By Ruah Swennerfelt, for the Charlotte Sustainable Living Network

Do you have old stereos, VCRs, 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!

Louis Cox helps carry a donation. Photo contributed.

Charlotte Sustainable Living Network (formerly Transition Town Charlotte) will once again coordinate electronic waste collection at CCS in conjunction with Charlotte’s Green Up Day, Saturday, May 1 at Charlotte Central School from 8:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. 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 one day will be full! 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 from Middlebury collects the electronics and helps make sure that they are recycled.

We can collect all electronic devices—computers and their components, DVD recorders, VCRs, stereos, phones, record players, radios, TVs, laptops, video machines, microwaves, small kitchen electronics, and their various cords 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.

Green Up Day 2021!

Clean up Charlotte’s roadsides!
Saturday, May 1, 8:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. at Charlotte Central School

  • Sign up for a route: on website, at the event, or call 425-2100 (before May 1)
  • Get bags: at the library starting April 24 or at the event
  • Clean up your route.
  • Return bags to CCS. Please don’t leave bags on the roadsides.

All participants get a raffle ticket for a Vermont designed Plant Pack© backpack for picking up trash. All details can be found here or call (802) 425-2100.