Yesterday we told you about the Lions Club’s gift of a new three-tiered water fountain on the Orange Fairgrounds, well, today, we have another surprise for you.
Just in time for the Fourth of July weekend, the all-volunteer Orange Recycling Committee was delighted to take delivery today of 60, count them – 60 new bins for the Orange Fairgrounds. There are 30 Blue bins for recyclables and 30 black ones (they were supposed to be brown) for trash disposal.
Committee Chairman Mitch Goldblatt said they were able to purchase the bins with grant money they’d received.
“I am so happy that they will be on and around the fairgrounds for the Fourth of July concert and fireworks, which is the biggest, most popular single-day event in town,” he said. “The two different colors will help eliminate the confusion that people have had in the past, as to which barrel or container is for recycling and which is for trash.”
NOTE: As a frequent walker at the fairgrounds, I believe these new bins will be a welcome addition to the landscape. Both sturdy trash and recycling bins are needed to help keep the grounds clean and to encourage recycling rather than throwing many items in the garbage.
Thank you to the Orange Recycling Committee for your forward thinking and congratulations on getting them on time for the big holiday weekend.