RYR 2019 was a great success!

The 11th annual Recycle Your Reusables was a great success! Here are a few numbers:

510 cars (41% increase over 2018)

54 towns represented (38% increase over 2018)

$969 in cash/checks and 447 pounds of food donated to Loaves and Fishes

Almost 10 tons of material diverted from local landfills, including:

–1060 pounds of batteries

–4.8 tons of electronics

–850 pounds of latex paint

–3 trucks full of household goods

–2.12 tons of scrap metal

–2 tons of textiles

–208 tires

–365 pounds of art/crafts and office supplies

–2 pickup trucks full of skis, golf clubs, hockey sticks and baseball bats

–400 pounds of Styrofoam

–a small mountain of plastic plant pots

And so much more!

Thank you to our generous sponsors: Bull Run Restaurant, Catania Oils, Central Ave Compassionate Care/Gage Cannabis Co., Century Carpet, Devens Enterprise Commission, Dunkin Donuts, Gervais Ford, Grady Research, IC Credit Union, Laddawn, Little Leaf Farms, Moore Lumber, Main Street Bank, Nashoba Club, Phoenix Park, Piccolino Bar and Grill, Pizza Bella, Shirley Sub Shoppe, Shirley Village Pizza, Social Catalysts Charitable Foundation, The Cottage, Town of Groton, Town of Harvard Board of Health, Town of Townsend and Verona Pizza.

Thank you also to Mark Wetzel and the staff of the Ayer DPW and the town of Shirley DPW, Board of Health and Police Department.

Thank you to the 85 volunteers who took time out of a beautiful Saturday to help, without whom RYR could not have taken place.

Please have your say about this year’s RYR by taking a minute to complete an anonymous evaluation. Every opinion is important.

Finally: unless someone else wants to coordinate next year, we’ll see you again in 2021. We’re taking 2020 off.


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