The Orange Recycling Committee’s (ORC) fall paper shredding and mattress recycling event will take place on Saturday, October 13, 2018, from 9 a.m. to noon at the High Plains Community Center, 525 Orange Center Road.
In addition, the Orange Community Women will be hosting a FUNDrive for Clothes and Household Items under the pavilion during those hours.
The Orange Community Women are asking residents to bring clothing, shoes, towels, electronics, toys and games, kitchen items, sporting goods and more to the pavilion that morning. This benefit will help support many community projects. Orange Recycling Committee Chair Mitch Goldblatt is excited about the additional service.
Goldblatt said. “I’m encouraging all residents to bring their household goods and clothes in addition to their documents, papers, and even mattresses for an ultimate recycling event!”
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 also may 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.
“We are thrilled to partner with the Rotary Club of Orange The Orange Lions Club and the Orange Community Women 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 seventh 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 be availing themselves of this opportunity this year.
Paper Shredding, Mattress Recycling, Clothing and Household Item Drive – Details:
WHEN: Saturday, Oct. 13, 2018, 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.
Mattresses and box springs.
Clothing, shoes, bedding, towels, accessories, CDs, DVDs, books, electrical items, toys, games,
kitchen items, sporting goods, knick-knacks.
DO NOT BRING: Paper that is already shredded, newspapers, notebooks, folders, and other papers that can go in the regular residential recycling bins.
About the Orange Recycling Committee
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.