Textiles and Foam Collection Event June 7, 2014.

Shrewsbury Recycles will be joining Floral St. School PTO to host another Textile and Foam Collection on Saturday, June 7 from 9:00 am to 1:00 pm in the parking lot of the Floral St. School, 57 Floral St, Shrewsbury.  The foam event will be FREE this time because we have a donation from Paul Mitchell, which means we are going to get a lot of people dropping off stuff.

We need volunteers for both events.  The textile collection is simple and is just helping people remove bags from their car. The EPS Foam requires careful persons to check the foam to make sure it is the “right” kind and to pack it into the truck. We can train you on the spot or if you’d like, check out Refoamit.com .  If you love Tetris and other space/movement puzzles you will love the foam volunteer position.

Volunteer Signup:

http://www.signupgenius.com/go/10C0A48A8A92DA2FF2-textile

Foam & Textiles Collection Nov 2

Foam & Textiles Recycling Event
Hosted by Floral School PTO & Shrewsbury Recycles
*Open to non-residents*

SATURDAY, NOV 2, 2013
11:00 AM TO 3:00 PM
FLORAL STREET SCHOOL, 57 FLORAL ST., SHREWSBURY

FOR MORE INFO CONTACT MISSY HOLLENBACK 508/284-7314 or melisahollenback@hotmail.com

Like us on Facebook! https://www.facebook.com/ShrewsburyRecycles

Foam Collection

Cost: $1 per bag or $5 per carload

(Proceeds to cover foam collection service provided by ReFoamIT)

We collect the following “snappy” foam items:

• Any StyroFoam with the # 6 on it.
• Packing foam blocks
• Produce and meat trays
• Take out containers and trays (please rinse)
• Foam hot drink cups (like Dunkin’ Donuts & Cumberland Farms, not from McDonalds)
• Foam egg cartons
• White insulation sheets

“Foamy” Foam is Not Accepted. For a full list of what is / is not accepted, go here:

http://refoamit.com/WhatCanBeRecycled/tabid/91/Default.aspx

Textile Collection
Cost: FREE
Floral School PTO will be paid for weight collected. COLLECTING: Bad, Ugly, Good
• CLOTHES (in any condition, must be clean and dry)
• SHOES AND BOOTS (1/2 pair too)
• STUFFED ANIMALS
• BLANKETS, SHEETS, PILLOWS, CUSHIONS, CURTAINS, THROW RUGS

(Textile collection service provided by Bag2School and will pay $250 per ton to benefit Floral St. School PTO)

What’s in a trash can!

Recently I visited a soccer field in town and came across this not so surprising sight. Recyclables in a trash can!  This was a good reminder of why it is important to promote recycling and reduce sights like this.

Lets breakdown down what we see.

  1. The water and sport drink bottles could be recycled. However, to incentivize consumers to recycle those drinks, adding a deposit to those containers is what’s proposed by expanding the Bottle Bill.
  2. That foam coffee cup could be recycled by rinsing it out and bringing it along with all other white and colored “snappy” foam to the Foam & Textiles recycling day on Nov 2nd hosted by Shrewsbury Recycles and the Floral St PTO.
  3. Those plastic bags could be emptied and dropped off at the bag receptacles at local supermarkets.
Here's a trash can from a recent stop at a soccer field in Shrewsbury. Do you see something wrong with this picture?

Here’s a trash can from a recent stop at a soccer field in town. Do you see something wrong with this picture?

Shrewsbury Recycles Attended Spirit of Shrewsbury Festival 2013

Shrewsbury Recycles was represented at the Spirit of Shrewsbury Festival on Sept 28th.  Residents stopped on by to ask questions about curbside recycling and where to bring other materials.

This year, we were also collecting signatures for the “Updated Bottle Bill” petition. The petition intends to put a question on the 2014 ballot asking voters to expand the bottle deposit in MA to beverage containers currently not subject to a deposit such as water and sport drink bottles.  A special thanks goes to the 106 registered voters who signed that day!

