Orange Recycling Adds a New Twist To Its Shredding Day Event

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May 292017

The Orange Recycling Committee (ORC) will host its fifth shredding day on Saturday, June 3, in the front parking area of the High Plains Community Center (HPCC), 525 Orange Center Road, from 9 a.m. to 12 p.m.

This service is free of charge to Orange residents due to a generous donation from the Rotary Club of Orange. In addition, the ORC is expanding the event to include mattress and box spring recycling. This free service is made possible through a partnership with the Mattress Recycling Council’s Bye Bye Mattress Program.

“Since our first paper shredding event in 2013, hundreds of residents have purged their homes and offices of sensitive financial and medical papers by bringing them for secure, environmentally-responsible shredding,” said ORC Chairman Mitch Goldblatt. “We’re thrilled to expand recycling opportunities for residents by also collecting mattress and box springs.”

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. The secure, on-site shredding trucks will once again be provided by Affordable Solutions, owned by Orange resident Joe Johnston.

To show their appreciation for these free recycling opportunities, residents may donate to the Orange Rotary Scholarship Fund. Rotarians will be on hand to collect donations.

There will be a separate area for residents to bring mattresses and box springs for recycling,

The Orange Lions Club has agreed to pick up Mattresses at the homes of residents on Saturday, June 3 and deliver them to High Plains for recycling.

They will charge $10 per mattress or box spring as long as it is clean, and either outside the house or in a garage for easy access. They will not go into the resident’s home.

Arrangements can be made by contacting Ken Lenz at 203 795-3906. Payment made be made by cash or check to Orange Lions Charities, and all proceeds are considered a charitable donation.

Paper Shredding and Mattress Recycling Event

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/or box springs.

DO NOT BRING: Newspapers, notebooks, folders, and other papers that can go in the regular residential recycling bins.

”Keeping these items out of landfills benefits our local community and contributes to a more global responsibility,” Goldblatt said. “It’s an added benefit that the event itself is a fun day for our volunteers and a great chance to interact with residents of our wonderful community.”

Additional information and contacts:

About the Orange Recycling Committee

The Orange Recycling Committee is a group of volunteers who live in Orange and are committed to increasing and simplify recycling options for Orange residents, at home and at town events:

Website: http://www.orange-ct.gov/govser/recycling.htm

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

About Bye Bye Mattress Bye Bye Mattress:

Bye Bye Mattress is Connecticut’s mattress recycling program. Established by law and operated by the non-profit Mattress Recycling Council, the program uses a recycling fee collected on each mattress and box spring sold to state residents to make recycling easier in our communities.

Whether a city picks up your discarded mattress, a retailer takes it back with your new purchase, or you drop it off, the Bye Bye Mattress program diverts your old mattress from waste to recycling.

Now, our landfills will be less crowded as old mattresses are recycled into new, useful products.

Visit www.ByeByeMattress.com or call 1-855-700-9973 for more information or connect with us on Facebook or Twitter.


Residents Take Advantage of Paper Shredding Opportunity

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Oct 182014

A woman carries a large box of paperwork to be shredded at High Plains on Saturday.

File Photo: A woman carries a large box of paperwork to be shredded at High Plains on Saturday.

On Saturday, Oct. 18, more than 175 Orange residents made their way to the Orange Community Center for a chance to have all of their important personal documents and other paperwork securely shredded free of charge.

Mitch Goldblatt, Chairman of the Orange Recycling Committee, said the Orange Rotary Club made a generous donation to make the event possible.

Last Year hundreds of residents took advantage of this opportunity to dispose of personal paperwork that could make them vulnerable to identity theft.

The process is secure, no one is allowed to touch your paperwork or examine the contents of your boxes or bags. The papers are dumped into recycling bins, which are emptied into a truck via mechanical equipment and then shredded inside the enclosed truck.

Goldblatt said although the inaugural year was successful with 35 bins filled, this year surpassed all of their expectations by filling nearly half again as many large recycling bins (47) and the driver for the licensed and bonded PROSHRED SECURITY Truck estimated that about 10,000 pounds of paper was shredded today.

The paper is shredded on-site and then delivered to a local recycling facility.

Goldblatt added that a few participating residents made donations to the Rotary Club to show their appreciation for their help.

Local Company Hosts Fundraising Paper Shredding Event Jan. 26

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Jan 112013

Affordable Solutions, LLC, of Orange is donating its service to help the Amity Performing Arts students raise money get to Florida.

A shredding truck will be parked in the Amity High School parking lot on Saturday, Jan. 26. from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. All the money raised will go towards the cost of the Florida trip.

Each student will have his/her name on a sheet. When the person brings their papers to be shredded to the truck, please have them tell the organizer to mark it down under the selected students name. All the money will go towards that students Florida trip.

The more people you have come to the event, the more money they can raise. If a particular student is not listed at the time of the drop off, the money will go into a general fund towards the trip. Affordable Solutions will not go back and give credit — after the fact.

All items should be in a box (easily picked up by a student) No trash bags, paper bags, etc. Paper clips (except the large black ones), staples, can be shredded. No trash or non-paper items please.


1-5 small copy boxes (similar to copy paper box) $ 10 per box 1-5

Large banker boxes $ 20.00 per box

6-10 small copy boxes (similar to copy paper box) $ 8.00 per box

6-10 Large banker boxes $ 16.00 per box

Common Questions

Will the documents be shredded at the drop-off location or are they transported to another facility? All documents will be shredded on-site?

Workers will remove documents from vehicles and put them in the truck for shredding.

Do staples and paper clips need to be removed?

No, the machine can handle staples and paper clips, however, you need to remove all binders.

Is there a certain way to prepare my documents?

Simply put all paper documents into a box for easy removal.

What happens to the shredded paper?

The shredded documents are transported to a recycling facility and baled before being recycled into new paper.

Contact the Company at www.affordableshredding.com (203) 795-3591 Fax (203) 795-3820