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GCSD to host Recycling Extravaganza October 29 at Farnsworth Middle School

Oct. 17, 2011—The Guilderland Central School District will be hosting a Fall Recycling Extravaganza on Saturday, October 29 from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Farnsworth Middle School. District residents are encouraged to bring their unwanted papers, metals, and electronics equipment for free disposal and recycling.* This service is provided by the district’s recycling partners Regional Computer Recycling & Recovery and T. A. Predel’s Paper and Metals Recycling.

Electronics being accepted include, but are not limited to: old air conditioners, microwaves, computers, TVs, gaming equipment, large and small appliances, computers and terminals, phones, pagers, and more.

Examples of metals being accepted include old bicycles, lawn mowers, patio furniture, swing sets, grills, steel eye-beams, fences, refrigerators and more.

Types of paper being accepted include old phone books, office papers and envelopes, catalogs, magazines, newspapers, boxes, as well as others. Please note that blueprints, carbon papers and egg cartons will not be accepted.

 

In addition to the items listed above, on Oct. 29 the district will also be collecting old sneakers (without metal/rivets) which will be sent to NIKE as part of their national ReUse a Shoe Program. To date, the program has recycled more than 25 million sneakers throughout the country.

To celebrate Earth Week last April, GCSD held a similar free recycling event and collected over 31,000 pounds of electronics, over 9,000 pounds of mixed metals and over 4,500 pounds of paper—which resulted in more than $700 in revenue for the school district.

For more information on the upcoming Recycling Extravaganza, please contact Renee Panetta, district recycling and conservation coordinator, at 518-861-5246 x 338.

* Excludes any items containing hazardous materials.

 

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