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Estes recycles tomorrow! – Estes Park Trail

Have you cleaned out your closets? Evaluated your electronics (and stripped them of personal information? Boxed your papers to be shredded? Checked the garage for outdated paint products? Then we’ll see you tomorrow at Presbyterian Church of the Rockies!

Bright and Early, at 7 a.m., only volunteers will be on the property, setting up cones and signs to identify clear traffic paths. We want to thank both Sunrise and Noon Rotary for their help with traffic direction and the Town of Estes for lending us cones, tables and barricades. Freecycle Estes will not open until 8 a.m. and the Recycling Stations (Electronics, Paint, and Shredding) will begin operations at 9 a.m. When arriving for recycling, it is most efficient to visit the stations in order: Electronics, Paint, Shredding and then Freecycle. You can skip stations, but backtracking will require completing the circuit and reentering.


At 8 a.m. (until 10:30 a.m.), Freecycle Estes will be accepting clean, useable, operational items. Are your closets full of clothes you never wear? Do you still have your teenagers baby things? We are here for you! We accept clothing, toys and “stuff” for pets, camping, sports, outdoor living, gardening and office. We cannot take large furniture such as beds, dining tables, recliners or overstuffed chairs, but those can be posted on our Bulletin Board. We do accept desk, dining, patio, or kitchen chairs, small tables, headboards and bookshelves. The full list is too long for this article. Come see for yourself!

Then at 9 a.m. (until 1 p.m.), come “shopping” at our free garage sale. You never know what treasures you may find. In the past, we have had, among other things, a full-sized composter, a complete KitchenAid system, an artist’s drawing table, brand new hiking boots, ceramic floor tile, and many, many bicycles: from 10-speeds to a Barbie Bike.

The Recycling Stations open at 9 a.m. No microwaves will be accepted, but we welcome cell phones, PDAs, batteries cords and chargers, as well as computers and peripherals, and television sets. Yes, we take CRTs, “tube TVs” and monitors. We must pay E-cycling fees and transportation costs, so — yes – there are fees for electronic recycling. And – yes- there will be a “They said it works” table. Items may be removed from this table for free, but, because we must fund disposal of the left-overs, fees (initial and subsequent) still apply to what is placed upon it.

Has your living room changed color twice since you eliminated the original leftover paint? The Paint Recycling Station takes a broad assortment of architectural paint, paint thinners; deck coatings (and cleaners); floor, field and lawn paints, shellacs, lacquers, varnishes, primers and some water proofing sealers, spackle and drywall compound. This is, by no means, a complete list.

Do you have boxes of paper waiting to be shredded? Is that the best way to protect your personal information? The (Noon) Rotary Club of Estes Park is hosting a Shred-A-Thon. The Rotary Club funds the shredding truck as a service to the community. The donations they collect go 100 percent to fund scholarships for EPHS high school students. So, catchup on your shredding and support our local teenagers at the same time! (If you actual did your shredding, take the pre-shredded paper to the office paper bin at the Transfer Station. It cannot be processed by the machinery at this event.)

Questions? Check out www.recycleestes.org. More questions? Contact RRRcyc2se@gmail.com. I’ll find the answers. And remember the LWV program on Climate Changes is 10 a.m., also at Presbyterian Community Church of the Rockies.

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