At the Library

Do the Write Thing… Recycle Your Plastic Pens and Markers in June

Cleaning out classrooms or lockers at the end of school? Don’t throw away dried-up markers and pens – you can recycle them at the Wellesley Free Library, in the Children’s’ Room, all through June.

The Natural Resources Commission has partnered with the Department of Public Works on a zero waste solution for old pens, pencils, and markers.  Accepted items: pens, pen caps, mechanical pencils, markers, marker caps, permanent markers, and permanent marker caps.  Not accepted: wooden pencils, colored pencils, paint brushes, batteries, paint, pressurized containers, or medical sharps.

Next time you shop for school supplies, consider switching to refillable pens and wooden colored pencils instead of plastic markers and highlighters to reduce your plastic waste!  Questions? Email