SARATOGA SPRINGS — Participants dropped off more than 150 TV’s and monitors, contributing to the almost 20,0000 pounds of electronics during Sustainable Saratoga’s 5th annual Saratoga Recycles Day.
Sustainable Saratoga, a not-for-profit organization that promotes sustainable practices and the protection of natural resources, reports the electronics will be responsibly recycled and kept out of landfills.
Nearly 400 vehicles passed through this year’s event.
Planit Waste, Recycling & Salvage and eLot Electronics Recycling collected electronics and scrap metal, and American Clothing Company collected 6675 pounds of clothing and textiles. Bags filled with men’s shoes, jackets and clothing were donated to the Backstretch Employee Service Team to benefit the backstretch workers at Saratoga Racetrack.
Approximately 20 bikes were dropped off, which Bikeatoga volunteers will fix up this winter. The Saratoga Lions Club collected over 400 pairs of eyeglasses, and Wellspring received 106 cell phones.
New this year, We Are Instrumental received 14 instruments that they will repair and get into kids’ hands; the Domestic Violence Project collected 1,500 pieces of children’s clothing and 50 backpacks for domestic violence survivors and their children, and Pitney Meadows Community Farm collected about 90 garden tools and hoses. All of these items will be reused, helping both individuals in need and the environment.
Sustainable Saratoga’s Recycling and Donating Guidebook may be found at: www.sustainablesaratoga.org