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Expanded Tewksbury Spring Clean-Up Day Is Tomorrow

This year will feature textile donations for the first time

There is still time to sign up for the Tewksbury Beautification Committee’s townwide 2023 Spring Town Clean Up Day, which is tomorrow, Saturday, May 6 from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m.

This year, Tewksbury Rep. Vanna Howard and members of the Lowell Litter Krewe will help with cleanup, according to Howard, who will also be on hand for Tewksbury Community Pantry food collections.

Here’s what residents can expect:

Document shredding: Shredding is provided by A-1 Data Shred at the DPW from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Limit is five boxes. Community Pantry donations appreciated.

Electronics recycling: Residents can drop off LCD monitors, hard drives, power supplies, stereos, printers, cell phones, office phones and computers. Community Pantry donations appreciated. A-1 Data Shred will also take televisions and CRT monitors for $25 each, cash only.

🆕 Textile/clothing/accessory donation and recycling: From 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Helpsy will accept clean, dry, odorless textiles in plastic bags. That includes clothing for men, women and kids; shoes and accessories, such as hats, belts, gloves and ties; and linens, sheets and towels, curtains and stuffed animals. Community Pantry donations appreciated.

This service was added because Massachusetts now bans disposal of textiles in the trash and residents are looking for ways to dispose of these items.

Community Pantry collection: This year residents can drop off food, toiletries and cleaning products at either the DPW from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. or at Town Hall from 9 a.m. to noon when bags and supplies are picked up. Volunteers will bag donations at Town Hall and transport items to the DPW. The Tewksbury Community Pantry publishes a list of needed items on its website (scroll down). You may also drop off a monetary donation.

If you can’t make this donation op, the Postal Carriers annual drive is Saturday, May 13.

How do I take part?

You can sign up to clean a certain area of town here or simply pick up bags, gloves and other supplies at Town Hall from 9 a.m. to noon, then collect trash anywhere and drop bags at the DPW. If you have a lot of bags or run across larger items, like furniture, volunteers will come out with a truck.

This is a great event, and students who need community service hours are encouraged to participate. Teams, scouts, youth and civic group are all welcomed! Rain or shine.

Questions? Email

Lorna is a U.S. Army veteran and 25-year resident of Tewksbury who has written for organizations ranging from the DIA to InformationWeek to a free weekly in New London that sent her to interview the pastry chef at Foxwoods.


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