Volunteers host free Paper Shredding & Mattress Recycling Event for residents of Orange
The Orange Recycling Committee (ORC) of Orange will host a paper shredding and mattress recycling event Saturday, April 28 from 9:00 a.m. to noon at the town’s High Plains Community Center (HPCC). Both services will be provided free of charge to residents of Orange.
The secure, on-site paper shredding service will once again be handled by town resident Joe Johnston’s company, Affordable Solutions. Residents may bring bags or boxes filled with documents for shredding and volunteers from the Orange Recycling Committee will deposit them into the shredding truck. This service is generously funded by the Rotary Club of Orange. Residents may show their appreciation by donating to the Orange Rotary Scholarship Fund. Rotarians will be on hand to collect donations.
For the second year, residents may also bring mattresses and box springs for recycling. This free service is made possible through a partnership with the Mattress Recycling Council’s Bye Bye Mattress Program. Dry mattresses (of all sizes) and box springs will be accepted. However, mattresses from futons/sofa beds or waterbeds; mattresses infested with bed bugs; wet, damaged or excessively soiled mattresses; sleeping bag or mattress pads/toppers, are not part of the program.
For residents who need assistance getting mattresses and box springs to the event, members of the Orange Lions Club will pick-up these items from residences, given they are outside and dry or in a garage for easy access as volunteers will not enter homes. Those interested in this pick-up service should contact Ken Lenz at 203-795-3906. The fee for pick-up is $10 per mattress or box spring; payment is by cash or check to Orange Lions Charities, and all proceeds are considered a charitable donation.
“We are thrilled to once again partner with the Rotary Club of Orange and The Orange Lions Club to offer these important environmental services to residents,” said Mitch Goldblatt, Chair of the Orange Recycling Committee. “Purging homes of these items and keeping them out of landfills helps our environment as well as tax dollars. This is a fun event that gives volunteers and residents an opportunity to work together for a cleaner and more sustainable planet.”
For the sixth time, this shredding event will help residents dispose of thousands of pounds of sensitive financial and medical papers in a secure, environmentally-responsible way. Adding mattress and box spring recycling last year proved a success, so it’s expected that more residents will availing themselves of this opportunity this year..
Paper Shredding and Mattress Recycling Event - Details:
WHEN: Saturday, April 28, 9:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m., rain or shine
WHERE: High Plains Community Center (front parking area), 525 Orange Center Road, Orange, CT
• Tax papers, bills, receipts, statements, and documents that contain personal, financial and/or medical information. No need to remove staples or elastic bands, but clips should be removed for reuse. DO NOT BRING: Paper that is already shredded, newspapers, notebooks, folders, and other papers that can go in the regular residential recycling bins.
• Mattresses and box springs
The Orange Recycling Committee is a group of volunteers appointed by the Board of Selectmen, who live in Orange and are committed to increasing and simplify recycling options for Orange residents.
• Website: http://www.orange-ct.gov/180/Recycling
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