The event, held Saturday, October 24, took place in the Hill section of New Haven, at Truman School. The NHSWRA sought to bring a comprehensive collection event to the neighborhood for the convenience of local residents. Our goal was to spread the word on recycling, waste diversion, and extended producer responsibility. This was the first of such events in the Community, and we hope to bring additional events to other areas of New Haven.
I am pleased to say that the event was well attended and went smoothly. Authority staff, volunteers and partners, while complying with Covid-19 safety plan, efficiently and safely unloaded cargo from participants’ trunks.
New Haveners dropped off over 8,800 lbs. of electronics for recycling by Take 2 Electronics Recycling, one of our partners at the event. Our other partners included Bye Bye Mattress for mattresses and box springs, and Bay State Textiles for textiles, clothing, shoes, and accessories. The Home Depot of North Haven was also represented for recycling of rechargeable batteries. A value-added feature, on-site document shredding, was provided by Stericycle Shred-it.
Special thanks go to the City of New Haven Public Works department, Truman School, the Board of Education, the Special Events Committee, and to our valued volunteers!
I am looking forward to seeing you at our next event.
Pierre Barbour, Executive Director