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:
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.