Community Support

Zero Waste Day would not be possible without the support of businesses, civic organizations, and individuals in our community. With more than 75 volunteers plus donations from many local business owners, ZWD paints a beautiful picture of Tewksbury's generous spirit. Opportunities abound to assist with this year's event. Take a look at the Sponsorship Opportunities, Business Wish List and Volunteer Wish List below and contact our Zero Waste Day Coordinators through the “I can do this!” email link if you'd like to offer a helping hand.

Attn. Business Owners: The Tewksbury Recycling Committee has donated 500 reusable tote bags to be distributed to our drive thru donors on Zero Waste Day. Any local business that offers goods or services to ZWD is invited to include an item (magnet, menu, business card, etc…) in each of the 500 tote bags.

Sponsorship Opportunities
Non-Profit Organization Busineness, organization or individual

Our dear friend, Keith Saxon from Andover, is a master recycler, and one of his many passions is community recycling events. He kindly offers his services to Tewksbury’s ZWD each year to collect, sort and recycle batteries ranging from button cells to car batteries and everything in between. Sponsorship dollars cover the expense of responsible recycling.

ZWD Tewksbury

BNB incurs a great expense in sending Tewksbury’s donated bikes all over the world. They generally ask for a small contribution ($5-$10) per donated bike to help defray the cost, but this sponsorship will allow donors to donate their bikes at no cost. Learn more about BNB thru this link.

Tewksbury Rotary Club

The Reuse Center at Boston Building Resources is a charitable nonprofit that accepts donations of new and gently used building materials for resale to qualified homeowners who have limited income. Learn more about BBR thru this link.


Located in West Boxford, Community Giving Tree serves families in the Greater Lawrence area. In addition to gently used children’s clothing, they supply baby gear (cribs, high chairs, strollers, etc..) via human service agencies. Learn more about CGT thru this link.

Tewksbury Congregational Church

With an office in Billerica and a collection center in Wilmington, the Epilepsy Foundation of New England sits on the doorstep of Tewksbury residents. Their mission? To lead the fight to overcome the challenges of living with epilepsy and to accelerate therapies to stop seizures, find cures, and save lives. Learn more about The Epilepsy Foundation thru this link.

ZWD Tewksbury

Located in Lowell, IINE creates opportunities for refugees and immigrants to succeed through resettlement, education, career advancement and pathways to citizenship. Lots of volunteer opportunities are available for individuals and groups wishing to provide a warm welcome to newcomers to the Merrimack Valley. Learn more about IINE thru this link.

ZWD Tewksbury

Located in the heart of Lawrence, Lazarus House helps people living in poverty regain their dignity and become self-sufficient members of our community by offering emergency shelter, food and clothing to those in crisis and then providing transitional housing, advocacy, health services, education and work preparation to permanently break the cycle of poverty. Learn more about Lazarus House thru this link.

Well Water Connection

Founded in 1873 with the mission of preventing cruelty, the Lowell Humane Society is one of the oldest humane organizations in the state of Massachusetts. The LHS works tirelessly to prevent cruelty, provide care for homeless and distressed animals and educate the public about responsible pet ownership. Learn more about them thru this link.

The Barkery

Located in Reading Center, Mission of Deeds provides beds, furniture, and household essentials for people who are re-establishing their households due to financial need, fire, and domestic violence relocation. Learn more about MoD thru this link.

Enterprise Bank

More Than Words is a nonprofit social enterprise that empowers youth who are in the foster care system, court involved, homeless, or out of school to take charge of their lives by taking charge of a book store and café. Learn more about MTM thru this link.

Wamesit Lanes

The MSPCA at Nevins Farm, located in Methuen, is a unique 55-acre animal care complex that provides shelter and adoption services for both farm and companion animals. Learn more about Nevins Farm thru this link.

Best Pets Veterinary Hospital

Since 2003, Project Home Again has been providing families in the Greater Lawrence area with new or gently used furniture, household goods, and appliances. After recently acquiring a truck, they can now pick-up large furniture pieces in Tewksbury. Please send a photo of your item(s) to them at Learn more about Project Home Again thru this link.

Dr. Demetriou, D.M.D.

Since 1992, Ruth's House, based in Haverhill, has been providing clothing and employment training opportunities to individuals and families throughout the Merrimack Valley. Learn more about Ruth's House thru this link.

Tewksbury Dental Associates

Funds donated directly to Zero Waste Day will be used to support the event either through marketing/promotion or event day supplies. ZWD is a self-sustaining, non-profit event.

Junk Depot

Business Wish List
WishesBusiness or Organization

Photocopying of School Flyers
We need 1600 copies to send home in the backpacks of Tewksbury's elementary school students in early September.

Tewksbury Public Schools

Printing of Posters
We need 100 11x17 glossy posters to hang in the windows of local businesses and public buildings.

Reid Graphics

Coffee for Volunteers
Our volunteers and charity reps arrive super early for set-up. We'd love to have coffee, cups, cream and sugar (for 50) to greet them.

Dunkin' Donuts

Breakfast Items for Volunteers
With volunteers arriving as early at 7am, we would surely appreciate a donation of donuts, bagels, muffins or pastries.

Donna's Donuts

Water/Soda for Volunteers
Hydration and caffeine are important. Cases of water, soda, or sports drinks would quench our thirst. With the length of our day and amount of volunteers, we'd love to have 200+ servings.

Members of TCC

ZWD On Your Sign
Does your organization or business have a customizable sign? Perhaps you'd be willing to post our event details during the week of September 16th.

Jim Boudreau's Auto Service

Printing of Used, But Usable handout
We need 500 copies of this double-sided handout which has categories of items for donating on one side and local non-profit contact information on the other.

Saint Robert Bellarmine Parish

Lunch/Pizza for Volunteers
Most of our volunteers spend the entire day with us, so we've provided a pizza lunch each year. Would your local establishment be willing to donate 25 pizzas to nourish and thank our 75+ volunteers?

Pizza Mia

Volunteer Wish List
Wishes Individual or Group

Counting/Distribution of School Flyers
In September, we plan to send flyers home through the elementary school backpacks. We'd love a volunteer to count stacks of 25 and deliver to each school.

Tewksbury Public Schools

Assembly of ZWD Tote Bags
We provide a ZWD reusable tote bag to the first 500 drive thru donors or recyclers, and we fill it with literature from the participating non-profits and the sponsoring local businesses and organizations. We need assistance preparing the bags for distribution.

Wynn Middle School Community Service Club

Place a ZWD Lawn Sign In My Yard
We have 100 lawn signs to place in high traffic areas around Tewksbury for the week leading up to Zero Waste Day. If you live in a high visibility zone and would like to give us permission to place a sign in your yard for one week, please click the link to the right.

I can do this!

Volunteer for Traffic Control at Zero Waste Day
No heavy lifting required. Sign-up for 1st shift (8:30-10:45am) or 2nd shift (10:45am-1pm)

I can do this!

Volunteer for Car Unloading at Zero Waste Day
Heavy lifting may be required. Sign-up for 1st shift (8:30-10:45am) or 2nd shift (10:45am-1pm)

I can do this!

Provide Supplies for Zero Waste Day
Cases of water and baggies of treats are warmly appreciated for our 75+ volunteers

I can do this!