Marlborough Rotary Club to hold recycling event

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Marlborough – The Marlborough Rotary Club will hold a recycling event Saturday, Oct. 17, from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the 1Lt. Charles W. Whitcomb Middle School, 25 Union St. Almost anything that has been sitting around in attics, basements, or garages can be recycled for $30 per car or truck load. Accepted items include electronics of all types, electrical equipment, vehicle batteries, large appliances; yard and lawn equipment; metal and plastic, children’s toys, yard furniture, televisions (priced per screen size), and computer monitors ($15 each).

“We have been so excited about this event!” remarked organizer Elaine McDonald. “This project benefits everyone involved. People can rid themselves of all their metal and plastic junk; 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 beauty of this project,” noted Club President Michael Lashua, “is that it is both a service project and a fundraiser. Even when the funds raised were minimal, we knew that we had made a positive impact on the environment of our community.”

According to McDonald, as of the Rotary Club’s spring recycling event, the group has collected and recycled 58,291 lbs. – almost 30 tons – of material.

“The environmental impact keeps growing year after year,” she said.