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Danvers to hold recycling weekend

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Danvers is inviting residents to participate in a special recycling event. On Saturday and Sunday, Oct. 21-22, the town is holding its twice-a-year Zero Waste Recycling Weekend, at which residents can recycle a variety of items not normally accepted curbside. The Department of Public Works holds Zero Waste weekends each May to celebrate Earth Day, and in the fall to mark the annual Nov. 15 America Recycles Day. The event will be held both days from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. in the parking lot of Danvers High School, at 60 Cabot Road. During the event, restricted to Danvers residents, participants can bring bagged clothing, shoes, purses, linens, stuffed animals, and small toys for the Big Brother Big Sister Foundation. XTechnology Global will collect electronics including televisions and computer monitors, with fees charged for some items. Big Hearted Books will collect books, DVDs, CDs, video games, audiobooks, and records. JRM will shred up to two boxes of confidential papers for each household for free, with a $5 fee for subsequent boxes. Metal items, such as file cabinets and grills, and trash barrels and other rigid plastics will be collected by the town. Two Cub Scout packs will be collecting redeemable bottles & cans. For more information, go to www.danversma.gov.

John Laidler can be reached at laidler@globe.com.