The Westborough Rotary Club’s Environment Committee has organized a drive for collecting and recycling bags and plastics from household waste. Although bags plastics are ubiquitously in use, the economics of recycling them has been generally unattractive for businesses. These plastics eventually make their way in our fresh-water lakes and oceans destroying habitats and damaging the environment. The objective of this drive is to increase awareness of this serious issue and invite community members in the region to become actively involved in addressing it locally.

With strong community support, we've already collected over 1100 pounds of film plastic which will not find its way into our environment.  Please click "Read More" for new dates and drop off locations.

Community members are being asked to collect waste bags and fillm plastics in their homes and periodically bring them to one of the collection centers. It is recommended that the collected plastics be saved in clean, regular 13.2-gallon trash bags. Once each bag weighs about 3-4 lbs., bring them to one of the following collection centers:
 
  • Kohl’s Retail Store (rear entrance) every other Saturday, 8-9 a.m. (most preferred location - see below for dates)
  • Central One Federal Credit Union, 40 South Street, Westborough
  • The Borough YMCA, 4 Valente Drive, Northborough (rear of the lobby area)
Rotary volunteers will be at Kohl's every other Saturday from 8am - 9am to collect your plastic. This is the best location to bring your plastic. We'll be there on the following Saturdays through May:
 
• February 13th & 27th
• March 13th & 27th
• April 10th & 24th
• May 8th & 22nd
 
The drive is supported by Kohl’s corporate office. The collected plastics are transported by Kohl’s to a remote recycling center and pressed into 1000-pound bales which are then shipped to a Trex manufacturing plant in Virginia. For more information, email the Rotary club's committee on the environment at cote@westboroughrotary.org