Wednesday, April 10, 2013
Veterans Inc. has a big Earth Day celebration planned.
Information submitted by Amanda Riik, public relations manager, Veterans Inc. Veterans Inc. is hosting its first Earth Day Event featuring Electronic & Appliance Recycling together with a Bike Collection and Community Yard Sale on Saturday, April 20, from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. on their grounds at 59 South St. in Mass Save also joins the event to share tips on going green such as improving your home’s energy efficiency. All electronics and appliances can be recycled for low fees through East Coast Recycling with 25 percent of the proceeds going to Veterans Inc.’s programs and services. Any electronic item with a plug can be recycled including computers, computer games, copy and fax machines, monitors, stereo equipment, printers, and TV’s. Drop …
Friday, January 18, 2013
It would phase out the 5-cent can and bottle return.
Friday, January 18
Sen. Michael Moore, D-Millbury, is supporting a group's effort to phase out the bottle bill by filing legislation that would replace the 5-cent deposit on cans and bottles with a one cent fee that would be paid by the bottlers, reported the Worcester Business Journal. Chris Flynn, president of the Massachusetts Food Association, told WBJ, "Ninety percent of the cities and towns have available to them either curbside or drop-off programs for their recyclables. Why are we segregating recyclables, some of the recyclables and bringing them back to a food store? One, it's not the environment we should be bringing back our trash. And two, it's at a significant increased cost. It's about three to four times more expensive." Moore said he welcomed…
Friday, April 6, 2012
One resident submitted a town bylaw that would eliminate trash divers from the town.
Mary Beth Connors submitted a town bylaw that would eliminate anyone from going through trash and recycling on trash day. "I saw a man with an empty wheelbarrow in my neighborhood and then I saw him later in the day on Route 140 with an enormous bag of bottles and cans throughout the day," Connors said, who lives in the neighborhood across from the town hall. "I have two young kids and I don't want them to see a stranger rummaging through the recycling—we live in a family-friendly town and there are a lot of issues with this." Connors got signatures from around town to bring the issue to the annual town meeting. Another article on the warrant is asking people who want to rummage through trash to obtain a permit from the town. "I don't …
Friday, January 13, 2012
Learn the ins and outs of getting rid of trash in town.
Since the pay-as-you-throw program began in 2008, people have been recycling more and more in town, but there are still many calls to the Board of Health each day asking what to do with trash that doesn't fit in the blue bags. If it's more than 20 pounds and it doesn't fit in a blue bag, then residents must buy a $10 bulk item sticker for the trash. Here's some examples of bulk items: If the trash weighs less than 10 pounds, and does not fit in a small blue bag, residents can tie or tape the bag to the following items: "We get lots of calls each day on what people can and can't throw out," said Kerry Stockwell, administrative assistant at the Board of Health. "But if it doesn't go in the trash, we have options in and around town for …
Thursday, May 26, 2011
The Oak Middle School parking lot was the destination for many residents to bring their unused items for recycling.
- THE NEIGHBORHOOD FILES
- Nance Ebert
Thursday, May 26, 2011
Donations of recycled goods were accepted for a great cause earlier this week at the Oak Middle School.