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Posted on: February 17, 2017

[ARCHIVED] May 6: Spring Recycle & Reuse Rally

Hard to Recycle Items will be Collected on May 6


The Department of Public Works and the ReUse Committee will hold a Recycling & Reuse Rally on Saturday, May 6 from 9am-12 PM at Smith Vocational High School, 80 Locust Street.  Pellet fuel bags, Styrofoam, bulky rigid plastic objects, and (shredded) personal documents will be collected for recycling, and bicycles will be collected for reuse. Accumulated bulky plastic items in working condition will be offered to the public free of charge before they are recycled. The event is free and open to the public. Collection details are provided below.

Pellet Bags

Accepted: Empty, dry and relatively clean bags from pellet fuel.  Please stack, roll together and place roll(s) inside another pellet bag.

Not accepted: Dirty or wet bags, bags from products other than pellets (e.g. dog food, bird seed).

Bulky rigid plastic

Accepted: Large, rigid plastic items such as laundry baskets, pet carriers, lawn furniture, yard toys (e.g. Little Tykes), and plastic flower pots. 

Not accepted: items made of PVC (e.g. pipes), flexible/crinkly plastic (e.g. hoses, seedling packs), and containers which formerly held hazardous material.

Styrofoam® (aka expanded polystyrene or EPS)

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

Not accepted: Dirty material, colored or food-related foam, packing peanuts, soft foam.

Personal documents (Courtesy of ProShred of Springfield)

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 (Via Bikes not Bombs)

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 cover restoration and shipping costs will be requested.


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