Another Successful Shredding Day In Orange

 Around Town, Home, Latest News  Comments Off on Another Successful Shredding Day In Orange
Oct 142018

On Saturday, Oct. 13, The Orange Recycling Committee hosted its annual paper shredding and mattress recycling event from 9 a.m. to noon at High Plains Community Center which was generously funded by the Rotary Club of Orange. At the same time, the Orange Community Women had a FUNDrive for Clothes and Household Items under the pavilion on the fairgrounds.

The clothing, shoes, towels, electronics, toys and games, kitchen items, sporting goods, and other items the OCW collected were brought to Savers on the Boston Post Road. This donation will help support many community projects. This year, they filled about 9 SUVs with your donations.

After the morning showers stopped, the women stood by the vehicles and told Orange Live how much they appreciate the generosity of everyone who stopped by and donated so many useful items this year.

Orange Recycling Committee Chairman Mitch Goldblatt called this the ultimate recycling event.

“We took in 17 mattresses, which will be torn apart and the wood will be used in some way, the metal springs will be recycled, the padding will be shredded and be recycled into something else, through the Bye Bye Mattress Program,” Goldblatt said. “We broke down all the cardboard boxes and gathered up the plastic bags, they’re being brought to the transfer station and recycled.”

Once again, Orange resident Joe Johnston, who owns Affordable Solutions, brought his truck for the on-site paper shredding service. He estimated that he’d shredded about 8.5 tons of paper that morning.

This is the seventh time the Recycling Committee has offered this service free of charge to Orange residents. All they ask for in return is that residents show their appreciation by donating to the Orange Rotary Scholarship Fund. Rotarians were on hand to collect donations and helped unload cars and broke down boxes all morning long.



Annual Paper Shredding and Mattress Recycling Event Scheduled

 Around Town, Charity Events, Home, Latest News  Comments Off on Annual Paper Shredding and Mattress Recycling Event Scheduled
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


         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: https://www.orange-ct.gov/180/Recycling

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

Local Company Hosts Fundraising Paper Shredding Event Jan. 26

 Amity High School, Around Town, Charity Events, Home, Latest News  Comments Off on Local Company Hosts Fundraising Paper Shredding Event Jan. 26
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