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Posted on: February 17, 2017

[ARCHIVED] November 4: Fall Recycle & Reuse Rally

An autumn Recycling Rally will be held on Saturday, November 4 from 9am-12 PM at Smith Vocational High School, 80 Locust Street.  The event is free and open to the public.  Jack-o-Lanterns will be collected for composting, Styrofoam will be collected for recycling, Bikes Not Bombs will collect bicycles for reuse, and on-site, secure document shredding will be available courtesy of ProShred of Wilbraham.  Details are provided below.

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PLEASE NOTE that due to changes in the international plastic recycling market no bulky rigid plastic will be accepted at this event.  

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Collection Details:

 

Jack-o-Lanterns (pumpkins)

Accepted: Pumpkins in all states of decay which are free of plastic, paint, and decorations. Other varieties of decorative squash will also be accepted.

Not accepted: Painted or varnished (shiny) pumpkins and gourds or plastic/foam replicas.

 

Styrofoam® (aka expanded polystyrene or EPS)

Accepted: Large pieces of clean, dry, rigid white EPS with no attached paper or plastic.

Not accepted: Colored or food-related foam (contamination risks) and packing peanuts, soft foam.

Personal documents

Participants may bring up to two curbside recycling bin boxes of personal documents.

Accepted: Clean and dry personal or confidential documents (financial & medical records, legal papers, credit card statements, income tax files, and cancelled checks).  Staples and paper clips are OK.

Not accepted: Wet or mildewed material, plastic folders and page dividers.

Bicycles

Accepted:  All varieties of two-wheeled bicycles (some broken pieces OK), bicycle parts, tools and accessories (e.g. helmets, lights, pumps, locks).

Not accepted: Weather beaten or rusted bicycles, kick-scooters, motorized & exercise bikes, tricycles.

A $10 donation to Bikes no Bombs to offset refurbishing and shipping costs is requested.


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