Clean out your closets this Earth Day – residents are invited to bring many recyclable and reusable items to the Library Lawn on Saturday April 24 from 9-11 am. Masks will be required.
“I hope residents take advantage of this event to find ways to reuse household items instead of throwing them in the trash,” said First Selectman Beth Heller. “I’m proud that we are able to offer these useful services and to encourage people to reduce, reuse and recycle!”
The Town, in partnership with the South Central Regional Council of Governments, is offering discounted compost bins and rain barrels to residents.
Backyard composting is an excellent strategy for homeowners to reduce waste and lower their carbon footprint. Compost enriches the soil and helps retain oxygen and nutrients. Composting also diverts food waste from the landfill.
Use this link to purchase: scrcogcompostersale.company.site. Any resident who purchases a compost bin and/or rain barrel may pick it up at the Earth Day event.
Friends of the Woodbridge Library will be accepting donations of children’s books, adult books and puzzles. The Friends will only accept clean books without odors, and without smoke damage and books that have not been stored in a garage. Please limit donations to a maximum of four boxes per household.
Take 2 Recycling, a certified electronics recycler, will accept electronic items, such as printers, TVs, DVD players, fax machines, phones, microwaves and other small appliances.
Goodwill will have a truck at the event to accept donations of household items.
Mattresses and box springs will be accepted for donation through the Bye Bye Mattress program.
The Recreation Department will collect donations of sports equipment and lawn games that could be used for summer camp or other programs.
Residents are also asked to participate in "Rid Litter Day" in which residents pick up roadside litter. Volunteer Kathy Barkin will be at the Earth Day event with a Town map, trash bags and a list of roads in need of attention. Rid Litter participants will be asked to estimate where they’ll finish and drop off their trash bags which will be collected the following week by Public Works.
Woodbridge residents may, at any time, drop off unwanted prescription and over-the-counter drugs. The Woodbridge Police Department has a drug take-back box in the lobby. Visitors must be buzzed into the lobby.
Residents may dispose of any of the following items in the box: Prescription medications, ointments or patches, over-the-counter medication, pet medication and vitamins. Not accepted are syringes, thermometers, inhalers, lotions or liquids, aerosol cans, hydrogen peroxide or medications discarded from businesses or clinics.