Marlborough Rotary Club to hold recycling event Oct. 28


Marlborough – The Marlborough Rotary Club will hold a recycling event Saturday, Oct. 28, from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m., at the 1Lt Charles W. Whitcomb Middle School, 25 Union St., Marlborough. The cost is $35 per car or truck load.

Since the fall of 2011, the Marlborough Rotary Club created a one-day project for folks to recycle all their unwanted computers, electronics, appliances, and more. The event is open to all communities and is focused on recycling household items rather than adding these items in the landfills.

Almost everything that has been sitting around in your attic, basement, or garage can be recycled at this event. Items include electronics, electrical equipment, car batteries, large appliances, lawn equipment, metal toys, yard furniture, and televisions.

Unacceptable items include wood, plastic, tires, mattresses, textiles, hoses, glass, or pool liners.

“We have been so excited about this event!” remarked Elaine McDonald who started the event. “This project benefits everyone involved 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, polio eradication, and more.”

“The beauty of this project,” noted current Club President Sem Aykanian, “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.”

“The environmental impact keeps growing year after year. As of our spring recycling event, we have recycled over 65,000 pounds – or more than 32 tons! That’s huge,” McDonald said.

Call 978-875-0097 for more information.