From books to bikes, from furniture to computers -- thousands of pounds of items were donated at the 4th Annual Zero Waste Day and kept out of landfills.
According to the Facebook fan page of 4th Annual Tewksbury Zero Waste Day, nearly 500 cars passed through the parking lot of the Wynn Middle School on Saturday. "Our warmest thanks for a wonderfully successful Zero Waste Day! Results are still coming in, but we know that we served 493 donors, donated more than 2,500 books and 97 bikes, and each organization drove away with trucks (some multiple) full of items that will help thousands of neighbors in need. We couldn't be happier! Stay tuned in the coming days for more details. The event is sponsored by the Tewksbury Congregational Church and the Tewksbury Recycling Committee. Photographer Shawn Hansen was in attendance at the event and captured these images. For more information about Zero …
Group moderated by Linda Rowe hopes to create less waste for towns and protect the environment.
- THE NEIGHBORHOOD FILES
- B Schill
Monday, March 7, 2011
What would you do when your sofa is so threadbare its fabric is nearly translucent? You would probably just toss it out, perhaps beside the dumpster, or by the sidewalk with a sign that reads “free”. Either way, there is a very good chance that your couch will end up in a landfill, or if someone doesn’t cart it away in time, it could just sit and decompose. Tewksbury Freecycle is attempting to remove this problem. The Yahoo group, moderated by Linda Rowe, is an online recycling group, home to over 1,600 members who regularly use the service. Rowe was originally a part of the Merrimack Valley Freecycle, a conglomeration of many local towns. As the group grew, individual cities had enough interest to support their own sites and Rowe decided …
A dozen area non-profits reap benefits.
- VOLUNTEERS IN THE NEWS
- Bill Gilman
Sunday, September 19, 2010