Working in the Recycling Zone

Greg Solberg (top photo), co-chair of the Recycling Collection Zone, moves a tall stack of Styrofoam. Volunteers Harvey Hoch (middle photo, left) and Jack Nerlinger rest after loading up sets of encyclopedias, while Rick Schulman (bottom) packs up some of the collected electronic recyclables. The Community Center parking lot serves as the Recycling Zone for the day-long event. Volunteers are needed all day to receive and pack up recyclables. (Photos by Barbara Wetzel)


Saturday, May 13, 2017

Open 10 a.m. - 3 p.m.

More than two dozen collection stations will be set up in the Community Center parking lot. Save up recyclable items listed below and drop them off when you arrive at Shafer Park for the 9th annual Green Fest on Saturday, May 13, 2017.

Recyclables (Collected/Destination)

Appliances [working] & furniture (ReStore of Hagerstown)

Batteries - rechargeable & non-rechargeable (Battery One)

Bikes helmets/tires/tubes & sewing machines (Bikes for the World)

Blankets [clean] & luggage [Clothing Swap in Pavilion #1] (Green Fest Committee)

Books, magazines, textbooks & encyclopedias (Booksavers)

Building materials, electrical, plumbing (ReStore of Hagerstown)

Canning jars (Green Fest Committee)

Car seats - no metal frames (Apple Valley Waste)

Cardboard, paper, glass, metal & #1-7 plastics (Apple Valley Waste)

CDs & DVDs - no cases (Frederick Co. Public Schools - Tech Education Department)

Cell phones & handheld electronics (Green Fest Committee)

Clothing & sports equipment (Green Fest Clothing Swap in Pavilion #1)

Electronics (usable) - (Horizon Goodwill)

Crayons - wrappers on (Green Fest Committee)

Egg cartons - no Styrofoam - must be clean (Green Fest Committee)

Electronics (usable) computers  (Horizon Goodwill)

Electronics (unusable), electrical cords, Christmas lights (e-End USA)

Eyeglasses & cases (Boonsboro Lions Club)

Fluorescent tubes [4-ft., limit of 6] & CFL bulbs (Green Fest Committee)

Gift cards, store cards, credit cards - may be shredded (Green Fest Committee)

Ink cartridges, cell phones, handheld electronics (Green Fest Committee)

Linens & textiles (clean), housewares, furniture, etc. (Horizon Goodwill)

Musical instruments (Boonsboro Band Boosters)

Paper shredding [limit 4 boxes] 10 a.m. - 1 p.m. ONLY (Turn the Page Bookstore/All-Shred)

Pet supplies: beds, crates, towels, rugs, food (Wash. Co. Humane Soc.)

Plastic bags/film [stretchy plastic] (Washington County Recycling)

Plastic buckets, plastic cardboard & Rubbermaid containers (Apple Valley Waste)

Plastic flower pots & nursery trays (Cat's Paw Organic Farm)

Plastic furniture, children's playground, i.e. Little Tykes, etc. (Apple Valley)

Prescription & over-the-counter medications (Boonsboro Police Department)

Prescription bottles - empty with labels removed (Green Fest Committee)

Scrap metal, appliances, including AC units & refrigerators (Conservit)

Shoes, boots, flip-flops, skates, etc. - no holes, pairs only (Green Fest Committee)

Sneakers - all brands, any condition (Nike)

Styrofoam: clean block pieces only (Washington County Recycling)

Toothbrushes & empty toothpaste tubes (Terracycle)

TVs [one/person] (Washington County Recycling)

Used denim - jeans, jackets, etc. (Blue Jeans Go Green)

Wheelchairs, walkers, metal crutches & canes (Joni & Friends/Wheels for the World)

Wine corks - Natural [synthetic corks go to recycling] (MOM's Organic Market)

Wire clothes hangers - clean with no rust (Keefauver Dry Cleaners)

Please go to ARCHIVES for recycling information
from Green Fests in 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016

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