Recycle Your Reusables was a great success!
The 8th annual Recycle Your Reusables, held on October 15, 2016 was a tremendous success! 515 people, a 25% increase from last year came from near (Ayer) and far (Newton). Thanks to you, more than 15 tons of material were diverted from local landfills. Residents from 30 towns dropped off:
- 6.5 tons of electronics
- a small mountain of plastic bags
- 2.125 tons of textiles
- 3 tons of shredded paper and media
- 58 mattresses for recycling
- 50 cubic yards of Styrofoam
- 41 pounds of pens and markers at their end of life
- 13 pounds of Brita filters
- 10 pounds of drink pouches
- a truckload of goods for the Leominster Habitat for Humanity ReStore
- many household items for needy people served by Transitions at Devens and the Donations Clearinghouse
- 2.7 tons of scrap metal
- 1228 pounds of alkaline and rechargeable batteries, with 956 pounds having hazardous metals content
- hundreds of pounds of rigid plastic
- and SO much more.
In addition, the Loaves and Fishes Food Pantry received almost $2000 and 755 pounds of food to help its clients.
I would like to thank our generous sponsors: Phoenix Park, North Middlesex Savings Bank, Dunkin Donuts (Ayer), Worker’s Credit Union, CPF/Pepsi, Ayer Shop ‘n Save, Pizza Bella, the Cottage, Village Pizza (Shirley), Nashoba Club, the Shirley Sub Shoppe, the recycling Committees of Townsend, Groton and Shirley, and the Town of Littleton.