Another Successful Shredding Day In Orange

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Oct 192019

(Photos by Ilene Moyher)

The Rotary Club of Orange sponsored the Orange Recycling Committee’s Free Shredding and Mattress Recycling Day at High Plains Community Center on Saturday, Oct. 19 from 9 a.m. to noon.

The secure, on-site paper shredding service was handled by Affordable Solutions, owned and operated by Orange resident Joe Johnston.

The Orange Lions Club also was involved in the program by picking up mattresses from Orange residences so they could be recycled. 

The Orange Recycling Committee provides a great service to the town, introducing many opportunities over the years that make recycling easier and more efficient for Orange residents. The members work hard to help you help the environment.




Orange Shredding Day Is April 27

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Apr 272019

Event to include Mattress Recycling and Clothing and Household Goods Drive

The Orange Recycling Committee has announced the next paper shredding and mattress recycling event (click link) for Saturday, April 27, 2019, from 9 a.m. to noon at High Plains Community Center (HPCC). The committee will be joined by the Orange Community Women hosting a FUNDrive for Clothes and Household Items.

The secure, on-site paper shredding service will once again be handled by Affordable Solutions, owned and operated by Orange resident Joe Johnston. 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.

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 individual homes. Anyone 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 made out to Orange Lions Charities, and all proceeds are considered a charitable donation.

The Orange Community Women are asking residents to bring clothing, shoes, towels, electronics, toys and games, kitchen items, sporting goods and more to the High Plains Pavilion that morning. This benefit will help support many community projects.

Orange Recycling Committee Chair Mitch Goldblatt said he is excited about the one-stop service. “Saturday,
April 27th will be a great morning for Spring Cleaning at its best”, 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!”

“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 Goldblatt. “Purging homes of these items and keeping them out of landfills helps our environment as well as our 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 eighth time, the Orange Recycling Committee is helping residents dispose of thousands of pounds of sensitive financial and medical papers in a secure, environmentally-responsible way. Adding mattress and box spring as well as household goods recycling to this event has made this one event not to be missed.


Paper Shredding, Mattress Recycling, Clothing and Household Item Drive – Details:

WHEN: Saturday, April 27, 2019, 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.


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 educating, increasing, and simplifying recycling options for Orange residents.

 Website: www.orangerecycles.com

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

Commemorative Posters of the Orange Country Fair Available

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Aug 152013

A copy of the 2013 Fair Poster

A copy of the 2013 Fair Poster

The Orange Country Fair this year is Sept 21. This event, begun in 1898, is an important part of the Orange, Connecticut culture. The town’s heritage is in farming and dairies, agricultural fairs, town hall meetings, church suppers and activities on the Green.

The town folk continue to volunteer for the fire department, care for the elderly, give to charity and work to make the Town a good place to live. The Fair exemplifies all this and highlights Orange’s history of good citizenship.

For the second year the Rotary Club of Orange has arranged to offer a limited number of Commemorative Posters depicting the many events and activities of this unique Fair and the culture of Orange. The 2013 Poster is a print of a painting by respected Orange artist, Graham Dale, whose illustrations and paintings can be seen in galleries and media nationwide.

These prints are poster-size, numbered and signed by the artist. They are commemorative prints of the Fair intended to be  “collectibles,” capturing a bit of Orange history for home or office. Future year’s posters will be created by different celebrated local Orange artists.  The price is $20 for each numbered 2013 Orange Country Fair Commemorative Poster.

They can be purchased at the Fair at the Rotary table or by ordering via email to bkw@staffage.com. All proceeds go to Rotary which supports local charitable projects as well as international initiatives such as the elimination of Polio and fostering World Peace.

Richetelli named Rotary Club President

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Sep 042012

Past Presidents of the Rotary Club of Orange at the Annual Installation Dinner

The Orange Rotary Club recently hosted its Annual Paul Harris Awards and Board Installation Dinner  at Race Brook Country Club.

Michael Richetelli of Orange, a 10 year member of the Orange Rotary Club, became President succeeding outgoing President Diane Eger.

Eger said, “This is a special evening for all Rotarians, as it marks the start of another year.  The presidency is a very rewarding opportunity and the club will be well served by Michael Richetelli.”

In addition to installing the new Board of Directors, the Orange Rotarians installed Kathleen Gorelick as a new member and also honored four Paul Harris Fellow recipients: Jack Barton, Rotary Club of Orange; Diane Eger, Rotary Club of Orange; Jim Messina, St. Martin DePorres Academy; and Tom Pisano, Orange Soccer Association.  The Paul Harris Society is named after the founder of Rotary International. A Paul Harris Fellow is awarded upon a gift of $1,000 made to The Rotary Foundation of Rotary International and in recognition of one’s service to the community.

Michael Richetelli said, “The Rotary Club of Orange has a remarkable history of service to the community.  I look forward to continuing this tradition and to the exciting year ahead.”