You arrive at the
center, and toss one or more bags of garbage into the waiting
garbage truck. You enter the recycling building and pay
Sue for the garbage. Inside the building there are separate
containers where you can place: Tin cans, glass bottles, Aluminum cans, aluminum foil, refundable
glass, cans and plastic bottles, any other plastic container
labeled 1to 7. There are also separate places for cardboard,
brown paper bags, newspapers, junk mail, egg cartons, Styrofoam
peanuts, plastic shopping bags and for second hand clothing.
And, what is probably our crowning achievement: the free
tables and the free library. Any member can leave any item
of value on the free table and any other member may take
that item free of charge. The same freedoms rule our library.
Outside the building we offer other valuable services. There
is a large container for scrap metal and one for glass or
porcelain objects. We also accept refrigerators,
air conditioners & dehumidifiers. We also supply a network of other
volunteer groups with materials they can use. For example:
we collect your refundable cans and bottles and take them to PARC. We take
paper shopping bags to food pantries,
we take select clothing to a local thrift shop and other
public welfare groups.
One 40ft container provided by Putnam Co. are available for all Kent residents to drop off electronics.