Orange Transfer Station & Recycling Center Update: Goodwill Returned

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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.

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: plasticfilmrecycling.org 
  • Kohl's, Target, Big Y and other stores accept plastic bags
  • See SHORT VIDEO explaining why plastic bags CANNOT go in recycling bins.