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Mar 01, 2017

Little Silver Environmental Day

All are invited to attend the 2017 Little Silver Environmental Day, to be held on Saturday, March 25 from 9:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. at the Women’s Club of Little Silver, 111 Church Street in Little Silver. The event will feature a shred truck, electronics recycling, used clothing collection, composting workshop, beekeeping talk, local “green” display tables, and more. You may also preorder composting bins for pickup and purchase on March 25.

The day’s schedule will include:

10:00 to 10:45 a.m. – Compost Workshop by Rutgers Master Gardener Tom Matulewicz. The workshop is free; the Earth Machine composter cost is $35 (up to $65 off the retail price) and you must preregister for the composter by March 11 in one of two ways: email Bonnie Akey at bonw@aol.com or contact the Monmouth County Recycling Coordinator at (732) 683-8686, ext. 6721.

11:00 to 11:30 a.m. – Beekeeping Discussion with Liz Hanson, a local beekeeper who will be available for questions and to give a talk.

11:45 a.m. – Planting Demonstration by Bob Sickles

There will also be an electronic waste collection. “Anything with a cord,” including televisions, will be accepted and properly recycled by Monmouth Wire and Computer Recycling, Inc. Please call (732) 922-3320 or go to www.computerreclamation.com for more information. Monmouth County residents can always bring their televisions to the Monmouth County Reclamation Center to be properly recycled. Call (732) 683-8686 for information.

For the used clothing collection, Lunch Break will accept gently used clothing, as well as nonperishable food items, for their pantry. Visit www.lunchbreak.org or call (732) 747-8577 for information.

Document shredding by SafeGuard Document Destruction will provide onsite residential document destruction. The truck will accept paper (staples and paper clips are okay) and books (hard and soft cover), but no plastic. The truck has a capacity of 12,000 pounds and will depart when full. Residents only; no businesses, please.

“Green” demonstrations and display tables will be on hand, with information about local environmental and historical topics provided by Environmental Commission of Little Silver and Parker Homestead—1665. Free tree seedlings will be available.

Visit www.littlesilver.org for more information about Little Silver Environmental Day.