Saturday, Oct. 28, GCSD is pleased to once again host the bi-annual Recycling Extravaganza at Farnsworth Middle School. This community-wide event will take place from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m., and is open to both residents and non-residents of the school district. No certificate of residency is required and all items are dropped off at no charge to attendees.
All items will be re-used, repurposed and/or recycled by:
• Guilderland High School Environmental Club
• JGS Recycling
• County Waste
• American Clothing Company
• Schenectady Home Furnishings
• Troy Bike Rescue
• Youth L.I.F.E. Support
• 15 Love
• Hannaford Supermarket
• Jezreel International – *will be accepting personal care items for hurricane relief efforts. Examples of the brand new, unopened items (of all sizes) needed include: shampoo/conditioner, soap, disposable diapers, baby wipes, deodorant, toothpaste/toothbrushes, feminine hygiene products, etc.
Examples of what can be brought to the school for recycling on Oct. 28:
Furniture/small household items: Beds/mattresses/box springs/frames (all sizes) – no headboards please, futons, sofas, love seats, living room chairs, small area rugs, throw pillows, small kitchen table sets, small dressers and bookshelves, nightstands, end and coffee tables, lamps, toasters/ovens/microwaves, coffee makers, irons/ironing boards, small mixers, vacuums, mops, brooms, fans, space heaters, humidifiers;
Small (usable) household items [for donation]: In good condition only;
Books: In good condition for donation or in any condition for recycling;
Metals: Lawn mowers, patio furniture, swing sets, grills, steel eye-beams, fences, refrigerators and more (can be working or non-working;
Bikes, trikes, scooters: In working condition or not; all accepted;
Paper: Phone books, office papers and envelopes, catalogs, magazines, newspapers and boxes. Please note that blueprints, carbon papers and egg cartons will not be accepted;
Plastics: Including beverage bottles, plastic bags, and all other plastic items;
Textiles and clothing: Clothing, shoes, towels, pocketbooks, belts, fabrics, blankets, comforters, and sheets.
Electronics: Please no televisions or CRT monitors. All other electronic items are accepted. Included are: desktop computers, laptops, servers/server racks, monitors, networking equipment, printers/copiers/scanners, cell phones, wires, keyboards, UPSs/battery backups, electronic parts, audio equipment, toner/ink cartridges, household electronics (microwaves, VCRs, lamps, game consoles, etc.) and more.
Items that are wet, moldy, malodorous, toxic or dangerous in any manner cannot be accepted. Carpeting, area rugs, tires and garbage are not accepted and will also be rejected.
The collection site for the Recycling Extravaganza will be located in the front parking lot of FMS. For more information on the upcoming event, please contact District Recycling and Conservation Coordinator Renee Panetta at 861-5246, ext. 338; or 423-6708.