GCSD to host Spring Recycling Extravaganza on April 27

Saturday, April 27, Guilderland Central School District is pleased to once again host the bi-annual Recycling Extravaganza at Farnsworth Middle School from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. 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 Guilderland High School Environmental Club, who will be collecting deposit bottles/cans.

All items will be re-used, 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 April 27:

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

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

Furniture/small household items: Beds frames (all sizes), futons, sofas, love seats, living room chairs, small area rugs, throw pillows, small kitchen table sets, small dressers and bookshelves, nightstands, end and coffee tables, lamps, humidifiers, toasters, ovens, microwaves, coffee makers, irons/ironing boards, small mixers, vacuums, mops, brooms, fans, space heaters, and more

Small (usable) household items [for donation]: In good condition only

Books: In good condition for donation or in any condition for recycling

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

Paper: Phone books, office papers and envelopes, catalogs, magazines, newspapers and boxes. Please note that blueprints, carbon papers and egg cartons will not be accepted

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 or COMPUTERS OF ANY TYPE. 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

*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. For more information on the upcoming event, please contact District Recycling Coordinator Erin O’Hara at 861-5246, ext. 301.

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