Around 800 vehicles came through the gates of SPAC to drop off items. The addition of TVs and monitors was a big draw. It is expensive to recycle these items, so few places accept them and all charge a fee. Sustainable Saratoga collected $20 per TV or monitor to offset the costs we incurred for providing this service.
Given the heavy demand for electronics recycling, the lines were long to drop off items. Despite the wait, people were grateful for the opportunity to drop off items in one place and feel confident that their donations would be responsibly reused, repurposed or recycled. You can click to read coverage of the event in The Saratogian.
Another focus of the event is to help other local non-profit organizations collect items that they can reuse or repurpose for a good cause. This year, we worked with American Clothing, Prospect Center, Shelters of Saratoga, B.E.S.T., Bikeatoga, and Sandy Clauser, who organized the notion distribution for several local non-profits.