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

Residents of the seven Wachusett towns of Boylston, Holden, Paxton, Princeton, Rutland, Sterling and West Boylston may bring recycling and bulk items to the collections.

Wachusett Earthday, the Department of Conservation and Recreation and the seven Towns are partners in the regional collection center.

Household Hazardous Products (Chemicals & Paint) - for a FEE
Four Saturday Collections Yearly
8:00 A.M. to noon
Third Saturday of April, June, September, November
(2016 dates: April 16, June 18, September 18, November  19)

2016: Extra Collections for Household Hazardous Products ONLY: May 7 & October 1
(No other items collected; the reuse building will be closed)

Free Document Shredding: Third Saturday of March, May, October
8:00 AM - 11:00 A.M.

Collection Schedule
The Wachusett Watershed Regional Recycling Center will be open for General Collections:
every Monday
(except May 30, July 4, September 5)
5:00 P.M. to 7:00 P.M.
every Tuesday
9:00 A.M. to 11:00 A.M.
every Wednesday
(except day before Thanksgiving)
2:30 P.M. to 4:30 P.M.
3rd Saturday of the month
8:00 A.M. to 11:00 A.M.
Open until noon on the 3rd Saturday of April, June, September & November

General Recycling Items Collected For Free
Items must be clean. Commingle: glass containers, metal containers, plastics #1 - #7, #6 styrofoam (clean). Separated: paper, flattened cardboard, computer parts, cell phones and other electronics, scrap metal (aluminum, brass, copper, lead, stainless steel, iron), all batteries including lead-acid, rechargeable, ni-cad, alkaline, button nickel-metal hydride & lithium, mercury switches, thermometers, unbroken fluorescent tubes, CFL bulbs.

Items accepted for reuse by others:  bicycles, eye glasses, clothing, textiles (clean & dry, worn our shirts, sheets, mismatched socks), building supplies, deposit/returnable bottles & cans.  See below for additional items you can take or leave at the recycle center.

Items collected for a fee        (Updated: 1/1/2016)
computer monitor
electronics (other than TVs and monitors)
full sized refrigerator or freezer
air conditioner, dehumidifier, dorm fridge
furniture and appliances. Examples: washer, stove, snowblower, mower, hot water tank, toilet, tub, sink, exercise equipment, chair, bureau, entertainment center, mattress, box spring, rug
couch or recliner
sleeper couch
small furniture and appliances. Examples: mower, microwave, plastic chair, large plastic toys, gas grills, wooden chairs, end table
home project debris, concrete, wood, bricks, roofing shingles, wallboard, doors, windows (no creosoted wood or yard waste)
$35/cubic yard
propane tanks
    small stove tank
     20 pound standard tank
    larger than standard 20 pound tank

tire for auto up to 19" with or without rims
truck tires
large equipment tires
fire extinguisher
Household Hazardous Products (Chemicals & Paints)
Collected Only On Third Saturday of April, June, September and November AND in 2016 May 7 and October 1
chemicals, paints, thinners, solvents, pesticides, herbicides, gasoline, motor oil, pool chemicals, cleaners.  Not accepted: explosives, medical

$4/gallon liquid
$4/pound dry

Reusable furniture and appliances:  If you believe the furniture or appliance is still in usable condition please tell the Earthday volunteer when you drop it off, and we will attempt to place it with someone who can reuse it. The fee will still apply in case we have to dispose of the item.

Take or Leave: craft & holiday items, art and school supplies, fabric arts, yarn, toy, puzzles, games, usable household items including linens, dishes, appliances, art vases, utensils, containers with lids (examples: jelly jars, baby food jars, yogurt, coffee cans), books, packing peanuts in bags, sporting goods, sport shoes, accessories (hats, scarves, gloves, mittens, purses, backpacks), entertainment (records, cassettes, cds, dvds), office supplies, working small electronics, cards and gift wrap, home medical equipment, tools and hardware.

Directions:  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.

Town of West Boylston 140 Worcester Street, West Boylston, MA 01583
Phone: 774-261-4010
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