Time to clean out the basement! This Sunday is National Recycling Day. What better time to clean up than right before the holidays hit?
All across the country there will be events designed to make recycling easy – especially for those “special items” that aren’t always picked up. However, the national list here has broken links to the Maryland events, so I’m summarizing those I’m aware of the four Montgomery County events - in Bethesda, Silver Spring, and Germantown.
At each County Event, you can shred up to five small boxes of old bank statements and other personal documents for recycling. Donations of clean clothing, household goods and small furniture will also be collected to benefit The Arc of Montgomery County Thrift Store, Lupus Foundation of America, Vietnam Veterans of America, and National Children’s Center, Inc.. (And yes, you can get tax receipts for your donations!)
Saturday, November 14 from 10:00am to 2:00pm
Eastern Montgomery Regional Services Center
3300 Briggs Chaney Road
Silver Spring, Maryland 20904
Upcounty Regional Services Center
12900 Middlebrook Road
Germantown, MD 20874
Sunday, November 15 from 8:00am to 12:00pm
John F. Kennedy High School
1901 Randolph Road
Silver Spring, Maryland 20902
Sunday, November 15 from 1:00pm to 5:00pm
Walt Whitman High School
7100 Whittier Boulevard
Bethesda, Maryland 20817
The Bethesda event is co-hosted by Bethesda Green and Montgomery County’s Division of Solid Waste Services. If you’d like to volunteer, send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org.
I’d love to say I’d join you, but that Swine Flu I last blogged about? It ran through the house, and then the nasty germs turned into bronchitis and laryngitis, from which I’m still recovering. So unfortunately, I think I’ll miss National Recycling Day! But tell me how it goes!
Leslie (aka @LaMamaNaturale on Twitter) of Recycle Your Day is one of the newer members of the Green Moms Carnival – it’s her first time hosting, so be sure to check out her site and all the great submissions from the wonderful women of the Green Moms Carnival!
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