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.
The Wachusett Watershed Regional Recycling Center will be open for General Collections:
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)
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.