Tuesday, November 5, 2013

Recycling in Cavendish

The Cavendish Transfer Station will be implementing a free Zero sort-or single stream-recycling program on Saturday, Nov. 23. This means you can eliminate the sorting and put newspapers, magazines, cardboard, paper back books, egg cartons, plastic containers (1-7), rigid plastic, glass, aluminum into one container and dump it into the special compactor at the transfer station at no charge

Questions about what goes where? Check out Do’s and Don’ts of Zero Sort at the Casella website. 

In addition to the Zero Sort program, Cavendish Transfer station also offers the following recycling opportunities free of charge:
• Fiber Barn (clean and dry clothing all types including ripped and stained; shoes-bagged separately from clothing; clean and dry linens-blankets, sheets, towels; belts, purses, hats, mittens, gloves, coats, socks; and stuffed animals) Note that the Fiber Barn benefits SEVCA
• CFL light bulbs and fluorescent tubes
• Untreated Wood waste
• Scrap Metal
• Button Batteries
• Rechargeable Batteries
• Used oil (in one-gallon jugs)
• Steel Cans
• Computers, monitors, peripherals
• Uncoated Natural Wood Pallets
• Printers, Televisions
• Thermostats with Mercury
• Corks

Other Recycling options
• Used printer cartridges (the big ones, not the small ink jets) can be dropped off at CTES for the sixth grade.

• Prescription Medicines/Over the counter drugs can be taken to the MedReturn box at the Ludlow Police Department. The collection site is open 7 days a week from 9-4. The following items are not accepted at this time: liquids, hypodermic needles, inhalers or aerosols.

• There are free collections and safe disposal of Household Hazardous Waste at various locations on the second Saturday in May and the second Saturday in September.

• Packing peanuts can be recycled by calling 802-226-7204.

• Have stuff that’s in good shape but it’s cluttering the house?  Consider the following options:
-       Donate it to Black River Good Neighbor in Ludlow
-       Save it for the Cavendish Town Wide Tag Sale, the last Saturday of July
-       Post it as part of the Cavendish Update classifieds. Send information to margoc@tds.net Be sure to include contact information.

• For other recycling options, check out How to Recycle Anything. Who knew there was a place to recycle crayons, crocs and yoga matts.

If you have other recycling options to add to the list, please e-mail them to margoc@tds.net

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