Residents are invited to bring their castoffs and hunt for “finds” at the next Freecycling event sponsored by the Friends of the East Brunswick Environmental Commission in the parking lot of East Brunswick High School, from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Oct. 27.
Items may be dropped off that day from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. and picked up until 3 p.m. Usable items must be offered for free, or “freecycled.”
Freecycling gives unwanted used items a second life, keeping them out of landfills. It can be a fun treasure hunt for those looking for unusual items. Participation is free.
Recommended freecycling items include: furniture, clothing and shoes, bicycles, fish tanks, dishes, pots and pans, silverware, small appliances, tools, screws and nails, power tools, kitchen items, garage items, electronics, and pet supplies. Participants may not bring: mattresses, televisions, computer monitors, paints, pesticides, or any hazardous materials.
Clothing, shoes and toys left at the end of the day will be picked up by a company that distributes them for reuse elsewhere. Other items left at the end of the day, along with unusable and broken items, will be recycled by R. Mor Enterprises.
Previous Freecycling Days have resulted in nearly 60 tons of items picked up for reuse, rather than being sent to the landfill.
East Brunswick Freecycling Days are sponsored by The Friends of East Brunswick Environmental Commission along with R. Mor Enterprises Inc., the East Brunswick Division of Recreation, Parks and Community Services; and the East Brunswick Recycling Center.
The Friends of the East Brunswick Environmental Commission is a nonprofit citizens group dedicated to local environmental education and conservation. In addition to Freecycling Days, the Friends sponsor National Moth Week, Amphibian Protection, Community Garden, Butterfly Park, Moth Nights and other public events that help to educate the public about the environment and sustainable practices.
For more information about The Friends of the East Brunswick Environmental Commission, visit www.friendsebec.com, or send email to firstname.lastname@example.org