The Village of Warwick spring trash pick-up is approaching and it is a great time to clean out that attic, garage or basement and discard what is no longer needed. But perhaps someone else can use that stuff. The “Too Good To Toss” event will be held on Sat., Apr. 22 and Sun., Apr. 23 at Stanley-Deming Park in Warwick. This event encourages reuse and community spirit as well as reducing the cost of hauling trash to a Pennsylvania landfill.
This one-stop shopping also beats driving around the village on trash pick-up week to search for salvageable treasures. The event, sponsored by Sustainable Warwick to celebrate Earth Day, and assisted by the village, will feature a pop-up recycle center with tables under a tent on the basketball court.
Donated items can be dropped off at Stanley-Deming Park on Sat., Apr. 22 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. and on Sun., Apr. 23 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sunday is “shopping day,” when people can browse the free items and select those they would like to “adopt.”
People who have not donated goods, but would like to participate can list their items and/or services along with their contact info on “Have” and “Want” boards at the event. All items dropped off must be clean, in good repair and full working order, including all their parts.
Acceptable items include: art work, CDs/ DVDs/VHS tapes, clothing/shoes/accessories, non-upholstered furniture for household and office, bicycles, home décor, housewares, lamps, linens, musical instruments, office supplies, suitcases, area rugs but not wall to wall carpeting, art /craft/sewing supplies, baby and children’s gear, bassinet, carriage, car seat, crib w/mattress, high chair, outdoor and indoor swing, small appliances including answering machines, blenders, CD/DVD and record players, fans, fax machines, hair dryers, irons, microwaves, radios, sewing machines, telephones, toasters, and vacuum cleaners, etc., books but no Reader’s Digest Condensed Books, encyclopedias, magazines or textbooks, camping/exercise/sports equipment, tools including hand and non-industrial power and hardware, and toys including board games, dolls, puzzles, and stuffed animals.
Unacceptable items include: automobile parts, barrels, batteries, BBQ and charcoal grills, computer equipment, construction/building materials, drain oil, flammable products/hazardous waste including chemicals of any kind, large appliances including air conditioners, refrigerators, washers, dryers, stoves, etc., light bulbs, mattresses and box springs, paint, upholstered furniture, televisions, weapons and explosives, tires, and vehicles.
Local Organizations Invited to Pick Up Leftover Items
Local organizations such as the Christ Church Thrift Shop, Pine Island Hope Chest, and the Alamo will be invited to pick up left-over items on Sunday evening. Big Brothers and Big Sisters of Bridgeport, CT will send a truck Monday morning to pick up leftover items if they are boxed/bagged. The Village Department of Public Works crew will pick up whatever is left behind.
For more information or to volunteer to help with “Too Good To Toss,” call Elizabeth at 544-1056 or send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org.