Reminder: Recycle foam (and more) on Saturday at Woodward

by beth on April 6, 2016

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Styrofoam materials are among those that Southborough’s Transfer Station doesn’t collect for recycling. But you can stop throwing those egg cartons and take-out containers in the trash.

Green Team Foam Recycling Flyer

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A Southborough school will host a foam recycling event on Saturday, April 9th from 9:00 am – noon.

The event, at Woodward School, is conveniently just down the street from the Transfer Station. The project is run by the school’s Green Team and sponsored by the Southborough Community Fund.

The 2nd-3rd grade student group, partnering with the Southborough Recycling Committee, will be collecting clean Polystyrene and Styrofoam. And they recently announced they will also be taking cell button batteries and empty medications.

Organizers can’t accept all forms of foam. There are rules you need to check about what is and isn’t accepted.

Recycling - accepted and not accepted

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Woodward School nurse Mary Ellen Duggan coordinates the Woodward Green Team and its efforts. Here’s how she summed up her grant pitch to SCF:

The primary benefit of improving the health literacy of our children regarding the environmental impact of our waste and the benefits of reducing, reusing, recycling, composting and growing, yields to the secondary gain of expanding this knowledge to the parents, teachers and community as a whole. Hopefully we will see the amount of trash decrease with increased recycling and smarter consumption.

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