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Town holding annual Zero Waste Day

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Tewksbury is inviting area residents to join in its fifth annual Zero Waste Day, taking place Saturday from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. in the Wynn Middle School parking lot. More than a dozen local nonprofit organizations will be on hand to accept donations of household goods, from clothing and furniture to bikes and building supplies. Additionally, electronics can be recycled for a fee through Metech Recycling, and vehicle tires that have had the rims removed can be disposed of for free through the Central Mass. Mosquito Control Project. Run jointly by the town’s Recycling Committee and the Tewksbury Congregational Church, the event allows charities to receive donations in one large batch, and surplus household items to go to people in need rather than entering the waste stream. In each of the past four years, 400 to 500 donors have participated. Volunteers will help unload donated items, including heavy furniture, from vehicles. For full details, go to www.zwdtewksbury.org or to Zero Waste Day Tewksbury on Facebook.

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