Clean out your closets this Earth Day – residents are invited to drop off many recyclable and reusable items to the Library Lawn on Saturday April 24 from 9-11 am. Masks and social distancing will be required; there will be no public restroom access.
“I hope residents take advantage of this wonderful 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 which can be picked up at the event. The link to purchase is on the Town website.
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 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 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 at the Woodbridge Police Department drug take-back box in the lobby. Visitors must be buzzed into the lobby.