Ruah Swennerfelt, Transition Town Charlotte
Do you have old stereo’s, vcr’s, boomboxes, etc. that are just cluttering your house? Are you wanting to be sure they don’t end up in the landfill? Then we have a solution for you!
Transition Town Charlotte will once again coordinate electronic waste collection at the quonset hut at CCS in conjunction with Charlotte’s Green Up Day, Saturday and Sunday, May 6 and 7. In addition to the importance of cleaning up the waste we find on our road sides, the electronic collection eliminates thousands of pounds from ending up in our Vermont landfill. As you probably know only one landfill currently services the state of Vermont. It’s located in Coventry and will be full by 2020! Anything we can do to reduce waste or recycle may extend that termination date.
Even though it’s not legal in Vermont to throw away what is recyclable, many people still are filling our landfill with electronics. Good Point Recycling, who collects the electronics, helps make sure that they are recycled.
We can collect all electronic devices such as: computers and their components, dvd’s, vcr’s, stereo’s, phones, record players, radios, tv’s, laptops, video machines, microwaves, small kitchen electronics, and their various chords and chargers. We cannot accept appliances such as: air conditioner’s, stoves, refrigerators, washers, and dryers.
Thanks for making this collection such a success in prior years. Please share this information with your neighbors. Let’s keep Vermont clean and beautiful. Contact me at (802) 922-2259 with questions.