Marlborough Rotary Club holds Community Recycling Day Oct. 22


Marlborough – The members of the Marlborough Rotary Club have suggested that it is time for area residents to sort through their unwanted computers, electronics, appliances and more in order to be ready to take them to the Whitcomb Middle School (formerly Marlborough Middle School) Saturday, Oct. 22, 10 a.m. to 3 p.m., for the Community Recycling Day.

For just $30 per car load or truck load, almost everything that has been sitting around in attics, basements or garages can be recycled at this event. Items include electronics of all types: computers, CPU's, monitors, games, accessories, cell phones, VCRs, laptops, cameras, cables, wires, keyboards and mice; small appliances – motors, shop equipment, heaters, fans, extension cords and lamps; vehicle batteries; large appliances – washers, dryers, microwaves, AC units, freezers, refrigerators with Freon; yard and lawn equipment – mowers and snow blowers (no fluids); metal and plastic – children's toys, yard furniture; and televisions at 50 cents per pound.

All items, except televisions, are only $30 per car load or pick-up truck load. For those who have only one or two items for disposal, there will be a reduced single-item fee.

This opportunity is not limited to Marlborough residents. Residents from anywhere in Massachusetts are welcome. The more who take advantage of the event, the more it benefits the environment, individuals and, of course, the Marlborough Rotary Club Charitable Foundation.

Marlborough Rotary Club President Elaine McDonald has spearheaded this new event for the club.

“We are so excited about this event,” McDonald said. “This project benefits everyone involved. People can rid themselves of all their junk and gain space in their homes for a very low cost; the environment is better for recycling all this junk; and the Marlborough Rotary Club Foundation will make a percentage of the fees to continue the club's service to children and families of our community, literacy projects, clean water projects and more.”

The Rotary Club of Marlborough has supported the youth and charitable organizations of the community and the Rotary Foundation's efforts to enhance the world since 1922. Men and women who want to serve their communities and the efforts toward world peace are welcome.