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May 2, 2014

North Shore goes green this weekend


The town of Danvers is putting on its Earth Day Zero Waste Weekend again Saturday and Sunday from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. in the Danvers High parking lot at 60 Cabot Road.

Residents can stop by for paper-shredding or to dispose of everything from clothing and electronics to books, metals and plastics. Boy Scouts will be collecting American flags for proper retirement, and Cub Scouts will collect redeemable bottles and cans on Saturday only.

For more details and fees for certain items, check the Events & Activities link on the Department of Public Works page at

Beverly residents can head over to Beverly High School on Saturday from 8 a.m. to noon to recycle old electronics and Styrofoam. There are fees for TVs and certain appliances, but many items are free to recycle, including Styrofoam. Check the event section of for more details.

In Marblehead, there’s a nature walk at Robinson Farm on Saturday at 9 a.m. The 3.5-acre property is a former dairy farm that is now a conservation area. It’s next to the Village School, with an entrance from the end of Abbot Street. You can also help plant trees and shrubs and learn about the plants in the farm’s butterfly garden. It’s all free.

You can reach John Castelluccio at 978-338-2527, or via Twitter at @SNjcastelluccio.

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