Fall River area officials announce Community Recycling Drive



Left to Right: Steven Jaslowich of National Grid, Mayor Paul Coogan, State Representative Carole Fiola, Dr. Laura Douglas of Bristol Community College, State Representative Alan Silvia, State Senator Michael Rodrigues, Fred Cullen of Green Team Junk Removal, and William Stack of Eversource

FALL RIVER – State Representative Carole Fiola, State Representative Paul Schmid, State Representative Alan Silvia, and State Senator Michael Rodrigues announced a Community Recycling Event being held on Saturday, October 29th from 10am to 1pm at Bristol Community College under the solar panel lot.

In honor of Energy Efficiency Month in October, the recycling drive is being hosted in conjunction with Mass Save® Sponsors National Grid and Eversource to provide residents the opportunity to turn in dehumidifiers for a rebate and the opportunity to recycle electronics, clothing and furniture.

The drive will be open to residents of Fall River, Freetown and Westport. Residents in these municipalities who are customers of National Grid or Eversource will receive a postcard in the mail in the coming weeks with the details of the drive. Details include:

· Dehumidifiers can be turned in for a $30 Mass Save gift card and receive a $30 rebate if you decide to purchase a new, energy-efficient dehumidifier.

· Furniture, electronics, and clothing must be clean and reusable.

· There is a $15 fee per car for electronics, tires, AC, and furniture recycling. Unless noted, there is no charge for remaining listed items.

· Credit cards, cash and checks accepted.

· There will be additional fees for the following items:

o Mattresses ($35)

o Box Springs ($35)

o TVs ($20)

o Monitors ($20)

o Tires (passenger & light truck) ($10/ea)

o Window ACs ($5)

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