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Wachusett Watershed Regional Recycling Center
Wachusett Watershed Regional Recycling Center
131 Raymond Huntington Highway
West Boylston, MA

I-190, Exit 5, north one block on Route 140 to light, left on Legg Road and travel 0.8 mile to the entrance on the right.

Or Laurel Street, West Boylston or Manning Street, Holden to Raymond Huntington Highway (parallel with I-190 at Holden/West Boylston town line), and travel 0.9 mile to the entrance on the left

The Wachusett Watershed Regional Recycling Center is open 5-7 p.m., Mondays; 9-11 a.m., Tuesdays; 2:30-4:30 p.m., Wednesdays; and 8-11 a.m. the third Saturday of each month for residents of the seven Wachusett towns: Boylston, Holden, Paxton, Princeton, Rutland, Sterling and West Boylston. Bulk items, electronics and recycling will be collected on those days. West Boylston Boy Scouts will collect returnable bottles and cans. The Scouts would appreciate your support.

The Center is provided by Wachusett Earthday, the Massachusetts Department of Conservation and Recreation and the seven Wachusett towns.

Items which will be collected for a fee:

Paints and chemicals - $4/liquid gallon or $4/dry pound

Computer Monitors - $3 per monitor

TVs - $12

Large appliances and metal machines including washers, dryers, stoves, hot water heaters and snow blowers, riding mowers, swing sets or other scrap metal -  $5 each

Small appliances including lawn mowers, microwaves and small chairs -  $2 each

Fire extinguishers - $6 each

Items with refrigerants such as refrigerators, dehumidifiers, freezers or air conditioners - $10 each

Furniture, rugs (10' x 12' size of wall to wall carpet), toilets, sinks, mattresses, box springs, large children's toys, outdoor furniture - $5 each

Sleeper couches - $10 each

Household project debris such as wood, bricks, concrete, wallboard - $30/cubic yard

Car Tires - $2 per tire with or without rims

Truck Tires (19-22" with or without rims) - $10 each

Extra large equipment tires - $40 each

Propane Tanks - $3 per 20 pound regular tank, $1 small stove tank, $30 per 100 pound tank

Items accepted with no fee:

General recycling of paper, cardboard, glass, plastic, separated #6 styrofoam, metal cans, returnable bottles and cans, all batteries, mercury thermostats, thermometers, fluourescent tubes, bicycles, clothing, books, linens and small household goods (in good condition), electronics and computer parts (except monitors, which have a fee)

Reusable furniture and applicances: Each large appliance or furniture item costs $5 for disposal. The Center accepts bicycles to be passed onto children and families in need.

Check or the Town website for updates. Interested in volunteering? Please call Colleen Abrams at (508) 829-3954.


Partners Break Ground on Regional Recycle Building
Groundbreaking for the Regional Recycling & Reuse Building was held Friday, June 20 at at the Wachusett Watershed Regional Recycling Center. The Massachusetts Department of Conservation and Recreation has provided two matching grants for the building. Wachusett Earthday is on the final drive to complete the remaining $15,000 match for the DCR partnership grant. Wachusett Earthday encourages donations made to Wachusett Earthday, Box 593, Holden, MA 01520.  The new 6,000-square foot recycle building will provide reuse and recycling for teachers, scouts, drama programs, seniors and families.

Town of Holden 1204 Main Street, MA 01520
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