Sargent Elementary School PTO Textile Drive Fundraiser
When: Saturday, May 10, 2014 from 9:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
Where: Sargent Elementary School, 29 Education Drive, Beacon, NY 12508.
Rear of building, near parent/staff parking lot; use access road on Route 9D across from Elks Lodge.
The Sargent PTO is partnering with Brooklyn-based Wearable Collections for their third annual textile recycling fundraiser. Recyclable textiles include the following: clothing, hats, household linens, stuffed animals, handbags, curtains, shoes, and leather goods. The PTO earns a few cents per pound of material collected. The money raised will be used for classroom field trips. More information about textile recycling can be found at wearablecollections.com.
Denning's Point, organized by Zero to Go
Riverfront Park, organized by the Beacon Sloop Club
Thank you to Lindsay Carille, Solid Waste Commissioner for Dutchess County, for nominating me for the Solid Waste Association of North America's list of 50 Unsung Heroes in the waste & recycling industry! Full list of all winners here.
On Earth Day, I helped with sorting recyclables from waste collected at the Earth Day Cleanup - Mount Beacon Park with Scenic Hudson. The totals removed: 3 bags of recycling, 3 bags of trash, one bag of invasives (which will be hot composted), 2 wheels with tires, and a small pile of scrap metal. Thanks to everyone who regularly carries trash off the mountain. There's lots more to do, but we made a dent in it!