Recycling at Stores 

Hazardous Household Waste Drop-Off

The following stores and organizations offer recycling or safe disposal of items that don't go in the trash. We advise you to call or check their website before going, as policies can change.

  • Plastic bags – Kohl’s, Target, Lowe’s, Shop Rite, Best Buy

  • Packaging “peanuts” – UPS Store

  • Batteries (rechargeable) – Batteries + Bulbs, Best Buy, Home Depot, Lowe’s

  • Lightbulbs – Batteries + Bulbs, Home Depot, Lowe’s

  • Cables, cords & wires – Best Buy

  • Ink cartridges, MP3s, and cell phones - Target

  • Glass, plastic and aluminum cans & bottles – Target

  • Mattresses – info here

  • Cans and bottles - local grocery stores (redeemable for cash)

  • American flags - put in bin behind American Legion Post at 630 Grassy Hill Road, Orange

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Paper Shredding & Mattress Recycling

NEXT EVENT: October 17, 2020

Twice per year, this happens!
Bring bags or boxes filled with documents for shredding. Secure, on-site paper shredding handled by Affordable Solutions of Orange. 

This service is FREE thanks to the Rotary Club of Orange. Residents may donate to the Orange Rotary Scholarship Fund. Rotarians will be on hand to collect donations.

Bring mattresses and box springs for recycling. This FREE service is made possible through a partnership with the Mattress Recycling Council’s Bye Bye Mattress Program.

  • Tax papers, bills, receipts, statements, and documents that contain personal, financial and/or medical information. No need to remove staples or elastic bands, but clips should be removed for reuse. 
  • DO NOT BRING: Newspapers, notebooks, folders, and other papers that can go in the regular residential recycling bins.
  • Mattresses and box springs

Don’t try dragging that mattress to High Plains Community Center yourself. Orange Lions Club volunteers will pick up box springs and mattresses from your home, for a donation of $10 per item. Items must be in the garage or outdoors, as volunteers will not enter homes.
Call Ken Lenz at 203-795-3906 to arrange pick up. Checks made out to Orange Lions Charities or cash accepted. 
See press release for 2019 event for details.

Prescription Medicine Disposal

For safe disposal, residents may drop unwanted prescriptions into this bin at the Orange Police Department at 314 Lambert Rd. 

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