The Northampton Department of Public Works is sponsoring a recycling event on Saturday October 15th from 9-noon, in cooperation with the Salvation Army, Pro-Shred and the JFK Middle School PTO.
Free Textile Recycling: The Salvation Army will be on hand to accept old textiles that that are generally unsuitable for reuse or resale by charities and thrift shops. These materials (old or damaged clothing, sweaters, bedding, socks, towels, curtains, yard goods, etc.) should be sorted, bagged and delivered separately from quality clothing & shoe donations, which will also be accepted. Special “rag tags” will be available at the event for recycling these materials on an ongoing basis. All materials must be clean and dry: no wet/moldy/mildewed fabric will be accepted.
Free Paper Shredding: ProShred will be available to safely recycle paper that contains confidential and personal information such as cancelled checks, credit card/bank statements, medical records, legal papers and income tax files. Participants can bring up to two recycling bins of papers to be shredded on site at no cost.
Electronics Recycling: Anything with a plug will be recycled for a fee to benefit the JFK Middle School PTO, with the exception of appliances containing Freon (refrigerators, freezers, dehumidifiers and air conditioners). Printer cartridges and cell phones will be accepted at no charge. For more information, contact Monica Green at 413-585-1074.
For further information, contact Karen Bouquillon at the Department of Public Works at 413-587-1059.