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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. Event flyer. 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.
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.
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.
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.
Related Daily Hampshire Gazette article (November 18, 2017)
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