For more information about the Bottle Bill, go to the Mass Bottle Bill website:

http://www.massbottlebill.org/ubb/

Shrewsbury Recycles booth at the Spirit of Shrewsbury Festival 2013

Shrewsbury Recycles booth at the Spirit of Shrewsbury Festival 2013

Electronic Waste Recycling Event! THIS Saturday

BOARD OF HEALTH 100 MAPLE AVENUE                                            

SHREWSBURY, MASSACHUSETTS 01545-5398

TELEPHONE (508) 841-8512

~ ELECTRONIC WASTE RECYCLING EVENT ~

 

DATE:                   June 29, 2013

TIME:                    9:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.

WHERE:                Behind the Clinton Elementary School

                             100 Church Street

                             Clinton, MA 01510

 

WHO:                    OPEN TO THE GENERAL PUBLIC

 

In conjunction with ProTek Recycling, Inc. broken, used, and unwanted electronics will be properly recycled by a professional recycling firm. All proceeds from the event will go toward supporting the activities for the Boy Scouts of Troop 10.

Questions? Please contact Max Cane directly at:  canem@protekrecycling.com

This information is being posted as a courtesy to Shrewsbury residents. The Shrewsbury Health Department is not a sponsor of this event.


                               

Foam & Textiles Collection! June 1

Foam & Textiles Recycling Event
Hosted by Floral School PTO & Shrewsbury Recycles
*Open to non-residents*

SATURDAY, JUNE 1
9 AM TO 12 PM
FLORAL STREET SCHOOL 57 FLORAL ST.

FOR MORE INFO CONTACT MISSY HOLLENBACK 508/284-7314 OR visit
WWW.SHREWSBURYRECYCLES.ORG

Like us on Facebook! https://www.facebook.com/ShrewsburyRecycles

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Bring your foam and textiles!

Foam Collection
Cost: $1 per bag or $5 per carload

We collect the following items:

• Any StyroFoam with the # 6 on it.
• Packing foam blocks
• Produce and meat trays
• Take out containers and trays (please rinse)
• Foam hot drink cups (like Dunkin’ Donuts & Cumberland Farms, not from McDonalds)
• Foam egg cartons
• White insulation sheets

(Proceeds to cover foam collection service provided by ReFoamIT)

Textile Collection
Cost: FREE
Floral School PTO will be paid for weight collected. COLLECTING: Bad, Ugly, Good (BUG)
• CLOTHES (in any condition, must be clean and dry)
• SHOES AND BOOTS (1/2 pair too)
• STUFFED ANIMALS
• BLANKETS, SHEETS, PILLOWS, CUSHIONS, CURTAINS, THROW RUGS

(Textile collection service provided by Bag2School and will pay $250 per ton to benefit Floral St. School PTO)

Recycle Days with United Bank

This event is FREE and open to the public
Saturday 05.04.13

9:00am – 12:00pm
WTAG and WSRS are teaming up with United Bank for Recycling Days to help with spring clean up! On May 4th WTAG and WSRS will be onsite at UNITED BANK in Northborough from 9A-NOON collecting your electronic equipment that you can not throw away in your normal trash pick up! Stop on down!

 

Upcoming Kids Clothing Swap

The Spring/Summer Clothing Swap will be held on Thursday, March 28 at St. Anne’s Human Services in Shrewsbury. Drop off clothes at 5:00 pm, swap begins at 6:00 pm. Please bring your clean, gently used, shoes and clothing and you will be able to take home the same in return. Bring a full container tote or two to swap and fill your tote(s) to take home with you. For more information or to donate clothing email: swapkidsclothes123@gmail.com. See the informational flyer here.

 

Donations Needed – Shoe Drive at Sherwood and Oak Middle Schools- Soles4Souls

This shoe drive in our middle schools will run the month of March and the kids have a goal of collecting 500 pairs. Bring donations to boxes in the lobbies of both Sherwood and Oak. For more information go to the website at http://www.soles4souls.org. The shoes must be gently used and any type can be donated. The shoes will be collected and brought to a UPS store location. They are then sent to a factory, sorted, and sent to a recently devastated area in the US, Haiti or Africa.