|Posted by Friends EB EC on October 20, 2012 at 11:00 AM|
The 'Friends' received an Association of New Jersey Environmental Commissions (ANJEC ) 2012 Environmental Achievement Award for the Freecyle program. The award was presented to the ‘Friends’during the ANJEC 39th Annual Environmental Congress, on October 20th, 2012.
“The Friends group,a nonprofit organization that supports the work of the East Brunswick EnvironmentalCommission, started a FreeCycle program that resembles the nationwide initiative, but with added unique elements. A typical FreeCycle event invites residents to drop off unwanted items and to take home other people’s discarded treasures. While most FreeCycling events require people to take back any items not claimed, the East Brunswick group make arrangements with various charities and recyclers to accept what was left behind so that landfill impact was minimal. Over 1.000 people attended the first two events and claimed 90 to 95 percent of the items dropped off. About 58 tons were diverted from the landfills.”
The next FreeCycling event will be held on Sunday, October 28th, at the Crystal SpringsAquatic Center Parking Lot. Bring anything you don't need - kitchenware, clothes, furniture, sports equipment, furniture, toys, linen and blankets, tools, etc. Do not bring mattresses, televisioins, monitors, paints and any hazardous material. Drop-off and pick-up start at 9am. Items can be dropped off until 2pm, and items can be picked up until 3pm.