Fall Recycling Extravaganza POSTPONED

Updated 9/20

The event has been postponed. Updated information will be posted to the district website and shared to social media when it becomes available. We’re sorry for any inconvenience. In the meantime, keep on gathering your recyclables!


Guilderland Central School District is pleased to once again host the bi-annual Recycling Extravaganza at Farnsworth Middle School. This community-wide event is open to both residents and non-residents of the school district. No certificate of residency is required.  All items are dropped off at no charge to attendees.

Your hosts are members of GHS Environmental Club, who will be collecting deposit bottles and cans.

All items received during the event will be reused, repurposed and/or recycled by the following vendors.  Please take the time and visit their websites to learn more about the work they do:

Examples of what can be brought to the school for recycling on Sept. 28:

  • Durable medical goods: walkers, wheelchairs, canes and all similar types of items

  • Personal care items: unopened toiletries, baby wipes, diapers, sanitary products

  • Books: In good condition for donation or in any condition for recycling (No textbooks or magazines)

  • Metals: Lawn mowers, patio furniture, swing sets, grills, steel eye-beams, fences, refrigerators and any other metal items (can be working or non-working)

  • Bikes, trikes, scooters: In working condition or not; all accepted

  • Cardboard: Must be flattened or it will not be excepted (NO paper)

  • Plastics: Including beverage bottles, plastic bags, and all other types of plastic items

  • Textiles and clothing: Clothing, shoes, towels, pocketbooks, belts, fabrics, blankets, comforters, sheets (soft goods)

  • Electronics: NO TELEVISIONS, CRT MONITORS. All other electronic items are accepted. Allowed items are: servers/server racks, monitors, networking equipment, printers/copiers/scanners, cell phones, wires, keyboards, UPSs/battery backups, electronic parts, audio equipment, toner/ink cartridges, household electronics (microwaves, VCRs, lamps, game consoles, etc.) and more

  • Sneakers: Westmere PTA will be collecting used sneakers to help fund their playground replacement

    *Items that are wet, moldy, malodorous, toxic or dangerous in any manner cannot be accepted

    * Pillows, carpeting, area rugs, tires and garbage are not accepted and will also be rejected

    The collection site for the Recycling Extravaganza will be located in the front parking lot of FMS.

    Please check the district website for updates. 

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