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Electronics Recycling

posted Sep 5, 2010, 2:14 PM by Joyce Middle School PTO Communications   [ updated Sep 5, 2010, 2:19 PM ]
- Saturday, Sept 18th at the Shamrock

Well the digital age is on us and your wondering what to do with that old television, computer monitor or appliance that is broken, unwanted or unused and just taking up space?

Paul Medeiros has found and is working with a Massachusetts company that will collect these items at drop off sites set up throughout Woburn at various times throughout the year. This is an excellent opportunity to recycle these items at a minimal cost compared to the higher cost associated with curbside appliance recycling programs and will also be a fundraiser for local organizations that will sponsor these events. Another good thing and possibly the best part of this program is that it is open to residents from any and all communities, not just Woburn, as well as any and all business entities. With your help these collections have raised over $70,000 dollars for local organizations since January of 2007.

So clean out those basements, attics, garages and warehouses and bring your items down!

This collection will be held on Saturday, September 18, 2010 at the Shamrock School parking lot, 60 Green St in Woburn from 9 AM to 1 PM benefiting the Shamrock PTO and their projects and programs. PLEASE USE THE GREEN STREET ENTRANCE TO THE SCHOOL.

A portion of the proceeds from these collections will also be used for a scholarship given to a Woburn High School graduating senior that will be continuing their education in the field of environmental education. If you miss this event our next recycling date will be on Saturday, October 16th at the Daily Times Chronicle parking area on Arrow Drive to benefit the Woburn Council of Social Concern.The prices are as follows:

Waste Mgmt curbside Collection               Drop off Collection


Monitor/Laptop            $25.00                              $5.00

Television-                   $25.00                             $15.00

Refrigerator-                $20.00                             $10.00

Water Cooler-              $20.00                            $10.00

Air Conditioner-           $20.00                            $10.00

Freezer-                        $20.00                            $10.00

Dehumidifier-                $20.00                            $10.00

Stove/Washer/Dryer-   $13.00                            $10.00

Water Heater-              $13.00                            $10.00

Dishwasher-                 $13.00                             $10.00


Want to recycle for reuse or salvage and don't like to throw away old, usable or even unusable equipment? Bring it to the event: For $1.00 each we will take the following: computers, electronic office equipment such as calculators, typewriters, fax/copy machines, printers, telephones, all consumer electronics (excluding televisions) such as cameras, video/audio/DVD/VCR, microwaves and sink disposal units.


Additionally, we will take and recycle or salvage the following in any quantity for a voluntary donation: computer parts and accessories, plugs, wires, drives, parts of computers, cell phones, video games as well as parts and accessories or plugs and wires, DVD’s, CD’s and VHS tapes.  (all Cell Phones will be given to


If you would like further information or have any questions about this recycling program designed to save you money and benefit local organizations, please call Paul or Lori Medeiros at (781) 938-0297 or via e-mail at:


And an added note.....

Batteries Plus has expanded their battery recycling program to include virtually any type of battery. They will recycle every and any battery from the tiny button batteries out of a hearing aid to the large auto batteries out of your car or truck. And this service is done completely "free of charge" and also every day of the week. So help out the environment, add the convenience of being able to do this any day of the week and save yourself some money on the disposal of those old car batteries. Stop by the Batteries Plus store at the "Four Corners"
(please note regular alkaline batteries may be thrown out with the regular trash)

Batteries Plus 

173A Cambridge Road, Woburn, MA 01801  

Tel. (781) 933-9093