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Recycling and Conservation at GCSD

Recycling Extravaganza events to date

Throughout the school year, GCSD holds Recycling Extravaganzas and invites community members (both residents and non-residents) to bring their unwanted papers, metals, and electronics equipment for free disposal and recycling.

October 25, 2014 event at Farnsworth Middle School Learn more about the event
Items collected:
Books: 1,400 (approximately 2,750 lbs)
Rags: 2 van-loads (approximately 7,350 lbs)
Clothing/small household items: 169 boxes (approximately 4,225 lbs)
Furniture: 2 truckloads (approximately 12,380 lbs)
Metals: 14,000 lbs
Papers (regular and confidential) 6,854 lbs
Hard plastics: 1,350 lbs
Electronics: 24,000
TOTAL WEIGHT: 73,205 lbs
Plus:
Bottles: 3,000
Bikes: 126 (approximately 3,350 lbs)
Film plastic: over 10,000 bags

This event generated more than $1,500 in revenue for the district. The event also provided much-needed clothing and household items to the local community in need.

October 27, 2012 event at Farnsworth Middle School Learn more about the event
Items collected:
Over 28,500 pounds of metals
More than 5,000 pounds of paper
Over 150 pounds of confidential paper
More than 28,000 pounds of electronics
More than 70 bikes
Over 4,000 pounds of clothing and garments for re-use
More than 2,000 pounds of household goods for re-use

April 28, 2012 event at Farnsworth Middle School Learn more about the event
Items collected:
Over 6,000 pounds of paper
More than 24,500 pounds of metals
Over 50 bikes
More than 1,400 pounds of textiles/clothing
Almost a ton of plastics/plastic bags/CD's
Two tractor-trailer loads of electronics
Over 600 fluorescent bulbs
More than 450 pounds of batteries

The spring Recycling Extravaganza generated more than $2,800 in revenue for the district!

October 29, 2011 event at Farnsworth Middle School Learn more about the event
Items collected:
Paper (6,000 pounds)
Metals (25,000 pounds)
Electronics (1 ½ tractor-trailers full)
Sneakers (200+ pairs)
Bikes (over 60)

April 9, 2011 event at Guilderland High School
Items collected:
Paper (3,900 pounds)
Metals (6,000 pounds)
Electronics (31,000 pounds)

 

Please be sure to watch for more GCSD Recycling Extravaganzas in the future!

 

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