Trash day, papers to printers
TURNERS FALLS — Recycle your e-waste at one end of the avenue, shred confidential information at the other. Two charity drives Sept. 13 from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. at opposite ends of town request your difficult-to-dispose-of waste, and donations.
The Montague Business Association hosts a paper shredding, computer hard drive destruction and flag collection at the Avenue A and Seventh Street intersection, while St. Andrew’s Episcopal Church collects electronics waste in the 1 Avenue A Town Hall parking lot.
Valley Green Shredding has donated its services for the event, targeting confidential information on paper or in computer hard drives.
The suggested donation per bag/box/hard drive is $5 and up, with funds supporting the Montague Business Association and the Unity Skate Park effort. Shredding is paper-only: light textbooks, spiral notebooks and paperclips are acceptable. Hard drives must be removed from the computer.
Those interested in volunteering may contact Stephan Smith, A.H. Rist Insurance, 413-863-4373 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
The electronics drop-off includes laptops, printers, televisions, cellphones, batteries, air conditioners, vacuum cleaners and fans — no large appliances or treadmills — with a suggested donation of $10 to benefit the Brick House youth center on Third Street.