2022 Saratoga Recycles & Paint Collection Weekend
Hosted by Sustainable Saratoga | Oct. 1 & 2, 2022 @ SPAC
SARATOGA RECYCLES DAY – Saturday, Oct. 1 from 9AM to 12 Noon
Sustainable Saratoga initiated the first Saratoga Recycles Day in 2017 to help local residents repurpose unwanted household items, protect the environment, and help organizations in our community. Now in its sixth year, the volunteer-run event has diverted literally tons of items from landfills and continues to add new community partners who can use and distribute donations where they’re needed most. There are no residency restrictions and anyone is welcome to participate, so please join us in “paying it forward” on Saturday, October 1!
WHAT: Saratoga Recycles Day | Paint Collection Day
WHEN: Saratoga Recycles: Saturday, October 1, 2022 from 9AM to 12 Noon
Paint Collection: Sunday, October 2, 2022 from 12 Noon to 3PM
WHERE: SPAC Parking Lot, west side of Route 50 | map
WHO: Sponsored by Sustainable Saratoga
↓↓ IMPORTANT! ↓↓
- $5 entry fee per vehicle, per day (fees may vary for trucks & larger vehicles, call to check).
- Sort items according to the drop-off stations (maps below).
- $30 additional fee for TVs & monitors.
- Cash or check only.
RECYCLES DAY STATION LIST & ITEMS COLLECTED:
Please group your items by station to facilitate unloading!!! As you enter the parking lot, a greeter will direct you to the appropriate station(s), and volunteers will unload your vehicle at each station. PLEASE STAY IN YOUR VEHICLE.
STATION 1: EYEGLASSES
Sunglasses, eyeglasses & hearing aids in any condition. NO cases. Your donations benefit the Saratoga Lions Club.
STATION 2: CELL PHONES
Cell Phones with chargers. Your donations benefit Wellspring.
STATION 3: MUSICAL INSTRUMENTS
Musical instruments (any condition) like woodwind, brass, string instruments. NO pianos or drums. Your donations benefit We Are Instrumental NY.
STATION 4: CAMPING EQUIPMENT
Usable camping equipment, tents, stoves, backpacks, sleeping bags and pads. Your donations benefit RISE Housing and Support Services.
STATION 5: MEN’S CLOTHES
Men’s work clothing, including jeans, hoodies, rain jackets, jackets, boots, work shoes, work gloves, heavy socks for backstretch workers. Your donations benefit B.E.S.T..
STATION 6: CLOTHING, BEDDING
Clothes, coats, shoes, belts, hats, gloves, sleeping bags, sheets, backpacks, quilts, comforters, towels, rags, etc. NO pillows, carpeting, rugs with rubber backing. Your donations benefit American Clothing Company.
STATION 7: BIKES
Adult bikes, 20 & 24″ mountain bikes. No helmets or kids bikes. Your donations benefit Bikeatoga.
STATION 8: GIVEAWAY → BAMBOO TOWELS
Youth² is proud to be giving our free bamboo towels to the first 100 people coming to Saratoga Recycles Day. They can be used for household cleaning, vehicles, pets, and are washing machine safe. The towels come from a sustainable, certified-organic bamboo source and are stronger and more durable than regular paper towels.
STATION 9: ELECTRONICS & SMALL APPLIANCES FOR RECYCLING
Microwaves, toasters, blenders, coffee machines, hot plates, cable or satellite receivers, audio/visual equipment, phones, computers & accessories, printers, VCRs, DVD players, video game systems, wiring, cables, etc. NO smoke detectors or thermostats.
TELEVISIONS AND MONITORS:
$30 recycle fee each.
Basketball hoops, grills, unusable bikes, metal lawn care equipment, etc. for scrap metal recycling.
⊗ NOT ACCEPTING ⊗
- Rugs with rubber backing
- Smoke detectors
- Fluorescent light bulbs
- Toxic/hazardous materials
- Paint (will only be accepted on October 2)
PAINT COLLECTION DAY – Sunday, Oct. 2 from 12 Noon to 3PM
GreenSheen will collect and recycle:
- Interior and exterior architectural paints: Latex, acrylic, water-based, alkyd, oil-based, enamel
- Deck coatings, floor paints (including elastomeric)
- Primers sealers, undercoaters
- Shellacs, sealers, varnishes, urethanes (single component)
- Waterproofing concrete/masonry/wood sealers and repellants (not tar or bitumen-based)
- Metal coatings, rust preventatives
- Field and lawn paints
No empty containers. Containers must be intact and not leaking and must have original manufacturer label.
THEY CANNOT ACCEPT THE FOLLOWING:
- Aerosols (spray cans)
- Paint thinners, mineral spirits, solvents
- Auto and marine paint
- Art and craft paint
- Caulking compounds, epoxies, glues, adhesives
- Paint additives, colorants, tints, resins
- Empty containers
- Leaking containers
- Containers without original manufacturer label
OTHER WAYS TO RESPONSIBLY DISPOSE OF MATERIALS
Got household hazardous waste? For residents of the City of Saratoga Springs, the City typically holds a Household Hazardous Waste Day every two years; the last event was held in October of 2021. You can call 518-587-3550, ext. 2623 for more information about future events.
Got tires? The Saratoga County Soil & Water Conservation District typically holds a tire recycling event every year. These events are open to Saratoga County residents and registration in advance is required.
Click here for a copy of Sustainable Saratoga’s Reuse, Repair, Recycle guide, a directory of local donation, recycling, and repair options.
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