Regional drive-through recycling and reuse event to be held Jan. 19; Recycle Electronics, Styrofoam, Textiles & More


North Grafton – The first in a series of regional drive-through recycling and reuse events is coming to North Grafton Saturday, Jan. 19 from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. at 3 Library Circle.

Bring your old, unwanted small electronics, Styrofoam, used clothing and textiles, and new or like new craft and office supplies for recycling and reuse. All towns are welcome to participate. Fees are as follows: small electronics (visit for list of items) $10 each; monitors and televisions $20 each.

Free recycling includes computers and laptops, stringed Christmas lights and cords, Styrofoam (only #6 and white – no food containers or packaging peanuts and free of stickers and tape) and assorted clothing and textiles.

Collection of used clothing and textiles, shoes, purses and belts (clean and dry, holes and rips ok) will benefit the Westborough Girl Scouts. Collection of unwanted new or like new craft and office supplies will benefit The Great Exchange of Devens, MA. Collection of old, worn and torn sheets, towels, and blankets will benefit the veterinary clinics at Cummings Veterinary Medical Center at Tufts University (please bag these clean and dry items separately from clothing). Collection of unwanted holiday gifts to be donated to a local charity.

The event is hosted by WE CAN and the communities of Grafton, Northborough, Shrewsbury and Westborough, and is open to all surrounding communities. It will be held on the grounds of Cummings School of Veterinary Medicine at Tufts University. No early birds, please. Volunteers welcome.

For more information and map, visit or contact Missy Hollenback at 508-284-7314.