May 1 Textiles and TerraCycle Recycling Drive @ Riley Plaza

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We will be hosting another Clothing & Household Textiles Recycling Drive on Saturday, May 1 from 8:00am – 1:00pm. Look for the HELPSY truck in Riley Plaza.

* NEW THIS YEAR * — We’ve partnered with TerraCycle to have special collections for these hard-to-recycle items. Keep each TerraCycle stream separated, please.

~ SWIFFERS:  save all used, dried Swiffer pads.
~ RAZORS:  save all brands of reusable and disposable razors, blades, & cartridges, as well as any flexible or rigid plastic packaging they come in.
~ ORAL CARE:  Toothbrushes, toothpaste tubes, mouthwash bottles, and floss containers. Save all brands, plus toothbrush packaging.
~ DEODORANT:  All brands of deodorant containers and caps.
~ BIC STATIONERY: All brands of empty writing instruments, glue sticks, watercolor dispensers, paint sets, and flexible packaging.

WHY TEXTILES? — Textiles are valuable resources that can be reused, cut into rags, or ground up into new products! They can’t be placed in curbside recycle bins where they become “tanglers,” and they needn’t go in the trash.

DROP OFF — clean & dry clothing, sneakers, shoes, boots, slippers, belts, ties, purses, stuffed animals, comforters, sheets, blankets, table linens, and curtains.

ANY CONDITION — as long as clean and dry. Can be new and reusable, old and moth-eaten, torn, stained or damaged, broken belt, single sock or shoe. Damaged textiles can be recycled!

PLEASE, NO — carpet, rugs, pillows, bric-a-brac, oil rags, wet or mildewed items.

* * * SOCIAL DISTANCING * * * Please stay in your vehicle the whole time and have your items ready to unload in your trunk, truck bed or hatchback — items will not be unloaded from car seats. Please wear a face covering the whole time.

For more info, contact Micaela Guglielmi at mguglielmi@salem.com or 978-619-5672.