It’s you’ve been looking for a chance to help the environment and Merrimack Valley families in need while cleaning out the basement all at once, Saturday is your day.

Volunteers are expecting 300 residents to drop off unwanted books, furniture, clothing and housewares between 9 a.m. and noon at Andover Landing on Andover Zero Waste Day 2023. It’s the first time the event has been held since the start of the pandemic.

While Andover DPW regularly holds hazardous waste and electronics collections, Zero Waste Day is a volunteer effort. Donated items are donated to local nonprofits or processed by specialty recycling firms. And unlike the DPW collections, Zero Waste Day is open to nonresidents as well.

Walk Bike Andover is also encouraging residents to recycle old bikes on Zero Waste Day:

“This year’s event will be especially exciting in that it will mark just the second time that Andover and North Andover volunteers have joined forces to divert wastes,” the Town said in a news release. “Andover volunteers helped with North Andover’s waste diversion event last fall.”

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