Regional drive-through recycling and reuse event to be held in Grafton June 22


Grafton –  A regional drive-through recycling and reuse event is returning to North Grafton Saturday, June 22 from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. at 201 Westboro Road. Items being collected include electronics, Latex Paint, Styrofoam (white #6 only), textiles, books and more. All towns are welcome to participate. Fees (cash only) are as follows: small electronics (visit for list of items) $10 each; monitors and televisions $20 each and liquefied Latex paint $1 per gallon.

Styrofoam is being collected at no charge (only #6 white – no food containers or packaging peanuts and free of stickers and tape) and assorted clothing and textiles (clean, dry and odor-free) to benefit non-profit organizations. This includes used clothing and textiles, shoes, purses, wallets, belts, sheets, curtains, pillows, table cloths (holes and rips okay). 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 (no binders please) are being donated to The Great Exchange. Other items being collected at the June 22 event include used mascara wands (wash with Dawn dish detergent and dry; being donated to animal wildlife refuge centers), dried out colored markers, Sharpies, highlighters and dry erase markers.

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 Irene Congdon at 413-348-9353.