Bottle & Can Drives

CFoM holds monthly bottle and can drives March through November each year.  Drives are held in the back of the McCarthy Middle School parking lot, the 2nd Saturday of the month, from 10 am until 2 pm.  Returnable bottles and cans that are reasonably clean and not crushed are preferred.  Plastic, glass, and aluminum are accepted.   The bottles and cans must be marked with the MA 5 cents indication on them. To help all involved we do ask that GLASS be separated from the aluminum and plastic. Glass in boxes is appreciated, but not required. Please do not bring other recycling that is not returnable or does not include MA in the list of states that accept the item.  Volunteers are always welcome and students hours are recorded for community service requirements.  For more information or to volunteer to help, contact Celine Gribbon at:

Help with our Bottle & Can Drives

CFoM is looking for members to fill these roles:

Bottle & Can Drive Coordinator

  • Reserve the McCarthy parking lot with the school department
  • Schedule the truck for pick-ups
  • Invite teachers to sign up their ensembles/classes
  • Schedule a CFoM member to conduct each drive
  • Monitor beer and wine box supply

Conduct a Bottle & Can Drive

  • Open trailer and put sign out at curb
  • Put out supplies
  • Ensure that student volunteers sign in and out
  • Oversee the proper sorting and bagging/boxing of bottles and cans
  • Order pizza delivery for volunteers around noontime
  • If the truck is picking up, greet the driver and direct volunteers to load. Get check from driver before the truck leaves
  • Get sign-in sheet to Membership Coordinator and the check to the Treasurer
  • Ensure that all supplies and sign are put back in the trailer
  • Close and lock the trailer