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GCSD to host Recycling Extravaganza October 27 at Farnsworth Middle School

Sept. 20, 2012—The Guilderland Central School District will once again be hosting a Fall Recycling Extravaganza on Saturday, October 27 from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Farnsworth Middle School. This is a community-wide event and is open to both residents and non-residents of the school district.  Individuals are encouraged to bring their unwanted papers, metals, plastics (including bags), bikes and electronics equipment for free disposal and recycling.* This service is provided by the district’s recycling partners Regional Computer Recycling & Recovery, County Waste/Waste Connections, and T. A. Predel’s Paper and Metals Recycling.

Electronics being accepted include, but are not limited to: old air conditioners, microwaves, computers, TVs, gaming equipment, large and small appliances, computers and terminals, phones, pagers, and more. View the comprehensive list (PDF)

Examples of metals being accepted include old bicycles, lawn mowers, patio furniture, swing sets, grills, steel eye-beams, fences, refrigerators and more. View the comprehensive list (PDF)

Types of paper being accepted include old phone books, office papers and envelopes, catalogs, magazines, newspapers, boxes, as well as others. Please note that blueprints, carbon papers and egg cartons will not be accepted. View the comprehensive list (PDF)

Types of plastics being accepted include beverage bottles, bags, and more. View the comprehensive list (PDF)

Types of textiles being accepted include: clothing, shoes, rags, towels, pocketbooks, belts, fabrics, blankets, comforters, and sheets.


In addition to the items listed above, on Oct. 27 the district will also be collecting old flip flops for recycling by Terracycle, as well as any new or like-new donations of clothing for children and adults, accessories, linens, pots, pans, house wares, books and travel-size toiletries. These items will be collected by Grassroot Givers and available free-of-charge at the Grassroot Givers Community Store in Albany for individuals and families who are homeless, living on a limited income or leaving a shelter to move into a new apartment.

The last Recycling Extravaganza generated more than $2,800 in revenue for the the environment and our schools by participating in the event! For more information on the upcoming Recycling Extravaganza, please contact Renee Panetta, district recycling and conservation coordinator, at 518-861-5246 x 338.

* Excludes any items containing hazardous materials.