Twice Yearly Residential Paper Shredding & Mattress Recycling Event

NEXT EVENT OCTOBER 8, 2022 - Paper shredding, mattress/box spring recycling (no Haz Waste drop-off in October).


Facilitated by the Orange Recycling Committee in partnership with: 

  • Affordable Solutions - Joe Johnston of Orange provides secure, on-site paper shredding

  • Rotary Club of Orange sponsors the event

  • The Lions Club of Orange provides pick-up service for getting mattresses and box springs to HPCC. 


SUCCESS! April 2, 2022 event at High Plains Community Center - hazardous waste collection was added to the Paper Shredding and Mattress Recycling Event. Collected: 

  • 9,500 lbs of confidential papers securely shredded

  • 33 mattresses and box springs

  • 169 cars dropped off haz waste (for future reference, fill out form in advance)

In addition, the Orange Community Women collected many bags of donated clothing, toys, and household goods. The items were sold to Savers, resulting in several hundred dollars for their charitable work. ​For future reference: See full list of accepted items


The Orange Rotary Club sponsored the event. In appreciation, residents generously donated to their educational fund. 

The Lions Club of Orange earned donations by picking up residents' mattresses and bringing them to the event. 

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Orange Transfer Station & Recycling Center: Goodwill Trailer Near Hopper


Residents may bring used clothing, household goods and more to put in the new Goodwill trailer near the hopper, with attendants working at key times! See letter from GoodwillIn addition, people can deposit unwanted clothing and shoes into the Simple Recycling clothing & shoes bin in the back parking lot at High Plains Community Center (HPCC), anytime day or night. Orange earns $115 per ton for these items. 

Orange Recycling Committee Chair Mitch Goldblatt presented these changes to the Board of Selectmen in August. "The Board voted unanimously to accept Goodwill's offer to place a new trailer at the Orange Transfer Station & Recycling Center. We welcome Goodwill back and are encouraged that they'll provide an attractive new trailer along with an attendant during busy times," Goldblatt stated. "We thank Simple Recycling for their service to our community and look forward to continuing relationship with the Town of Orange."
Since contracting with Simple Recycling in late 2020, Orange earned over $5,700 from items deposited into a trailer at the transfer station and a bin at HPCC! However, too many non-accepted items were put in the trailer and some "good" items were taken. Therefore, the trailer was removed from the transfer station. See letter from Simple Recycling.

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Plastic Bags, Films & Wraps Recycling
  • The plastic bags & wraps recycling shed is to the right of the mixed recyclables bin. If your mixed recyclables are in a plastic bag, empty items into the dumpster and put bag in the shed. 
  • Recycling bins containing PLASTIC BAGS or WRAPS will NOT be picked up. More info. 
  • Do NOT put plastic bags, packaging or wraps in your blue recycling bin. More info here: 
  • Kohl's, Target, Big Y and other stores accept plastic bags
  • See SHORT VIDEO explaining why plastic bags CANNOT go in recycling bins.