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The Center is closed June 30, July 1 and July 4. Reopening on July 7.

NEW Hours:
Tuesdays: 9am to noon
Thursdays: 3pm to 6pm
First and Third Saturdays: 9am to noon

The ReUse Building will be open for shopping on July 7. 15 people at a time; 15 minutes at a time.

As of June 16 we have been accepting drop off items for the building in the MIBOX storage containers and we will continue this procedure going forward:

– Items must be boxed (not bagged) We can only accept 2 (two) boxes per car per visit.
– You will drop them off in one of two MIBOX storage containers set on the exit roadway. You will stack them in a storage container so pack accordingly. Totes with lids are also OK.

We have extra boxes and totes. We will make them available to you if you need more of them to pack items and then put them out again to take once the items are unpacked.

This is a trial period. We may increase or decrease days and times without prior notice.  If we do not have enough volunteers for a shift, we will not be able to open as planned so check our website, Facebook or call to see if we are open.
MASKS: All volunteers and visitors must wear facial coverings over nose and mouth at all times once entering the site.  No exceptions.  If you cannot wear a mask, we ask you send someone else to dispose of your items for you.
OTHER RULES:
-We reserve the right to limit the number of people in any one area at any given time.  We may ask you to remain in your vehicle until others have vacated space near dumpsters or containers. We may need to limit the amount of cars that can access the site on a daily basis
-Limit your party to 1-3 people.
-We reserve the right to ask anyone to leave who doesn’t comply with these rules. They are non-negotiable.

What can you do?
●If you are approaching from Laurel or Manning Street, you must drive to the end of the line to pull in.   Please do not attempt to do a left hand turn in front of the others who have been waiting in line.
●Please bring small bills too.   One of our greatest hurdles will be minimizing Check In contact so exact change will help this. Checks work well for us too.
● Have items sorted for disposal, recycling or reuse and ready for speedy drop off.
● Be prepared to unload your vehicles yourselves.   Volunteers will have minimal contact with you or your items.
● Continue to pack items for reuse in boxes or totes and hold on to them until we are able to accept them.
● VOLUNTEER!  We need volunteers now more than ever to be able to open and serve our residents. We also have volunteer hours on Monday, Wednesday and Friday when the site is not open to the public if you’d prefer to help when there is a limited number of people on site.

Hours

New Hours: 
Tuesday 9am to noon
Thursday 3pm to 6pm
First and third Saturdays 9am to noon.

No mask, No entry, No exceptions.

Please check here or call us or check our Facebook page for updates.  If we do not have enough volunteers to cover the site, we will not be able to open.   If the perceived temperature is 95 or above, we likely will also not be open.

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Please do not arrive more than 15 minutes prior to opening time.  There is no waiting place at the gate or on the street.

Do not leave any items outside the gate.
Call 978.464.2854 if you need assistance.

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MassDEP is hosting on their website a directory on where to recycle practically everything.  It’s called Beyond the Recycle Bin.  Click the link to access the directory.

 

 

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Who can use the Recycle Center?

The Recycle Center is open only to residents of Boylston, Holden, Paxton, Princeton, Rutland, Sterling and West Boylston.

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Please be aware that prices are subject to change without notice to due to current market conditions.

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MassDEP is hosting on their website a directory on where to recycle practically everything.  It’s called Beyond the Recycle Bin.  Click the link to access the directory.

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We will be accepting items for reuse starting Tuesday, June 16 with the following limitations:

Items must be boxed… we are stacking them in a storage container so they must be stackable. Totes with lids are also OK.

We can only accept 2 (two) boxes per car per visit… any more and we will exceed our capacity for car traffic and volume of boxes that will fit in the container. We know that you have more than that but please try to spread it out… it will completely overwhelm our capacity in both volume and our ability to sort it all and put it out on shelves.

We have extra boxes and totes. We will make them available to you if you need more of them to pack items and then put them out again to take once the items are unpacked.

We hope to open the building up for limited access in July.

We are continuing to monitor the latest information on the state and national levels. Visit the Center for Disease Control website, www.cdc.org, for information on the virus itself and symptoms.   Take care of yourselves, and each other.

Where else can my things go?

Check out our Where To Recycle/Where Else Can My Things Go links for alternative places to bring your items. The Epilepsy Foundation continues to do curbside pickups. Worcester ReStore has reopened. NEDT continues to be a good place to drop off household hazardous waste. Please double check with them whether or not your items are being accepted at this time.

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