Buffalo, NY – In the days leading up to America Recycles Day, which is celebrated on November 15th, Mayor Byron W. Brown issued a reminder to City of Buffalo residents to support an upcoming Thanksgiving Food Drive that coincides with a free Community Shredding & Clothing Recycling Event on Saturday, November 12th at Shoshone Park, from 9:00 AM until Noon.
Mayor Brown stated, “Please come to Shoshone Park and shred your personal documents safely and securely, while also helping families in need have a Thanksgiving Meal. Your continued generosity and compassion is greatly appreciated.”
Mayor Brown is asking residents to help families in need this holiday season by donating items for a Thanksgiving meal, including canned vegetables, 1 lb. box of elbow macaroni, boxed stuffing mix or boxed cornbread mix. Those who donate clothing or food will receive a reusable tote bag or a mini recycling tote.
Reminder: Materials to be shredded should be confidential household/personal papers only, including anything with account or social security numbers, bank or medical statements, tax documents. A clothing donation drive will also take place in partnership with the WNY Coalition for Donated Goods.
Under the leadership of Mayor Brown and his 34 and More Recycling Initiative, the City has launched a number of recycling initiatives. The City expanded its Scrap It! Food Scraps Drop off to a fourth permanent location. City residents can recycle their food scraps at the following permanent locations as part of Mayor Brown’s Scrap It! Food Scraps Drop Off.