PRESS RELEASE – For immediate release (October 27, 2023)

Another successful year for Sustainable Saratoga’s zero waste events

Media Contact: Caroline Rothaug

Saratoga Springs, NY – Sustainable Saratoga held their 7th  annual Saratoga Recycles Day on October 7 and their 2nd annual Paint Collection Day on October 21.

On Saturday, October 7, Sustainable Saratoga hosted the annual Saratoga Recycles Day. Thank you to Stewart’s Shops for making a generous donation to support this year’s event. A total of 241 vehicles attended during the 3 hours of the event to drop off household items for reuse and recycling by one or more of the 8 participating organizations including JGS Recycling, eLot, Saratoga Springs Lions Club, Wellspring, We Are Instrumental, Saratoga Children’s Literacy League, RISE, and American Clothing Company. Volunteers from Youth Squared spent the morning handing out Bite toothpaste tablets to the first 100 cars in attendance to raise awareness about one of the low-waste swaps for household products. Sustainable Saratoga was joined by 19 amazing and dedicated volunteers who helped make this event a success. 

On Saturday, October 21, Sustainable Saratoga and GreenSheen collected 117 cubic yard boxes of paint from local residents and businesses. A total of 853 cars attended the event to drop off paint for recycling, a much more sustainable and environmentally responsible option than sending these products to the landfill where they pollute our soil and groundwater. During the 4 hours of the event, GreenSheen collected 85,586 lbs of latex, acrylic, and water-based coatings and 9,300 lbs of oil-based coatings.

Both of these Sustainable Saratoga events, Saratoga Recycles Day and Paint Collection Day, will continue to be offered annually. 

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Sustainable Saratoga is a not-for-profit organization that promotes sustainable practices and the protection of natural resources, through education, advocacy and action, for the benefit of current and future generations in the Saratoga Springs area.  Since 2008, Sustainable Saratoga has been a leader in promoting awareness of environmental issues and what we as a local community can do to minimize our ecological impact while maintaining a high quality of life.