Put aside your foam: Recycling event April 9th

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.

A Southborough school will host a 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. There are rules about what is and isn’t accepted. 

Recycling - accepted and not accepted
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Woodward School nurse Mary Ellen Duggan is 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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