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Volunteer Committee Members Help At Haz-Waste Central

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Jun 302018
 

On Saturday, June 30, members of the Orange Recycling Committee were on-hand at Haz-Waste Central for several hours to help the line of cars move quickly through the drop-off process.

Household chemicals are brought here for proper disposal.

Details here https://www.rwater.com/products-services/hazwaste-central 

 

Annual Paper Shredding and Mattress Recycling Event Scheduled

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Mar 192018
 

The Orange Recycling Committee (ORC) of Orange, CT will host a paper shredding and mattress recycling event Saturday, April 28, 2018, from 9 a.m. to noon at High Plains Community Center (HPCC). Both services will be provided free of charge to Orange residents.

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.

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, 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

BRING:

         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

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.

         Website: http://www.orange-ct.gov/180/Recycling

         Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/ORCinCT/

Saturday Was A Great Day To Shred

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Jun 032017
 

Today, Saturday, June 3, the Orange Recycling Committee along with the Rotary Club of Orange hosted a free paper shredding and mattress disposal event.

As soon as the trucks were set up, residents began to arrive with boxes, totes, bags and duffle bags filled with their confidential papers that they wanted to be destroyed.

Recycling Committee Chairman Mitch Goldblatt said more than 250 residents participated in this year’s event, bringing a record 15,000 pounds of paper and 48 mattresses to be recycled.

“It was an unbelievable morning,” he said. “A huge success.”

 

 

Shredding Day, Bicycle Collection A Great Success

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Jun 252016
 

IMG_9346Another very successful Shredding Day event took place at the High Plains Community Center parking lot on Saturday, June 25 from 9 a.m. to noon.

Orange Recycling Committee Chairman Mitch Goldblatt said, “More than 130 Orange Residents brought about 11,000 pounds of documents to be shredded by Affordable Solutions, LLC of Orange.”

In addition, the Rotary Club of Orange collected about 30 bicycles that will be given to BEEEP Inc. (Bicycle Education, Entrepreneurship and Enrichment Program). BEEEP is a New Haven-based non-profit program that recycles bicycles and teaches repair and riding skills.

A small video camera inside the truck allows you to see your documents being destroyed.

A small video camera inside the truck allows you to see your documents being destroyed.

Goldblatt added, “Special thanks goes to the Rotary Club who sponsored this event for us and allowed this to once again be free of charge to Orange residents. Finally, the Rotarians collected hundreds of dollars in donations for the Orange Rotary Scholarship Fund.”

“We had lots of help today and truly many hands do make light work,” Goldblatt said. “I would like to acknowledge the following people and apologize in advance for anyone I missed:”

Orange Recycling Committee

Tom George, Mary-Jo Sierakowski, Karen Della-Giustina, John Brown (former member).

Student Volunteers

Jake Hollander, Evan Hollander, Dana Della-Giustina, Megan Sullivan.

Rotary Club of Orange

Bob Sigler, Glenn Pearson, Trish Pearson, Diane Eger, Ed Cowern, Carl Russell, And others!

 

Thanks again EVERYBODY for a real TEAM effort!

                                                                                            Mitch

 

Orange Rotary, Recycling, Join For Shredding Event, Bicycle Donation Day

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Jun 252016
 

Screen Shot 2016-05-30 at 11.23.49 AMThe Rotary Club of Orange, together with Orange Recycling, will hold a shredding day at High Plains Community Center on June 25 from 9 a.m. – 12 p.m. Bicycles of all sizes also may be donated at the same time.

Items brought for shredding should be personal documents, and all paper should be removed from binders or notebooks beforehand. Although there is no charge to area residents, donations will be gratefully received. The donations will be used for our annual student scholarships.

Donated bicycles will be given to BEEEP Inc. (Bicycle Education, Entrepreneurship and Enrichment Program). BEEEP is a New Haven-based non-profit program that recycles bicycles and teaches repair and riding skills. BEEEP enriches the community through biking for people who don’t have bikes, those whose bikes are broken, and those who don’t feel safe riding in the city.

Rotary is the only service club of its type in the world. Orange Rotary welcomes new members at its weekly luncheons. The Orange Rotary Club includes community business people, professionals, and like-minded individuals. Those interested in membership can consult www.rotaryclubfororange.org This website offers insight into Rotary’s mission and service opportunities.

Originally Published on: May 30, 2016 @ 11:27

Second Publishing on: Jun 14, 2016 @ 14:23

Orange Recycling Committee, Dedicated To The Cause

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Jun 192016
 

Screen Shot 2016-06-19 at 3.12.27 PMThe Orange Recycling Committee has been serving the town of Orange for several years, providing valuable information about recycling both locally and globally on the town website and its Facebook page.

The volunteer committee is very active, and one of the busiest of its kind in the area.

This weekend, members Tom George, Kathy LaFontana, Chris Prokop and Mitch Goldblatt dedicated several hours to helping residents at HazWaste Central at the Regional Water Authority in New Haven.

Next Saturday, June 25, they will join the Orange Rotary Club at High Plains for a popular free shredding day for Orange residents, which will include a bicycle donation opportunity.

 

Have You Visited The Orange Recycling Committee’s Facebook Page Lately?

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Dec 192015
 

10342993_1505784673024098_2543889327861844953_nThe Orange Recycling Committee is a  volunteer committee that works very hard to educate 100% of Orange residents on the importance of recycling.

Their Facebook page has so much information, links and ideas that everyone should know.

If you are unsure of what items are recyclable, or where to bring specific materials, you most likely will find the answer on their FB page.

They are really good about answering questions quickly too.

Be sure to bookmark the Orange Recycling Committee page OR click on their Ad on Orange Live and it will bring you there.

If your children are off from school and you are looking for something to keep them busy this week. HERE‘s a link posted on the Recycling FB page that will help.

 

 

Don’t Forget to Recycle All Holiday Boxes

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Dec 122015
 

12346308_1688575494745014_6225106759188031230_nA message from the Orange Recycling Committee

Happy holidays everyone! Did you know when you recycle cardboard boxes, you save Orange money and help our environment. You can recycle ALL holiday boxes. Flatten (or stomp!) and put them in your recycling bin.

Or, bring corrugated cardboard to the transfer station and toss in designated dumpster to the left of the booth.

Continue the family fun by jumping on boxes and smushing them into your recycling bin! It burns energy and a few calories too.

All cardboard segregated at the transfer station brings money into Orange, but if it’s put in the hopper, it costs us money to dispose it.

Mark Your Calendars: Two Important Events For Orange Residents

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Oct 142015
 

logo-and-image-finalThe Orange Recycling Committee announced these two important events for Orange residents taking place this month.
For safe disposal of old documents and toxic liquids.

October 17 – Shredding Day bit.ly/ORC-ShredDay

October 24 – Hazardous Waste Day bit.ly/ORC-HazWaste-Oct24

Orange Recycling: Bring Your Electronics To the Orange Transfer Station

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May 312015
 

11167902_1621024748166756_680237326592869679_nA message from the Orange Recycling Committee:

Orange residents, you can bring electronics to the Orange Transfer Station for recycling.

See, the drop-off area is just to the right of the booth. (computers/laptops, CRTs, LCDs, TVs, MP3s, cell phones, tablets, wiring/cables, and more)