North Grafton – A regional drive-thru recycling and reuse event is returning to North Grafton Saturday, March 30, from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Cummings School of Veterinary Medicine at Tufts University, 200 Westboro Road.
More than 400 cars from surrounding communities participated in the first event in January, and for the second event in March, latex and water-based paint is being added to the list of items being collected. The fee for the paint collection is $5 per car, up to six cans. All latex and water-based paint must be in its original, labeled container, in liquid form, never been frozen and no more than 10 years old.
Other new items being collected include wood stove pellet bags (#4 only and must be clean and dry), used mascara wands (wash with Dawn dish detergent and dry for donation to animal wildlife refuge centers), dried-out colored markers, Sharpies, highlighters and dry erase markers.
Other items include old, unwanted small electronics, Styrofoam, used clothing and textiles, and new or like new craft and office supplies Fees are as follows: small electronics $10 each; monitors and televisions, $20 each.
Styrofoam is being collected at no charge (only #6 and white – no food containers or packing peanuts and free of stickers and tape). Assorted clothing and textiles (clean, dry and odor-free) are being collected for three different groups. For the Epilepsy Foundation and support of three local farmers markets, bring used clothing and textiles, shoes, purses, wallets, belts, sheets, curtains, pillows, table cloths (holes and rips OK). For the Fresh Start Furniture Bank (label Fresh on the bag), bring like-new sheets, towels, blankets, comforters, pots, pans and cutlery (in good shape). For the Cummings Veterinary Center at Tufts University and local animal shelters (label Animal on the bag), bring clean, old, worn sheets, towels and blankets. New or like-new craft and office supplies are being donated to the Great Exchange.
The event is hosted by WE CAN and the communities of Grafton, Northborough, Shrewsbury and Westborough, and is open to all surrounding communities. No early birds, please. Volunteers welcome. Fees are cash only.
For more information and map, visit wecan-ma.org or contact Missy Hollenback at 508-284-7314.