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North Castle Hosting Zero Waste Day

Zero Waste Day has become one of the most popular events in the Town of North Castle. Photo Credit: Courtesy of Suburban Carting
Residents can donate items to be reused at Zero Waste Day on April 26. Photo Credit: Courtesy of Linda Trummer-Napolitano
Items at Zero Waste Day are given to various organizations like Adopt-A-Dog. Photo Credit: Courtesy of Linda Trummer-Napolitano

ARMONK, N.Y. -- The Town of North Castle is showing why it is one of the most environmentally friendly towns in Westchester.

The town is hosting its 10th Zero Waste Day on Saturday, April 26 behind North Castle Town Hall from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.

Residents can donate gently used items to be reused and also recycle scrap metal and electronic waste. A shredder will be on hand to shred personal papers.

Groups like the Community Center of Northern Westchester, Adopt-a-Dog, Recycle-a-Bicycle and Furniture Sharehouse.

The event used to be held twice a year, but the recycling committee decided to hold it once a year to increase participation.

"This is all for a good cause," Linda Trummer-Napolitano, the co-chair of the North Castle Recycling Committee said. "It keeps things out of the waste stream."

North Castle residents can donate old and discarded items like fax machines, VCRs and computers or old washers and dryers.

Trummer-Napolitano said last year they collected more than 2300 lbs of clothing, 15,000 lbs of bulk and shredded 14,800 lbs of paper.

"It was a very successful event," Trummer-Napolitano said. "People really look forward to it."

Junk or damaged goods is not accepted, except for scrap metal and e-waste.

"This is not a clean out your junk day," Trummer-Napolitano said.

Zero Waste Day is the culmination of environmentally friendly initiatives were launched in the wake of the recycling committee being formed in the 1990s.

"We have encouraged recycling in every possible way," Trummer-Napolitano said. "This fits neatly into our mission. We want to encourage people to reduce, reuse and recycle. It saves the town money if more people recycle."

Trummer-Napolitano said she thinks there will be a good turnout for the event, though it is usually dependent on the weather.

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