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Free Mattress Recycling, Compost Pick Up & Terracycle Drop Off Day! UPDATE

May 8 @ 8:30 am - 11:30 am

Free
Free Mattress recycling collection event Westport
DID YOU KNOW?! 𝗠𝗮𝘁𝘁𝗿𝗲𝘀𝘀𝗲𝘀 𝗮𝗿𝗲 𝗿𝗲𝗰𝘆𝗰𝗹𝗲𝗱 𝗶𝗻 𝗖𝗧!!! The U.S. throws away over 18.2 million mattresses a year and Sustainable Westport wants to help be part of the zero waste solution.

Thanks to our mattress stewardship program, Bye Bye Mattress, mattresses in CT are disassembled by Park City Green in Bridgeport for recyling/reuse. The majority of recovered raw materials are sold and re-manufactured into new products. ⁣

On May 8th Sustainable Westport hosted our first FREE mattress recycling day at Earthplace! Our event partners included Bye Bye Mattress, Park City Green, Earthplace and Scouts BSA Troop 36.⁣

This is a 100% outdoor event. Please wear masks covering your nose and mouth. Thanks for working to stop the spread!

⁣1) You brought your unwanted mattresses and box springs to RECYCLE THEM FOR FREE on May 8th at Earthplace where Sustainable Westport hosted mattress recycling for Westport residents.

Update: Over 80 mattresses collected!
Not that we’re competitive, but our event partners said it was in the “top 10%” of events they assist.
If you have a mattress to donate and missed the event:
  1. Dont throw it in the trash! We are planning another event in the Fall – or…
  2. Take it to Park City Green in Bridgeport [(203) 334-7336]. They would love to see you
2) Many of you also brought your own bucket or container and the Scouts filled it with FREE COMPOST! While you were at the compost station, we told you all abfood_scrap_recycling_starter_kitout our Zero Food Wast Challenge and invited you to join.

3) Earthplace also ran guided trail walks and helped you recycle IMPOSSIBLE TO RECYLE FOR FREE items in their Terracycle boxes.

 

We accepted checks and donations on site, but We also take donations online and invite you to become a regular monthly donor. We welcome donations of any size because every gift contributes towards transforming Westport into a sustainable, thriving community.

We believe nobody should feel hopeless about climate change.

Everyone should feel empowered to take meaningful and urgent action.

𝗠𝗼𝗿𝗲 𝗶𝗻𝗳𝗼𝗿𝗺𝗮𝘁𝗶𝗼𝗻 𝘁𝗼 𝗳𝗼𝗹𝗹𝗼𝘄! 𝗜𝗺𝗺𝗲𝗱𝗶𝗮𝘁𝗲 𝗾𝘂𝗲𝘀𝘁𝗶𝗼𝗻𝘀? 𝗣𝗹𝗲𝗮𝘀𝗲 𝗲𝗺𝗮𝗶𝗹 ZeroWaste@𝗦𝘂𝘀𝘁𝗮𝗶𝗻𝗮𝗯𝗹𝗲𝗪𝗲𝘀𝘁𝗽𝗼𝗿𝘁.𝗼𝗿𝗴⁣

Organizer

Sustainable Westport and Earthplace
Email:
admin@sustainablewestport.org
Website:
https://www.sustainablewestport.org

Venue

Earthplace
10 Woodside Lane
Westport, CT 06880 United States
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Phone:
203.557.4400
Website:
http://earthplace.org/programs/adult-programs-events/invasive-talk-walk/
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