The Orange Recycling Committee has announced the next paper shredding and mattress recycling event for Saturday, October 19, 2019 from 9 a.m. to Noon at the front parking lot of High Plains Community Center (HPCC).
The committee will once again be joined by the Mattress Recycling Council collecting used mattresses and box springs.
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
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
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.
Orange Recycling Committee Chair Mitch Goldblatt said he is excited about this opportunity for our residents to dispose of items at no cost.
“Saturday, October 19th will be a great morning for cleaning out before the winter sets in”, Goldblatt said. “I’m encouraging all residents to bring their personal documents, papers, and even mattresses for the ultimate Orange Recycling event!”
“We are thrilled to partner with the Rotary Club of Orange and the Orange Lions Club 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 ninth 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 recycling to this event has made this one event not to be missed.
Paper Shredding and Mattress Recycling Drive
WHEN: Saturday, October 19th, 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
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 educating, increasing, and simplifying recycling options for Orange