Plans for the Uxbridge Cleanup Day on Saturday, April 28 have been expanded to include a collection of hard-to-recycle items and distribution of free kitchen scrap compost buckets. The Uxbridge Recycling and Sustainability Committee has announced it will be setting up on Town Common where cleanup registration will be, and will collect specific hard-to-recycle items such as toothpaste tubes, dental floss containers, energy bar wrappers, air fresheners, cigarette butts and more. These hard-to-recycle items will be sent to Terracycle which has a special recycling program for these items and more. More specific information about this collection can be found on the Uxbridge Recycling and Sustainability Committee’s Facebook page or by emailing the Committee at [email protected].
The Committee will also be distributing 100 free kitchen scrap compost buckets which the Board of Health acquired through a grant with MassDEP. The buckets will be available while supplies last.
Following a community forum on recycling last year in Uxbridge, the Uxbridge Recycling and Sustainability Committee was formed in October, 2017. Since then, it has sent out a recycling survey to residents of the town and results will be revealed at the cleanup event and a new brochure with recycling resources will be available.
The Uxbridge Cleanup on Saturday, April 28 will run from 9 a.m. to Noon. Registration and post event refreshments will be at the Town Common. To register for the cleanup, please visit tinyurl.com/UxbridgeCleanup. The event is supported by Blackstone Heritage Corridor, Inc., Koopman Lumber, Premeer Real Estate and other local businesses providing food for the volunteers. For more information on the cleanup, contact Bonnie Combs at [email protected]. Rain date is Saturday, May 5.