Old newspapers serve many recycling purposes.
Old newspapers serve many recycling purposes.

East Hampton has designated the month of October as “Recycling Awareness Month,” and members of the town’s recycling and litter committee and the highway and sanitation departments are asking residents to participate in a cardboard drive and a tour tomorrow of the town’s recycling center in Springs.

The recycling and litter committee is hoping to encourage residents, businesses and schools to increase their rates of recycling and generate revenue through the sale of recycleables.

Tomorrow, Oct. 24, at 1 p.m., the sanitation department and litter committee are leading tours of the recycling center at 260 Springs-Fireplace Road. They’re asking attendees to reserve their spot by emailing Deb Klughers at Keepinitgreen@optonline.net or at 631.377.1943.

Tour participants are asked to wear closed toe shoes and and dress for an awesome outdoor activity. The tours will take about an hour, and will be guided by the town’s recycling recycling experts.

Between Oct. 25 and Oct. 31, the town is asking residents, businesses, schools and everyone else to participate in their “Call for Cardboard” by dropping off clean, flattened corrugated cardboard at the old composting building at the Springs recycling center between 7:30 a.m. and 4:30 p.m.

There will not be a fee to enter the facility to drop off cardboard, which is a commodity that is currently in great demand and will generate revenue for the town.

As the litter committee says, “money does grow on trees.”


Beth Young
Beth Young is an award-winning local journalist who has been covering the East End since the 1990s. She began her career at the Sag Harbor Express and, after receiving her Masters from the Columbia University Graduate School of Journalism, has reported for the Southampton Press, the East Hampton Press and the Times/Review Media Group. She founded the East End Beacon website in 2013, and a print edition in 2017. Beth was born and raised on the North Fork. In her spare time, she tinkers with bicycles, tries not to drown in the Peconic Bay and hopes to grow the perfect tomato. You can send her a message at editor@eastendbeacon.com

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