All are welcome to the 2019 Tree Lighting Ceremony on Sunday, December 1st at 6pm on the Town Common. Opening address by Board of Selectmen Chairman Joseph F. Botaish, II with guest speakers Senator Rebecca Rausch and Representative Shawn Dooley. Special thanks to everyone who makes this event possible including: Wrentham DPW, Wrentham Fire Department, The Sohoanno Garden Club, KPHS Band, the Girl Scouts singers and Jeff Hall.
WRENTHAM — Town Administrator Kevin Sweet is pleased to announce that Wrentham is preparing to introduce a curbside clothing recycling program.
Beginning on Monday, Dec. 16, residents will be able to leave a variety of recyclable items in front of their homes for pickup.
The program is being offered through Simple Recycling, which has partnered with many nearby communities to prevent clothing and other items from ending up in landfills.
Recyclable items that can be collected include men’s, women’s and children’s clothing, coats and jackets, jewelry, shoes, purses, hats, toys, blankets, drapes and curtains, pillows and sleeping bags.
“We’re excited about partnering with Simple Recycling for this program, and hope residents will take full advantage of it,” Town Administrator Sweet said. “We all have clothing and other items lying around the house that could be put to good use elsewhere, and Simple Recycling makes it quick and easy to participate.”
As part of the program Wrentham will be compensated on a “per pound” basis for the material collected by Simple Recycling. The pickup will run year-round and follow the town’s existing biweekly recycling collection schedule so that no extra collection days will be required for residents.
Residents who participate in the town’s regular curbside recycling will be mailed bags to use as part of the program. Once filled, residents should leave the bags outside of their homes on the morning of their scheduled pickup.
Pickups will be separate from regular trash/recycling collection.
View the town’s 2019-2020 recycling calendar here.
Other towns in the area utilizing Simple Recycling include Franklin, Walpole, Milford, Mansfield, Norwood and Hopedale.
According to Simple Recycling, all of the materials collected through the program are graded and sorted locally and/or regionally based on quality and condition. The top quality materials will be resold to local thrift outlets, mid-grade items will be exported to international markets, and “unusable” items are processed for raw materials.
Visit the Simple Recycling website to learn more about the curbside clothing recycling program. Customers can also visit the site to order replacement bags should they need more.
WRENTHAM — Town Administrator Kevin Sweet wishes to remind residents that Wrentham’s fall Town Meeting will be held this coming Monday.
Monday, Nov. 4 at 7:30 p.m.
King Philip High School Auditorium, 201 Franklin St., Wrentham.
Residents will be asked to vote on 27 articles at the fall Town Meeting, including seven relating to Community Preservation Fund projects.
The Community Preservation Fund collects money from a real estate tax surcharge that is then partially matched by the state. By the end of the fiscal year in June 2020, town officials estimate that Wrentham will have collected approximately $800,000 as a result of the program.
Wrentham’s Community Preservation Committee (CPC) is recommending the approval of each of the projects.
Three of the articles would fund projects seeking to help improve the health of key lakes in town: Lake Pearl, Lake Archer and Mirror Lake.
The CPC also recommends passage of articles for projects to enhance the local Housing Authority residential areas and to clean and restore nine historic paintings by Wrentham artist Joseph Cowell.
Another article would fund a project to update the town’s Open Space and Recreation plan. The plan makes Wrentham eligible to apply for outside grants that help further invest in outdoor and recreation space.
The final Community Preservation Fund article would support constructing a new playground installation at the William A. Rice Complex. The modern, accessible playground would be a focal point at the complex, and would further enhance this recreational centerpiece for the town.
The warrant also includes five articles relating to amendments to town zoning by-laws.
Of note is an article revising Article 19 of the by-laws, relating to the town’s Route 1 commercial district. The revision would condense seven existing zoning districts to three, making the language easier to understand and streamlining the commercial development process.
The warrant also includes numerous articles pertaining to general bylaws.