Zero Waste Day

Sustainability
Event Date: 
Saturday, June 9, 2018 - 9:00am to 1:00pm

Contact: Brian Balukonis

Contact Info: bbalukonis@icloud.com 

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

                                                            

Drop off recyclables and reusables at Zero-Waste Day

The Littleton Sustainability Committee is sponsoring a Zero-Waste Day on Saturday, June 9, 2018, from 9am to 1pm at the Littleton High School at 56 King Street - rain or shine. This free event brings together many organizations that accept a diverse number of types of items for recycling or reuse. All residents of Littleton and beyond are invited to bring materials to a drive-through drop-off area. The event is free and open to all, but a donation of a non-perishable food item for Loaves and Fishes is requested.

Items accepted include: Appliances (working or not), Baby and kids items (no toys), Batteries (no car batteries), Bicycles, Books, CDs, and DVDs, usable Building materials, Clothing (usable or not), Electronics (working or not), Furniture, Household goods, Shoes, Stuffed Animals, and Tires. A small fee will apply to tv/monitors and some electronics and appliances. A $10 donation is asked for bicycles. Please be prepared to take away any items we cannot accept.

This will be Littleton’s fifth Zero-Waste Day organized by the Littleton Sustainability Committee. In the first year, over 180 cars dropped off items in the space of 3 hours. In the subsequent years, a total of over ### pounds of materials have been reused and recycled.

The concept of Zero Waste Day was developed by the Zero Waste International Alliance (ZWIA). "Zero Waste is a goal that is ethical, economical, efficient, and visionary, to guide people in changing their lifestyles and practices to emulate sustainable natural cycles, where all discarded materials are designed to become resources for others to use. Zero Waste means designing and managing products and processes to systematically avoid and eliminate the volume and toxicity of waste and materials, conserve and recover all resources, and not burn or bury them. Implementing Zero Waste will eliminate all discharges to land, water or air that are a threat to planetary, human, animal or plant health."

Visit https://www.littletonma.org/sustainability-committee for complete details about donations and information about how you can volunteer.