Come drop off items for Recycling!**
Montgomery Township Environmental Commission and Sustainable Montgomery will organize the 12th Annual Earth Day Fair on Sunday, April 23, 2017, from Noon to 3 PM. The event will be held at the Montgomery Upper Middle School parking lot, 375 Burnt Hill Road, Skillman, NJ 08558.
This year’s Earth Day Recycling Fair will again provide collections for recycling a great variety of items. These include (more to be posted):
Paper documents for secure shredding (staples & paper clips are ok, but no newspapers or binders)
Expired/unwanted medications (to be collected by the Somerset County Sheriff’s Office)
Office supplies (pens, markers, highlighters, notebooks)
Sneakers, soccer, baseball & softball equipment
Tennis equipment (racquets, covers, bags)
Clothing & shoes (new or gently used), to benefit the Rescue Mission of Trenton
Personal hygiene products (new items only) including: chapstick, toothbrush, toothpaste, razor, shaving cream, shampoo, conditioner, deodorant, soap, comb/brush, feminine hygiene products
Please check back again. The above list is still being added to.**
Also, we are asking residents who participate in the Earth Day Fair to bring a donation for the Montgomery Food Pantry. Any non-perishable item is welcome, but the following are suggestions of much needed items:
Paper products (napkins, paper towels, toilet paper)
Canned tuna & canned chicken
Cake & brownie mix, frosting
If you have questions, please contact Montgomery Open Space Coordinator Lauren Wasilauski at firstname.lastname@example.org . Thank you!
“The recycling aspect of our annual Fair is a big hit with the community so we decided to focus exclusively on collections this year. The Fair has attracted as many as a thousand people in recent years,” said Mary Reece, chairperson of Montgomery Township’s Environmental Commission. “It’s the township’s biggest community-wide environmental event. Last year, we recycled the following:
-54lbs of medication
-10,465lbs of paper shredded
-Over 100 cubic yards of electronics
-40 cubic yards of metal
-150 pairs of sneakers/cleats donated
-100+ sporting goods items donated (basketballs, baseballs, tennis racquets),” Reece said.
To learn more, become a sponsor, or to find out how to get involved in other ways, contact Lauren Wasilauski at 908-359-8211 extension 343 or email her at email@example.com . Thank you!
**Get involved! We are still seeking additional organizations/groups to sign up to collect an item or items for recycling!! Find out more at the above email address or phone.
Every Day is Earth Day in Montgomery Township