Altavesta School PTO Appliance/CRT/Freon Bearing Device Recycling Event

Saturday, May 17, 2008 - 5:00am

Appliance / Freon Bearing / CRT Device Recycling

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 offered by the City of Woburn through Waste Management and will also be a fundraiser for local organizations that will sponsor these events. Provide jobs with a Massachusetts company. 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 well over 22,000 dollars for local organizations so far. So clean out those basements, attics, garages,trailers and warehouses and bring them down!

This collection will be on Saturday, May 17, 2008 from 9 A.M. to 1 P.M. at Altavesta School on Main Street / Route 38 with the proceeds going to the many Altavesta School programs and projects. These events are run completely with volunteer help so if you have some time during one of these events and want to help out, just show up during the event and we will put you to work. Many hands make light work!

The next event is being held at Saint Barbara's Church on Cambridge Road on Saturday, June 21, 2008 from 9 A.M. to 1 P.M benefitting W.R.E.N. Woburn Residents Environment Network and their many projects throughout Woburn. 

The prices are as follows:

Waste Mgmt/City Of Woburn Collection                                         Drop Off Collection

Monitor/Laptop-              $30.00                                                              $5.00

Television-                     $30.00                                                              $10.00

Refrigerator-                  $30.00                                                               $10.00

Air Conditioner-              $30.00                                                               $10.00

Freezer-                         30.00                                                                $10.00

Dehumidifier-                 $30.00                                                               $10.00

Stove/Washer/Dryer-       $15.00                                                               $10.00

Water Heater-                $15.00                                                               $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 they 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, trash compactors and sink disposal units.

Additionally, they 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.

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, via e-mail at:   or check out my website at:

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