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What if they held a recycling event and not enough people showed up?

Posted by Ralph Ranalli May 10, 2007 10:37 AM

Who will speak up for junque in Northborough?
(Globe staff photo by Tom Landers)


After 13 years, town officials say they are canceling the annual summer Junque Day because the dwindling number of volunteers can no longer handle the sheer size of the swap meet-style event.

A victim of its own success, Junque Day had grown so popular by last year that two days were needed to ensure that all of the donated items were taken, members of the Recycling Committee said. It also became too difficult to enforce the rule that all items dropped off were usable and not just waste, members said.

The swap was typically held June 1 on Colburn Street. Officials left the door open that the event could be brought back in the future if enough volunteers come forward.

Anyone seeking more information is urged to contact the Engineering Department at Town Hall at 508-393-5015 or via e-mail. .

-- Jennifer Rosinski

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