AYER -- The 9th annual Recycle Your Reusables takes place on Saturday, October 21, 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Ayer Shirley Regional Middle School. It is open to residents of all towns.

More than 30 vendors, including charitable and non-profit organizations will be in attendance, giving you the opportunity to recycle an enormous variety of household goods, baby gear, books, art supplies, and so much more. See the complete list here.

Many new items may be dropped off this year. Among them:

* air freshener cartridges/plugs, packaging, trigger heads

* cat carriers and cat trees in reusable condition, odor-free

* cereal and cracker bags

* contact lenses (single use) and blister packs

* Entenmann's Little Bites plastic pouches

* Febreze aerosol containers (empty), Febreze ONE sprayers and refills

* fire extinguishers, empty or pressurized

* latex paint, must be reusable. Please note here requirements for acceptable paint.

* oral care products: toothpaste tubes (empty) and caps, toothbrushes, toothpaste cartons, toothbrush outer packaging, and floss containers (empty)

* six-pack plastic rings (cut up or intact)

Volunteers are needed for two-hour shifts to unload cars, direct traffic and help vendors. We provide training, breakfast, lunch, and a giant pat on the back. You provide a smile and a willingness to help. For more info or to volunteer, visit tinyurl.com/ryrintro, email ayerrecycles@gmail.com or call 978-496-5839.