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Transfer station starting food scrap compost program
05-14-2024 2:40 PM

Staff Report

ATHOL – Starting in the next few weeks, Athol Transfer Station will be collecting and diverting food scraps for composting to add to waste collection efforts. Food scrap collection is open during normal transfer station operating hours. This program...

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Athol town-wide cleanup deemed ‘a huge success’ by organizers
04-29-2024 3:09 PM

By GREG VINE

ATHOL – Green Clean Athol, the annual town-wide cleanup campaign, was, according to event co-organizer Heidi Strickland, “a huge success.”Approximately 90 volunteers showed up outside the Athol Senior Center at Lord Pond Plaza on Saturday, April 20,...


Royalston residents speak against proposed transfer station partnership
01-30-2024 5:00 PM

By GREG VINE

ROYALSTON – Voters will get an opportunity at April’s annual Town Election to tell officials if they want to keep the transfer station open or close it and instead take their trash to Winchendon.Winchendon Public Works Director Brian Coteau recently...


Royalston transfer station expenses being examined
01-10-2024 5:03 PM

By GREG VINE

ROYALSTON – Residents will get a chance to voice their opinions regarding the future of the town’s transfer station later this month.The meeting will be held on Thursday, Jan. 25, at 7 p.m. at Town Hall. Options being considered include keeping the...


Royalston to hold hearing on transfer station options
11-14-2023 3:09 PM

By GREG VINE

ROYALSTON – Residents will have the chance to weigh in on the future of the town’s transfer station at a hearing to be held in January.At the Nov. 7 Select Board meeting, Board of Health Chair Phil Leger provided an update on potential alternatives to...


Athol Transfer Station Manager recognized by MassRecycle
11-02-2023 5:00 PM

By GREG VINE

ATHOL — Transfer Station Manager Michael Mallet was recently recognized by MassRecycle with the organization’s Small Transfer Station Award for 2023.MassRecycle is a statewide non-profit coalition made up of municipalities, waste industry businesses,...


Volunteers join months-long effort to clean Orange, surrounding area
04-25-2023 3:20 PM

By MAX BOWEN

It all began with one person. Now, dozens have donated supplies or their time to help Justin Holden of Orange make a cleaner community. For the last four months, Holden has been up at 4 a.m. to clean different sections of the town, inspired by the...


Green Clean Athol celebrates Earth Day
04-12-2023 4:55 PM

By GREG VINE

ATHOL – The Green Clean Athol cleanup effort takes place this year on Saturday, April 22, the same day people around the globe will participate in events marking the 53rd anniversary of Earth Day.“We are hoping for a big turnout,” co-organizer Heidi...

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