Drop Off at the Drive-in, Earth Day Recycling Event

 

APRIL 22, 2017

Presented by:
Roosevelt-Vanderbilt National Historic Site
Dutchess County
and
NYS Department of Environmental Conservation

Located at the Hyde Park Drive-In

One-time FREE event for community members to turn in a wide variety of household items for recycling and redistribution, as well as learn about maintaining a healthy planet and kids activities.

Electronic Waste from home for proper disposal:

Acceptable Items • Computers, Printers • Ink/Toner Cartridges • Tapes, CD’s, DVD’s, • Computer Monitors (LCD, LED) • Televisions (LCD, LED) • Fax Machines • Answering Machines • Telephones • Cell Phones & Chargers • All Computer Accessories (Mice, Keyboards, Webcams, Speakers, Microphones) • GPS Units • PDA’s, Tablets, MP3 Players • Scanners • Radios, CD/DVD/VHS Players etc. • Storage Devices (External Hard Drives, Solid State Drives, SD Cards, Memory Cards, Card Readers, etc.) • Audio Equipment (Speakers, Microphones, etc.) • Video Equipment (Cameras, Video Cameras, Web Cams, Recording Devices • Typewriters • Lead-acid Batteries, Ni-Cad Batteries ONLY

Unacceptable Items • Cathode Ray Tube Devices (Old TVs, Monitors) • Lamps/Bulbs • Small appliances • Batteries not listed as acceptable

Cell Phone Re-Use ProgramCell Phone Donations To Benefit Victims of Domestic Violence. We are collecting used wireless phones and accessories, regardless of service provider, make, model or technology. Used phones will be refurbished or recycled. Through the Verizon Wireless HopeLine program, any proceeds will go to fund non-profit agencies and to purchase other wireless phones for victims of domestic violence.

Hearing Aid and Eyeglasses ExchangeHelp us celebrate Earth Day by donating eyeglasses, sunglasses and hearing aids for reuse. We will be collecting all types of glasses for children and adults, including very strong and very weak prescriptions. Reading glasses and non-prescription sunglasses are also being collected. Any type of hearing aid is accepted. All donations will be given to the LaGrange Lions Club.

Pharmaceuticals – This medication drop off program is open to the public to safely dispose of unused/unwanted medications keeping these harmful substances out of the environment, as well as, the hands of those who might abuse them. Medicines deposited should be in sealed containers/plastic bags. Any unused prescription medications, medicated ointments, over the counter medicines, and inhalers may be disposed of. Hazardous materials and needles are not accepted. No ID required.

Secure Shredding – LIMIT of two (2) file boxes per household.
Acceptable Items for Shredding:
Paper (white or colored), file folders, staples and paper clips, plastic ID cards, credit cards, old checkbooks, carbon paper, cds, and dvds.
Unacceptable Items for Shredding:
X rays, Hazardous material, syringes or needles, or any heavy metal objects such as nuts, bolts, computer hard drives, or metal plates.

Ulster County Rain Barrels and Compost BinsGet one for your home before they are all gone. Ulster County Resource Recovery Agency is offering rain barrels and compost bins for a great price. Rain barrels are just $65 each and compost bins are $55 each.

Cornell Cooperative Extension – Composting DemonstrationsCornell Cooperative Extension Dutchess County will host a display on Home Composting. CCEDC Master Gardener Volunteers will help you understand how to successfully separate, sort and dispose of household food and garden waste, and will provide advice on home composting techniques and options. Stop by and learn how to decrease waste and improve your garden soil!

What Can I Recycle? Stop by and learn what goes in your blue bin and how your bottles, cans and paper get a fresh start by being recycled into new products. Also: Pick up a free copy of Conservationist for Kids! Hosted by the NYS Department of Environmental Conservation and Dutchess County Solid Waste Department.

Nature Recycles Itself (Plant a plant): Kids and adults can get a free take-home plant starter kit complete with seed and compost in a recycled container. The garden associations from the three national park sites have teamed up to get you started. Feel free to bring your own pre-used container if you have one (yogurt cups, egg cartons, paper cups or anything similar).

National Park Service – A Kid In Every Park 4th Grade PassHey fourth graders! See America’s natural wonders and historic sites for free. You and your family get free access to hundreds of parks, lands, and waters for an entire year. Click on the link to download your certificate and bring it to our booth for your free pass.

Get Involved: Stop by to find out how you can get involved in gardening, trails and many other activities in our national parks, as well as our partner organizations.