Buffalo, NY – As part of America Recycles Day festivities in November, Mayor Byron W. Brown is asking City of Buffalo residents to take the “Be Recycled Pledge”, a promise to actively choose to live a recycled lifestyle by a) recycling at home, work, school; b) buying products made with recycled content; and c) educating and encouraging friends, family, and neighbors to take the “Be Recycled Pledge” at kab.org/programs/ard.
Mayor Brown stated, “America Recycles Day is a nationally recognized day that celebrates and promotes recycling in the U.S and falls on November 15th. On this day, I’m encouraging City residents to help me spread the word about the benefits of recycling and to practice recycling themselves. Throughout the month, we will be calling attention to the many ways our community can participate in programming designed to reduce the amount of garbage needing disposal in landfills.”
The following activities are scheduled to take place in Buffalo as part of America Recycles Day.
Mayor Brown and the City of Buffalo will sponsor a free Community Shredding, Clothing Donation and Thanksgiving Food Drive event on Saturday, November 12th at Shoshone Park, from the hours of 9:00 AM until noon.
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. Additionally, Mayor Brown is asking residents to help families in need 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.
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.
• Massachusetts Avenue Project Farmstand/387 Massachusetts Ave
• Dog Ears Bookstore/688 Abbott Rd
• Eugene V. Debs Hall/483 Peckham St
• Public Space Drop Off/Corner of Elmwood & St. James PIace
Residents can recycle their yard waste at Geiter Done of WNY, located at 383 Babcock Street, from 7:30 AM – 3:30 PM, Monday through Friday. Proof of residency is required. They can also recycle electronic waste at the City of Buffalo Engineering Garage, located at 1120 Seneca Street, Monday through Friday from 8:00 Am – 3:00 PM or on the first Saturday of the month from 8:00 AM until 2:00 PM. Proof of residency is required.