By Ruah Swennerfelt, Transition Town Charlotte
Once again Transition Town Charlotte will join Green Up Day efforts, and coordinate the collection of electronic waste, but with a few changes. Those collecting will be wearing masks and gloves. We’ll do our best to maintain the 6-foot physical distance for everyone’s safety. If you wear a mask, it doubles the safety for everyone involved.
If you need help with carrying something, we ask that you open the car or trunk door and step away. We’ll then carry the equipment to the receptacles.
We’ll be at CCS where the quonset hut used to be on Saturday, May 30 from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. In addition to the importance of cleaning up roadside waste, the electronic collection eliminates thousands of pounds of hazardous items and potentially recyclable rare minerals from ending up in our Vermont landfill.
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, which collects the electronics, helps make sure that they are recycled.
We can collect all electronic devices such as computers and their components, DVDs, VCRs, stereos, phones, record players, radios, TVs, laptops, video machines, microwaves, small kitchen electronics, and their various chords and chargers. We cannot accept appliances such as air conditioners, 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.