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Residents Flock To The Paper Shredding Event At High Plains

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Oct 092021
 

The paper shredding and mattress recycling event at High Plains Community Center on October 9 was well received again.

Hundreds of residents took advantage of the free service handled by Affordable Solutions, owned and operated by Orange resident Joe Johnston.

Cars and SUVs lined up with bags or boxes filled with documents for shredding. Anyone who wanted their boxes or containers returned simply told a volunteer.

Other cardboard boxes were broken down and piled into recycling committee member’s SUV and brought to the transfer station for recycling. Paper and plastic bags also were transported to the transfer station and recycled, nothing was thrown away, and the Recycling Committee left the area cleaner than they found it when they set up.

Once again, the service was generously funded by the Rotary Club of Orange, and residents showed their appreciation by donating cash and checks to the Orange Rotary Scholarship Fund.

At the end of the allotted time (9 a.m. to noon), 10,000 lbs of paper had been shredded and 42 mattresses were brought in to be recycled.

Residents expressed their appreciation to Recycling Committee members and Rotarians alike.

Keep your eyes open for the next shredding opportunity, which most likely will take place in Spring 2022.

Test Your Recycling Knowledge At The Fair

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Sep 142021
 

remove the cap, rinse the carton out, place in with other recycling.

The Orange Recycling Committee will, once again, have a information booth under the Civic Tent at the Orange Country Fair this weekend.

Step right up and ask any questions you may have about what can and cannot be recycled, different recycling options at the transfer station, etc.

Kids, test your knowledge of recycling with recycling trivia and you can win a yummy donut from the food tent.

The Committee has wooden rulers embossed with it’s logo for visitors, so stop by on Saturday and/or Sunday this weekend — it’s a tradition now!

 

Orange Recycling Committee Welcome You To Shredding Day On Saturday

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Oct 162020
 

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The Orange Recycling Committee will be on hand, rain or shine for the next paper shredding and mattress recycling event tomorrow, Saturday, October 17, 2020, 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.

Due to COVID-19, residents are asked to put documents in their trunk and pop the trunk when it is their turn. Residents will not have to exit their vehicles and allow for this “touchless” recycling event.

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 may also 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 a pick-up is $10 per mattress or box spring. Payment is by cash or checks made out to Orange Lions Charities, and all proceeds are considered a charitable donation.

Orange Recycling Committee Chair Mitch Goldblatt is excited about this opportunity for our residents to dispose of items at no cost. “Saturday, October 17th 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 tenth 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

WHAT TO 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 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 residents.

 

 

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/Mattress Recycling Event

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Oct 192019
 

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
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.

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

Details:

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

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 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
residents.
Website: www.orangerecycles.com
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/ORCinCT/

Local Benefits Of The Textile Recycling Program

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Jul 092019
 

Many residents are pleased with the news that the Orange Recycling Committee has arranged for a new textile recycling pick-up service that will begin on July 15.

Those who just skimmed the story or Facebook post had questions — How will this benefit me and the town?

Orange Live reached out to Recycling Committee Chairman Mitch Goldblatt for some answers.

Here’s what he had to say:

1)      This is a way for people to continue to recycle products simply to help the environment. That in itself should be good enough! But there is more!

2)      Items will be re-sold or re-used to decrease our carbon footprint of producing more and also creates jobs.

3)      For every ton collected in the pink bags, the town receives $20.

4)      For every ton diverted from our transfer station solid waste, the town saves about $100.

“This is a win-win for everyone,” he said.

Also, as a follow-up, many want to know exactly what is acceptable. Here you go:

  • Men’s Clothing
  • Women’s Clothing
  • Children’s Clothing
  • Coats and Jackets
  • Jewelry
  • Shoes
  • Purses
  • Hats
  • Toys
  • Blankets
  • Drapes/Curtains
  • Pillows
  • Sleeping Bags
  • Tools
  • Silverware
  • Dishes
  • Pots/Pans
  • Backpacks

If you still want more information about the service provider, click on this link that we provided in the original story.

Orange Recycling Committee Meeting Agenda

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Jun 172019
 

The Orange Recycling Committee will meet at the High Plains Community Center on Wednesday, June 19 at 7 p.m.

Following is the meeting agenda:

Call to Order

Public Input

Thank you to Mary-Jo Sierakowski

Review and approve Minutes of May 9, 2019 Meeting

Treasurer’s Report-Mark Moyher

Update on Residential Recycling Participation Rates

Old Business

Simple Recycling/Waste Zero Textile Curbside Recycling

Plantings for Transfer Station Signs-Garden Club

Orange Business and Community Expo-Wednesday, June 5, 2019

Recycling Forum-What’s In, What’s Out, June 10, 2019

Other Old Business

New Business

Haz Waste Days at Regional Water Authority on Saturday, June 29, 2019 and Saturday, October 5, 2019

Shredding Day – Saturday, October 19, 2019

Orange Recycling Committee Responsibilities Draft

Other New Business

Next Meeting-Wednesday, July 17, 2019

adjournment

Another Successful Shredding Day In Orange

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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.

 

 

Volunteer Committee Members Help At Haz-Waste Central

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Jun 302018
 

On Saturday, June 30, members of the Orange Recycling Committee were on-hand at Haz-Waste Central for several hours to help the line of cars move quickly through the drop-off process.

Household chemicals are brought here for proper disposal.

Details here https://www.rwater.com/products-services/hazwaste-central 

 

Annual Paper Shredding and Mattress Recycling Event Scheduled

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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

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 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/