Well over 100 families and individuals dropped off unwanted items for recycling at Swannanoa’s second annual “Hard- to-Recycle” event on Saturday, September 15. More than a ton of metal was collected, along with close to a ton of hard plastics, 440 pounds of cardboard and books, and large quantities of styrofoam, electronics and other recyclables. Some of the items were donated for reuse to Black Mountain Primary School, Manna Food Bank, Swannanoa Valley Christian Ministry, ABCCM, Animal Haven, the McCune Center, and other area nonprofits.
If you couldn’t participate this year, make plans to be a part of the recycling effort next year, either by volunteering to help with set-up and collections, or by bringing your recyclables from home. This event is a perfect opportunity to help yourself while helping others – you can clear out your clutter, keep your recyclables out of the landfill, and assist area schools and nonprofits – all in one fell swoop!
The Hard-to-Recycle event is sponsored by Rainbow Recycling, Friends and Neighbors of Swannanoa (FANS), Asheville GreenWorks, Curbside Management, E-CycleUs and Trash, Inc. Creative Reuse Center.