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Recycled Clothing Donated to Children in Need

Recycled Clothing Donated to Children in Need
Dear Wachusett Earthday, Thank you so much for helping me to recycle and reuse clothing items. I am serving as the Project 351 Ambassador for the town of Princeton. Project 351 is a Massachusetts leadership program that represents all 351 cities and towns in the state. One 8th grader from each town is chosen each year to learn leadership skills through community service. My spring service project was to collect gently used clothing for donation to kids in need in Massachusetts. I offer a special thank you to volunteer Noreen Alves for her dedication to service and her kind spirit.…
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Household Hazardous Products (HHP) – 2018 Schedule

Household Hazardous Products (HHP) – 2018 Schedule
Wachusett Earthday will have five Special Collection Days for Household Hazardous Products - including paints, chemicals and pesticides - with a small fee (see below): Saturday, May 19th - 8am to Noon Saturday, July 21st - 8am to Noon Saturday, September 15th - 8am to Noon Saturday, October 6th - 8am to Noon (The rest of the site will be closed) Saturday, November 17th - 8am to Noon Items may be dropped off at the Wachusett Earthday Regional Recycle Center from 8 a.m. until noon. The fees are liquids - $4/gallon, dry products - $4/pound and aerosols -$1/can. See our…
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Free Document Shredding Days – 2018 Schedule

Free Document Shredding Days – 2018 Schedule
Free Document Shredding at the Recycle Center on the following days in 2018: Don't own a shredder? Let us help! Saturday, April 7th - 8 to 11am ** The rest of the site will be open for drop off/pickup. The ReUse Building will be closed. Saturday, June 16th - 8 to 11am Saturday, October 20th - 8 to 11am *NEW SHREDDING DAY ADDED* Saturday, December 1st - 8 to 11am We will have a shredding truck onsite. See our Recycling page for more info on accepted items.
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New Interim Board President announced

On January 20, 2016, the Wachusett Earthday board of directors accepted the resignation of Colleen Abrams. FROM THE BOARD OF DIRECTORS OF WACHUSETT EARTHDAY INC: We thank Colleen Abrams for her nearly 25 years of service to the Wachusett communities and her commitment to protect the Wachusett Watershed. Her tireless efforts have removed hazardous materials through hazardous household product collections and led to the creation of the Wachusett Watershed Regional Recycling Center to promote recycling, reuse and the responsible disposal of goods. Her passion to serve the watershed communities and protect our environment has not gone without notice or appreciation.…
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Textile Recycling

And the Oscar goes to.... The students at Centerville Elementary School in Beverly, MA who created their own textile recycling video called The Story of Textile Recycling Woman. Bravo to these energetic and dedicated Planet Protectors! More interesting information on the ways that old clothing & fabrics can be re-used! Note: These links will open a new browser page. Infographic on Textile Recycling The Secret Double Life of Donated Textiles Infographic on Greenhouse Gases
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Dedication of the Wachusett Earthday Site

Wachusett Earthday Inc.'s Recycling/Reuse site was dedicated at a ceremony at the 131 Raymond Huntington Highway location in West Boylston, MA. In attendance were representatives for each of the seven member towns, the Massachusetts Department of Conservation and Recreation and the Commonwealth of Massachusetts. Those in attendance included: DCR Division of Watershed Protection Director Jonathan Yeo, DCR Division of Watershed Protection Regional Director John Scannell, DCR Commissioner Rick Sullivan , West Boylston Selectman Allen Phillips, Representatives Harold Naughton and Jim O'Day, Earthday president Colleen Abrams, DEP Grants Coordinator Tina Klein, West Boylston Selectman Kevin McCormick, Senator Harriette Chandler, Princeton Selectman…
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