PITTSFIELD — The town will open a new re-use center April 16 in the former VFW hall on Peltoma Avenue.

The “Pittsfield Trash to Treasure Re-Use Center” will be open Saturdays from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. and will be staffed by volunteers.

In a news release, the Pittsfield Recycling Committee says its members have been working with the Go Green Club at Maine Central Institute to retrofit the facility, which is across from the existing Transfer Station and Recycling Center.

At the new re-use center, citizens, businesses and organizations from the greater Pittsfield area may drop off materials for others to re-use and people can pick up items to use. Items that are picked up are free, though donations are accepted.

The all-volunteer project is intended to promote re-use, reduce trash disposal, and help save the environment, according to the release.

Items that will be accepted should be in useable and clean condition and include small appliances, electronics, kitchen and glassware, non-upholstered furniture, home decor, tools, office and craft supplies, yard and garden materials, and more.

New and used clothing should continue to be donated to the Pennywise on Somerset Avenue, according to the release.

Anyone interested in volunteering to help staff the center should call the Pittsfield Town Office at 487-3136.

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