Tuesday, May 29, 2012
Bulky Rigid Plastic Collection this Saturday
The Department of Public Works is sponsoring a big “Take It or Leave It” reuse event on Saturday, June 2nd from 9-Noon for Northampton residents and small businesses, in cooperation with the City’s ReUse Committee, the Salvation Army, EcoBuilding Bargains, ReFoamIt Styrofoam Recycling, and Bikes Not Bombs. This “Reuse and Recycling Rally” will be held on the Smith Vocational School campus, rain or shine.
Most of the products delivered -- plastic crates, barrels, buckets, lawn furniture, plant pots, kid’s climbing structures, toys, plastic flamingos (etc.) have excellent reuse potential, so participants will be encouraged to take away whatever they can use…for free!
Bulky rigid plastics can be recycled at the landfill transfer station anytime, at no cost. A dedicated collection box for recycling these products has been in use there for nearly a year, but this collection system does not offer an opportunity for reuse.
The DPW will continue to sponsor periodic one-day collection events to encourage reuse before recycling, as well as to provide this service to all Northampton residents and small businesses, not just those who use the City’s transfer stations for trash and recycling.
For further information, contact Karen Bouquillon at the Department of Public Works at 413-587-1059.