Marlborough Rotary and chamber partner for success in recycling


Marlborough – This year, the Marlborough Regional Chamber of Commerce will join the Marlborough Rotary Club in their 10th annual Recycling event Saturday, Oct. 24, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Navin Rink Parking Lot, 451 Bolton St., Marlborough. 

The cost is $40 per car/truck load and the event is open to all communities.

Accepted items include electronics of all types; electrical equipment; small appliances; vehicle batteries; large appliances; yard and lawn equipment; televisions ($50 any size); computer Monitors ($30 each); audio speakers ($20 per pair); child car seats ($20 each with fabric removed).

Items that are not accepted include wood, plastic, tires, mattresses, textiles, hoses, glass, pool liners or large children’s plastic toys.

“We have been so excited about this event!” remarked Elaine McDonald who started the event in 2011. “We are doubly excited that this year, the Marlborough Regional Chamber of Commerce has joined us in this project to help our neighbors clean out their unwanted items with a vehicle for them to dispose of them responsibly.”

Chamber members sponsoring the event include Boston Scientific, Intel, Garden Remedies, Digital Federal Credit Union, Main Street Bank, St. Mary’s Credit Union, Capaccio Environmental Engineering, Inc., Avidia Bank, EKG Networking, Inc., Handcock Associates, D. R. Landers Landscaping, Fletcher Tilton, and Trust Energy Solutions.

“This project benefits everyone involved and promotes recycling for a very low cost,” said Rob Schlachter, president of the Marlborough Regional Chamber of Commerce. “We are delighted to join with the Rotary Club’s long successful event. It benefits our environment and the Marlborough Rotary Club Foundation will generate 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 environmental impact keeps growing year after year,” McDonald noted. “As of our 2019 recycling event, we have recycled over 75,000 pounds – or more than 37 tons.”

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