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GCSD to host Recycling Extravaganza October 26 at Farnsworth Middle School

Oct. 1, 2013—The Guilderland Central School District will be hosting a Fall Recycling Extravaganza on Saturday, October 26 from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Farnsworth Middle School. This is a community-wide event and is open to both residents and non-residents of the school district.  Individuals are encouraged to bring their unwanted papers, metals, plastics (including bags), and bikes for free drop-off; all items will be re-used and/or recycled.*

As with all of our recycling events, County Waste/Waste Connections and T. A. Predel’s Paper and Metals Recycling partner with GCSD to offer paper, metal, and plastic recycling at no charge.

Please note: As of October 2013, the district will no longer be able to accept electronic equipment for recycling at these events.

Examples of metals being accepted include old bicycles, lawn mowers, patio furniture, swing sets, grills, steel eye-beams, fences, refrigerators and more. View the comprehensive list (PDF)

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. View the comprehensive list (PDF)

Types of plastics being accepted include beverage bottles, bags, and more. View the comprehensive list (PDF)

Types of textiles being accepted include: clothing, shoes, rags, towels, pocketbooks, belts, fabrics, blankets, comforters, and sheets.


In addition to the items listed above, on Oct. 26 the district will also be collecting any new or like-new donations of clothing for children and adults, accessories, linens, pots, pans, house wares, books and unused toiletries. These items will be collected by Grassroot Givers and made available free-of-charge at the Grassroot Givers Community Store in Albany for individuals and families who are homeless, living on a limited income or leaving a shelter to move into a new apartment.

Representatives from the Albany Book Project will also be on hand collecting current (less than 10 years old) books in new or like new condition. Books are distributed to schools and classroom libraries, senior centers, social services offices, literacy programs, clinics, military bases, and hospitals.

Capital City Rescue Mission, our newest partner, will be collecting rags as part of the event.

The last Recycling Extravaganza generated more than $3,500 in revenue for the the environment and our schools by participating in the event! 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.