9am–1pm, Wynn Middle School Parking Lot
1 Griffin Way, Tewksbury (at the end of Victor Drive)
What is Zero Waste Day?
ZWD is a drive thru donating and recycling event held annually to provide residents with a quick and easy way to pass along items that they no longer need. More than a dozen local non-profit organizations are on site in our Wynn Middle School parking lot to graciously accept your donations and recyclables, and volunteers from the Tewksbury Recycling Committee and Tewksbury Congregational Church assist with car unloading and distribution. ZWD results in a reduction of Tewksbury’s dumping fees because fewer items are added to the waste stream.
What can I bring? And what shouldn't I bring?
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Can I get a receipt for my donations to use when filing next year’s taxes?
Many of the charities will provide receipts on their own letterhead, but you are also welcome to create a letter, indicating the estimated fair market value of your donation, and you may ask a representative from the charity to sign it. ZWD volunteers are not qualified to estimate value of items and are not authorized to sign receipts.
Did I hear that I can recycle electronics at a reduced cost?
Indeed you did! For a nominal fee, Metech Recycling, a certified e-waste recycling company with over 40 years of experience in the industry, will responsibly recycle your computers, TVs and other small to large electronics. Normally, these items require curbside pickup through Allied Waste, but you will recognize the following savings if you bring your items to ZWD.
Televisions and Monitors
- measure the screen diagonally to determine your price
- hard drives
- circuit boards
- adding machines
- CD/MP3 players
- surge protectors
- compact speakers
- laptop computers
- video game systems
- dvr/vcr/dvd players
- docking stations
- compact printers
- flatscreen computer - shoebox of cords/data - standard extension cords
- computer towers
- main frames
- fax machines
- UPS battery back-ups
- word processors
- stereo system
- satellite dish
Appliances and Air Conditioners
- air conditioners
|Zero Waste Day||
Under 24" = $10
25"-41" = $20
Over 42" = $25
|Allied Waste||< 24" = $15
> 24" = $25
Do you need volunteers or donations from local businesses?
Indeed we do. Please review our Wish Lists, found on our Community Involvement page.