The semi-annual Auburn Town Wide Cleanup sponsored by the Auburn Chamber of Commerce is this Saturday, May 2.
Volunteers are still welcome to register. You can access the registration form at the end of this article, or visit the Chamber website.
While groups of volunteers will spread across town to clean up roadside trash, residents may also bring all metal items (lawn mowers, bicycles, snow blowers, etc.) to the fire station where Republic Services will have dumpsters for recycling these goods. Interstate Battery will also have a collections area for all kinds of batteries, except non-rechargeable alkaline batteries. Hometown Bank will be holding a community shredding at the Heritage Plaza, 569 Southbridge St., from 9am to 12pm. You may bring up to three boxes of documents for free shredding.
Mastermans’ of Auburn is helping by supplying safety items and trash collection tools. Republic Services/Allied Waste and Wheelabrator in Auburn have also donated services to help with collection and disposal of trash.
Lastly, and maybe best of all, Outback Steakhouse is supplying free lunch to all clean up volunteers beginning at 10:45am.
Volunteers will be meeting at the Auburn Fire Headquarters, 47 Auburn St., Saturday at 7:30am (which should make Dunkin’ Donuts very happy, too).
This event is organized every other year by the Auburn Chamber of Commerce. On opposite years, the Town of Auburn sponsors a hazardous materials dropoff. While some hazardous and buky items will be collected this Saturday, residents will need to wait until 2016 to discard all those hazardous household waste items laying around. Amy Sullivan of the Solid Waste Committee says residents can drop hazardous materials at NEDT in Sutton. The website: http://nedt.org. Electronics items (computers, televisions, etc.) can be brought to Metech in Millbury, http://www.metechrecycling.com.