Saturday, November 6, 2010

Cape Cod Chronicle Column 11/11/10


ChathamRecycles' 3rd annual Drop & Swap was a big success!! 

Our e-waste collection took in over 20 computers, 20 monitors, 32 TV’s and many other non-CRT electronics including printers, phones, keyboards, radios and stereo equipment. These are guaranteed to be recycled responsibly by Metech Recycling.

Many items came and went all day at the Gift Shop. Special thanks to Monica, our AmeriCorps member serving with the Town this year, for the preparation; to Bob Staake for the eye-catching poster; to Bob & Jeanne Eaves and their helpers for the extra assistance; to Jack, Dave, Joe and Carl for helping facilitate; to the Girl Scouts for their participation in the special collections…..and of course to our visiting AmeriCorps volunteers!!

Special collections took in many donations for:  Bikes Not Bombs, Brewster Animal Rescue Shelter, Lower Cape Outreach Council, Crazy Crayons, New Eyes for the Needy, Nike's Reuse-a-Shoe, Cell Phones for Soldiers, and Trick or Teeth for Appalachia residents.

Drop & Swap guests were treated to free apple cider, reusable shopping bags, bumper stickers and informational pamphlets.

Thanks so very much to all who attended, assisted or donated items, especially:

Chatham Village Market
Carmine's Pizza, Chatham
East Harwich Stop & Shop
AmeriCorps Cape Cod Volunteers
Chatham Girl Scout Junior Troop 8785 and Cadette Troop 8775
Chatham Transfer Station Staff
And YOU, our Droppers & Swappers!

This event was funded in part by a grant from the Massachusetts Department of Environmental Protection.

November 15 is America Recycles Day. Please pledge to increase your recycling and encourage family & friends!
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