• Wachusett Earthday, Inc.
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Hours & Events



Monday 5 to 7 p.m.
Tuesday 9 to 11 a.m.
Wednesday 2:30 to 4:30 p.m.
Third Saturday 8 to 11 a.m.


Please arrive at opening time — not early.

Help us serve you safely by arriving at the opening time.  There is no waiting place at the gate or on the street.

Do not leave any items outside the gate.  Phone 978-464-2854 and leave a message if you need assistance.

Who We Are

Wachusett Earthday promotes recycling and reuse for a healthy watershed community through the Wachusett Watershed Regional Recycle Center. We are an all-volunteer, non-profit corporation offering Wachusett area residents a place to re-use, recycle or dispose of household items. For more information about us, click here.

How to help? 
Wachusett Earthday gratefully accepts volunteers and  financial donations. Wachusett Earthday is a volunteer non-profit group serving you since 1992. Your support as a VOLUNTEER or DONOR will help us grow in serving you through the Wachusett Watershed Regional Recycle Center. Please make your check  to “Wachusett Earthday” (we don’t accept credit cards at this time).  Mail to Wachusett Earthday, P. O. Box 593, Holden, MA 01520.


Items We Accept

Wachusett Earthday accepts a large variety of items at the Regional Recycle Center for recycling, reuse or appropriate disposal. To find out which items can be accepted, please check out our recycling page. You can also download our brochure for handy reference.

Collection Days for 2016

Chemicals, Pesticides and Paints (with a fee) plus Recycle, Reuse, Electronics, Bulk items:
Saturday, 8 a.m.to Noon — April 16, June 18, September 17, November 19

Document Shredding (Free):
Saturday, 8 a.m. to 11 a.m. — March 19, May 21, October 15

Chemicals, Pesticides and Paints ONLY**:
FOR 2016, TWO EXTRA TRIAL EVENTS are added.  Chemicals, Pesticides, Paints ONLY on May 7 and October 1 from 8 a.m. to 12 noon (with fee). 

***No other items will be accepted on these two Saturdays & the Re-use Building will not be open.


2016 Holiday Closings:  May 30 (Memorial Day), July 4, September 5 (Labor day) & November 23 (Thanksgiving)