SARATOGA SPRINGS — The local non-profit, Sustainable Saratoga, will hold their 5th annual Saratoga Recycles Day from 9 a.m. – 12 p.m. on Saturday, Oct. 2, in the SPAC overflow parking lot on the west side of Route 50. The cost is $5 per vehicle, plus an additional $30 per TV or computer monitor (limit of four TVs per vehicle).
Accepted items include: clothing & textiles (any condition), small appliances & electronics (including TVs), scrap metal, eyeglasses, hearing aids, adult bikes, 20 & 24-inch mountain bikes, musical instruments, backpacks, cell phones with chargers, garden tools and more.
This year, Sustainable Saratoga is collecting donated items for a number of local nonprofits, including Backstretch Employees Service Team (B.E.S.T.), Bikeatoga, Domestic Violence Project of Warren & Washington Counties, Pitney Meadows Community Farm, Saratoga Shredders, the Saratoga Springs Lions Club, We Are Instrumental, and Wellspring. In addition to the non-profits, American Clothing Company will collect clothing and textiles for reuse; eLots Electronics Recycling will collect and recycle electronics; and Planit Waste, Recycling & Salvage will collect and recycle metal.
There are COVID-related safety protocols in place again this year – masks are required; exact change is requested to minimize the handling of money; donation items should be organized by drop-off station to reduce physical contact; and participants should remain in their vehicles at all times.
For additional details about what is being collected, a map of the collection stations, and COVID-related safety protocols, visit www.sustainablesaratoga.org/projects/zero-waste/recycles-day