Working in the Recycling Zone





Harvey Hoch (top photo, left) and Jack Nerlinger rest after loading up sets of encyclopedias in the Recycling Collection Zone during a past Green Fest, while Rick Schulman (bottom) packs up some of the collected electronic recyclables. Hoch and Schulman are members of the Green Fest Committee. The Community Center parking lot serves as the Recycling Zone for the day-long event. Volunteers are needed all day to receive and pack recyclables. (Photos by Barbara Wetzel)


List of recyclables


to be collected


at Green Fest May 9


More than two dozen recycling collection stations will be set up in and around the Community Center parking lot in Shafer Park on festival day, Saturday, May 9. Residents will be able to drive through and drop off items. Volunteers will be available to unload and sort items.

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Swaps, shredding & drug turn-in

  • Gently Used Clothing & Sports Equipment Swap & Sale
  • Paper Shredding - four-box limit (10-2 only)
  • Prescription & OTC drug turn-in (10-2 only)

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Items listed below will be collected May 9.


  • Recyclables to be collected

1. Containers, packing material, flower pots

  • Eggs cartons
  • Block white Styrofoam
  • Packing peanuts/air pillows/small, clean boxes            
  • Plastic flower pots & trays

2. Medical equipment, eyeglasses

  • Metal wheelchairs, walkers, crutches & canes
  • Eyeglasses & cases

3. Rechargeable batteries ONLY

  • Household  batteries
  • Power tool batteries
  • Car batteries

4. Books, magazines, newspapers

5. Aluminum, scrap metal, appliances

  • Aluminum
  • Scrap metal
  • Appliances - (including refrigerators and AC units)

6. Jars, pull tabs, medicine bottles

  • Canning jars & lids
  • Aluminum can pull tabs, especially colored ones
  • Empty prescription drug bottles (no labels)

 7. Bikes, band instruments, corks, etc.


  • Bikes
  • Sewing machines
  • Band instruments
  • Greeting cards (front panels - all themes, except holiday)
  • Wine corks - natural & synthetic
  • Plastic gift & credit cards, etc. (may be cut or shredded)

 8. Clothing, hangers, sneakers

  • Wire clothes hangers - clean, no rust
  • Old sneakers - all brands
  • Denim jeans, jackets, shirts, shorts

9. TVs, computers, electronics, phones, cartridges, CDs, DVDs

  • Television sets (residential, 1 per household - no consoles)
  • Computers
  • Laptop computers
  • Computer accessories
  • Ink & toner cartridges
  • WiFi devices
  • iPads, Tablets,  E-Book readers
  • TI graphing calculators
  • Cell phones, GPS, radar detectors, Mobile Hotspots
  • Cameras and lenses
  • Game consoles, video games, handheld game systems
  • iPods & MP3 players
  • CDs & DVDs - no cases

10. Household recyclables

  • Paper, cardboard, catalogs, phone books
  • Bagged stretchy plastic bags/film
  • Food-grade glass bottles & jars
  • Metal cans and #1-7 plastic containers
  • Toothbrushes and empty toothpaste tubes

11. Building materials, appliances, furniture

  • Working appliances
  • Furniture
  • Building materials
  • Electrical supplies
  • Plumbing supplies
  • Household hardware
  • Full/nearly full paint cans



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Please go to ARCHIVES for recycling information

from Green Fests in 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014