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Recycling

DEA Taking Back Unwanted Prescription Drugs April 26 at CVS
On April 26 from 10 AM to 2 PM the Orange Police Department and the Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) will give the public its eighth opportunity in three years to prevent pill abuse and theft by ridding their homes of potentially dangerous expired, unused, and unwanted prescription drugs. Bring your pills for disposal to CVS Pharmacy at 279 Boston Post Road. (The DEA cannot accept liquids or needles or sharps, only pills or patches.) The service is free and anonymous, no questions asked.


New Orange Recycle Pickup Days
Effective February 4, 2014

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Remember to Put Your Container Out at the Curb the Night Before Your Scheduled Day.
Please note: When a holiday falls on your pickup day, your pickup will be on the next day.





Girl Scouts from Orange Troop 60095 recycled trash that they found on playgrounds and other Orange properties into creative collages.


Girl Scouts from Race Brook School who stopped at the Science Day held at Smart Living on Saturday, Oct. 19, along with lots of Orange residents.



Greater participation in recycling has a two-fold impact: more recycling revenue and less disposal costs. Orange Recycling Committee Chairman Mitch Goldblatt explains, “Increased recycling by residents has an absolute direct impact on the town’s bottom line and our property taxes.”

The easiest way for Orange residents to recycle? Single-stream! Single-stream recycling is a system in which recyclable materials – newspaper, magazines, glass, steel, aluminum and plastic – are placed, unsorted, in one recycling bin and picked up curbside weekly. That’s convenient!


DO NOT PUT PLASTIC BAGS IN THE RECYCLING CART. THEY ARE NOT RECYCLABLE.

You can now recycle batteries and light bulbs at Batteries Plus+ at 481 Boston Post Road, 203-298-9865.


The new 32-gallon rolling carts are for use effective July 1, 2013.

Town of Orange Recycling Committee
Mitch Goldblatt, Chairman
John Brown
Tom George
Stephanie Jatlow
Kathryn LaFontana
Mary Jo Sierakowski
Pat Walsh
Ilene Moyher, alternate
Karen Della-Giustina, alternate

The committee meets on the third Wednesday of each month at 7:30 PM in the conference room at High Plains Community Center. All meetings are open to the public.

It is against state regulations to mix recyclables with disposal waste.
All recyclables are to be separated and either put in the blue bins at curbside or taken to the transfer station and deposited in bins marked for recyclables, as posted at the station.
If this is not done, the town may be cited with penalties.
For what is considered recyclable, refer to the CRRA Recycling Information effective July 1, 2011.

All organization, school, and commercial site recyclables are not allowed at curbside. Arrangements for their proper disposal must be handled by private haulers.

For questions about recycling in Orange, contact us at orangerecycles@gmail.com.

Effective 1/1/2011 all electronic items, known as e-waste, will not be allowed in the hopper at the Orange Transfer Station according to a new state statute.
Items that are not allowed are the following:

  • CRTs
  • LCDs
  • TVs
  • MP3s
  • Hard drives
  • Laptops
  • Computers
  • Cell phones
  • iPads
  • iPhones
  • All electronic wiring, including cables that connect to your device
  • Other electronic devices not mentioned

A sign is displayed to direct you to a trailer for disposal.
Some of these items may contain mercury, which is toxic.

  • Effective October 1, 2009, the Bottle Bill was expanded to include noncarbonated water up to 3 liters in size with a 5-cent redemption value. Redeem at the local store that sold the container.
  • Items you can place in your recycling cart can also be dropped off at the appropriate bin at the transfer station. Bulk mail dropped off there does not need to be in a separate bag.

Last Spring, students from all four of Orange’s elementary schools performed in the production of an important and timely music video, “Let’s Go Green.” The music video resulted from the collaborative vision of Tom George, Chair of the Orange Recycling Committee, and Al deCant, the video’s composer and director, in an effort to convey to our children and the wider community the importance of single-stream recycling. Currently, Orange recycles only about 20% of its recyclable products. The video was produced by HawkHill Media, as a public service announcement. The children’s message is clear: our Orange community needs to increase our recycling efforts, and single-stream recycling makes that easy. Recyclable materials, such as newspaper, magazines, glass, steel, aluminum, and plastic are placed, unsorted, in one recycling bin and picked up curbside every week. Look for the music video to air on OGAT, Cable Channel 79.

REMEMBER IT IS EVERYONE'S JOB TO RECYCLE

Related Links:
Safe & Free Disposal of Household Chemicals
CRRA Recycling Information effective July 1, 2011

More Recycling Information from CRRA — June 2012

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