. Contact Danielle Kemp at (617) 328-0069 ext. 26 or by email for more information.

Another place you can donate a gently-used coat is the Burlington Coat Factory. Their 4th annual coat drives runs until January 17, 2011. Bring your coat to the customer service desk and receive 10% off your purchase. Local locations are at 344 Greenwood Street, Worcester, and 100 Boston Turnpike, Shrewbury, MA.

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Starting in September 2010, the Wachusett Watershed Regional Recycling Center (WWRRC), 131 Raymond Huntington Highway, West Boylston, MA will be open from  3-5pm every Wednesday afternoon and from 8-11 am on the THIRD Saturday morning of each month. The next hazardous waste collection will be held on November 20, 2010 from 8am to 11am. Residents of Boylston, Holden, Paxton, Princeton, Rutland, Sterling, and West Boylston, MA are eligible to use the facility. Consult the WWRRC website for the list of items they accept and the related fees. Collections will not be held between November 24th and January 1st.

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Sterling’s Friends of the Library group is looking for donations of gently-used children’s books for its ongoing book sale. Donations can be dropped off at the main desk of the Conant Public Library, 4 Meetinghouse Hill Road, Sterling, MA during business hours.

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Contact Brian Wood, a Boy Scout with a troop from Sutton, MA to have your automobile, truck, motorcycle or boat’s lead acid battery picked up at your home and properly recycled by a company in Sterling, MA. His email address is: j.wood36@yahoo.com

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Non-perishable food items can be donated at the following places:

Unopened non-perishable items and personal care items, such as toothbrushes and soap, can be donated at Herlihy Insurance in the Rutland Plaza, 83 Main Street, Rutland, MA, 2nd floor) and Rutland Pharmacy, 18 Maple Avenue, Rutland, MA. The Rutland Girls Scouts are holding this drive throughout 2010.

There are collection boxes near the registers at the Big Y on Reservoir Street, Holden, MA and inside the Holden Senior Center, 1130 Main Street, Holden, MA, for packaged Wachusett Food Pantry donations.

Food donations can be brought to St. Patrick’s (290 Main Street, Rutland, MA) and the First Congregational Churches (264 Main Street, Rutland, MA) any time.

The West Boylston Community Food Pantry, 26 Central St., is looking for donations of paper products, like toilet paper and paper towels, as well as food items. The pantry is open every third Tuesday from 3 to 6 p.m for donation dropoffs.

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Paxton’s Emergency Management Team is looking for donations of items to used at an emergency shelter in the event of an disaster. Their budget did not allow for the purchase of these items. They are looking for children’s arts and craft items, coloring books and crayons in like-new condition, toiletries (unopened packages of soap, toothbrushes, toothpaste, small unopened bottles of shampoo, etc), canned fruit, packaged energy/power bars. They are looking for other items people are less likely to have on hand that are not listed here. Call the team at (508) 791-6600 to arrange a drop-off of donated items or find out what else they need.