The Auburn Chamber’s Town-Wide Clean Up held on Saturday, May 2 was a huge success. A beautiful spring day provided the backdrop for more than 300 volunteers who pitched in to clean up Auburn. Dedicated residents and business owners collected 1.18 tons of trash, 400 pounds of recyclable material, 2.69 tons of recyclable metal, and numerous discarded batteries that were collected for recycling.

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Clean-up day partners Republic Services / Allied Waste of Auburn, Interstate All Battery Center of Auburn, and Wheelabrator of Millbury donated services and disposal.

In conjunction with the Chamber’s clean up day, Hometown Bank held a free community shredder day at their Heritage Plaza location disposing of 3,000 pounds of recycled material.

Outback Steakhouse, and proprietor Scott Symington, hosted a luncheon where they donated meals for close to 200 of the volunteers.

The Chamber received support through donations of good and services from following businesses and organizations:

Auburn DPW
Auburn Fire Department
Auburn Water Department
BJ’s Wholesale Club
BJ’s Tire Center
Coca Cola, Inc.
Dunkin Donuts, Gabe Simon – 717 Southbridge Street
Fuller Automotive Company
McDonald’s Restaurant Rt. 12/20 – the Sellia Company
Millbury Federal Credit Union
Town Fair Tire
Town of Auburn

The clean up day is held every other year and coordinated by a volunteer committee of 10 dedicated individuals from the business community, along with employees from the Town of Auburn, to help keep Auburn beautiful.