Friday, April 27, 2012

City Recycling Events for Spring

Kim O'Rourke, the City Recycling coordinator, is happy to announce a couple exciting recycling programs planned for this spring. Hope you can participate!

1. Saturday April 28th - ShredFest at the Water Dept, 82 Berlin Road, 9 - 11 am
 Time to clean out and recycle again. Bring all our old documents and important papers that are ready to be disposed to the Water Dept. on Berlin Road on Saturday April 28 from 9 - 11am for shredding.  Open to residents and small businesses.  No more than ten boxes please!  All documents will be shred on-site and recycled in accordance with State laws.

2. Recycle those Sneakers! 
We are happy to be able to work with Nike again in recycling sneakers at our Recycling Center from April 2 - June 18th.  Bring clean, dry sneakers to the Recycling Center during regular working hours (Mon - Friday 7am - 3pm & Saturdays 7am - 12noon).  '
Sneakers only. No shoes, flip flops, cleats or other miscellaneous shoes please! 
All sneakers must be emptied out of bags or boxes. 
Schools and businesses are encouraged to run collections at their locations and bring the sneakers in!   
Any questions, call or email me.  

Thanks for recycling!!!  

Kim O'Rourke
Middletown Recycling Coordinator
245 Dekoven Dr Middletown, Ct 06457

Additional information / press release about the sneaker program:  
Mayor Daniel Drew is pleased to announce the City of Middletown will be holding its tenth annual Reuse-a-Shoe Sneaker Recycling Drive.  Participants in the Reuse-a-Shoe program collect old athletic shoes (all brands) that are then recycled into a material called "NIKE Grind".  This recycled product is then used to produce a variety of athletic surfaces including basketball courts, running tracks and playground surfacing. 

To participate, businesses or schools provide a collection box for used athletic shoes from employees, customers or students.  The collected sneakers can then be brought to the Middletown Recycling Center on the corner of Johnson St. and North Main St.  Individuals can also bring their old sneakers to the Recycling Center for recycling.
Important points to remember: Only athletic shoes (all brands) are accepted.  Nothing else! 

No shoes with metal on them (eyelets, cleats or spikes)
 Shoes must be kept dry. No wet shoes.
 Do not tie shoes together.
 You must provide for delivery to the Middletown Recycling Center no later than June 18, 2012.   
Sneakers can be brought directly to the Recycling Center during normal working hours (Monday – Friday 7:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. or Saturdays 7:00 a.m. – noon.) 

If sneakers are still in wearable shape they can be donated to a non-profit that will sell or pass along your sneakers for others to wear:
 Goodwill also accepts non-sneakers.
Salvation Army sfalso accepts non-sneakers
Shoe4Africa  sneakers only
Soles4Souls  also accepts non-sneakers

If you have any questions, please call the Middletown Recycling Coordinator at 860-344-3526 or email her at kim.orourke@MiddletownCT.Gov

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Very thankful for shred-fests (and Rx drug collection) in Middletown! And it looked as if lots of others were, too, on Saturday. Thank you all.