The Westborough Rotary Club’s Environment Committee has announced new Fall 2022 dates for collecting plastic bags and other thin films. Rotarians will be back at the rear of Kohl's Department Store in Northborough on the following dates between 8am and 9am:

2023 Winter/Spring Dates:

  • February - 4 & 18
  • March     - 4 & 18
  • April      -  1 &15 & 29
  • May      -  13 & 27
  • June     -  10 & 24

If you are unable to bring your plastic to Kohl's during the collection times, there are collections bins located at:

  • Central One Federal Credit Union, 40 South Street, Westborough (rear entrance)
  • The Borough YMCA, 4 Valente Drive, Northborough (rear of the lobby area)
 It is recommended that the collected plastics be saved in clean, regular 13.2-gallon trash bags. 
 
 

 

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 into 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.

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
 
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