Reduce, Reuse and Recycle Home Items
As Rotary International recently named “supporting the environment” its newest area of focus, Madison Rotary is inviting the public to its biannual Community Shredding Day, joined by Habitat for Humanity’s ReStore collection truck. The event will take place from 9 a.m. to 12 noon on Saturday, October 17, 2020 at Madison Municipal Parking Lot #1, at the corner of Prospect Street and Kings Road by the Madison Volunteer Ambulance Squad.
All are encouraged to take advantage of Morris Habitat for Humanity and Madison Rotary’s services to reclaim valuable space in their homes and offices at the same event, both by donating unneeded items and by safely destroying and recycling sensitive documents. All participants are required to wear masks and practice social distancing.
Madison Rotary has contracted Security Shredding, Inc. to provide secure destruction of sensitive documents on-site, after which the shredded papers will be recycled into other paper products. The cost is $5 per box or grocery bag. Larger containers will be accepted and priced accordingly. Cash and checks will be accepted. All proceeds from the shredding event will be used by the Madison Rotary, a 501(c)(3) charity, for service projects benefiting the community.
A truck from Habitat for Humanity’s ReStore will gratefully accept area residents’ new or very gently used home building materials, lighting and plumbing fixtures, hardware items in original packaging, fine art and collectibles, and furniture and other home furnishings in excellent condition. Having the ReStore truck come to Madison is a convenience for would-be donors, as the ReStore facility is located in Randolph. ReStore’s inventory is 100% donated by businesses and individuals and sold to the general public at a fraction of the retail price. Proceeds are used to build affordable homes in Morris County and surrounding areas. According to Jeannie Tsukamoto, former President of both Madison Rotary and Morris Habitat for Humanity, “donations to ReStore have built 28 homes in Morris County and have kept over 10,200 tons of reusable materials out of landfills since 2007.” Donations to ReStore are tax-deductable. A receipt will be provided for ReStore donations.
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