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Recycling Fair Totals were Impressive This Year

The Montgomery Environmental Commission and Sustainable Montgomery would like to thank everyone who participated in the 2017 Earth Day Recycling Fair. We particularly want to thank all of our volunteers who helped to set up and break down the event, and also to the many businesses, community groups and non-profits who collected items for recycling at the Fair. A special thanks to our generous sponsor, Rocky Hill Cleaners.

The Fair was a great success, and thanks to your efforts, we were able to recycle the following:
- Metal: 3,880 lbs
- Electronics: over 100 cubic yards
- Paper shredding: 9,480 lbs
- The Somerset County Sheriff's Office collected 186.54 lbs of expired or unwanted medications for proper disposal, a record high at our Fair!
The following items were collected for donation or reuse:
- Approximately 40 golf bags collected by First Tee of Raritan Valley, who supports teaching golf to young people;
- Boys and Girls Club collected 110 bikes and 25 helmets
- Over 32 cubic feet of books were donated to the Carolyn Stokes Preschool in Trenton
- Goodwill in Ewing received three boxes of kids' toys
- Rescue Mission of Trenton collected clothes, personal hygiene products, strollers and various household goods which filled a 30' truck
- Dress for Success filled 2 SUVs with women's work clothing
- Kicks 4 Caribya collected 19 large cartons of soccer equipment, softball equipment and sneakers. These donations are packed shipped to underserved youth in the Caribbean
- 20 lacrosse sticks and assorted field hockey equipment were donated to Montgomery Recreation for their programs
- Technician X collected 599 ink cartridges and 25 toner cartridges
- Your generous donations to Montgomery Food Pantry filled the bed of a Public Works pick-up truck
Many photos of the event may be found at: https://flic.kr/s/aHskTQiG45. 

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