Community Reuse & Recycle Day

The Alachua County Solid Waste & Resource Recovery Department, in collaboration with the Santa Fe College Teaching Zoo, invites residents to participate in the Community Reuse & Recycle Day on Saturday April 15th 2023. Residents are encouraged to take advantage of this free “one stop” Spring clean out, donation and HazWaste Recycling Event.

Non-profit organizations will be onsite to receive the following items:

No appointment is necessary. The event will be held from 9 am to 12 noon at the Santa Fe College NW Campus, Construction Institute Parking Lot 9 on North Road, across from the gym. Signs and volunteers will be on site, to direct cars in a one-way traffic pattern through the lot, allowing for safe and efficient offloading of donations and HazWaste materials.

Santa Fe College (SFC) Saints Share Wear, Haven Attic Resale Store, Tools for Schools, SFC Saints Food Share and Alachua County Household Hazardous Waste, will all be on hand to help unload and accept items at this convenient drive-thru event. In honor of Earth Day and in conjunction with the Zoo’s Party for the Planet Weekend, donors will receive a discount voucher for Zoo Admission – while supplies last!

The SFC Teaching Zoo’s Party for the Planet 2023 theme is, “Spring into Action!” The Zoo will have special events, food trucks and informational tabling all weekend. “The Community Reuse & Recycle Day at Santa Fe, gives residents the opportunity to ‘Spring into Action!’ by taking tangible action locally, to help their neighbors, protect valuable resources, encourage reuse, and reduce what we send to the landfill.” says Alanna Carinio, Alachua County Office of Waste Alternatives Public Education Program Coordinator.

For more information, contact the Alachua County Office of Waste Alternatives at 352-338-3233.

Accepted items by organization:

SF Saints Share Wear

Any gently-used clothing, shoes, and accessories. All ages and sizes.

Please note that for safety reasons they cannot accept the following: underwear or swimsuits that have been worn (no tags), safety equipment such as helmets, kneepads, goggles, anything stained, soiled, moldy, or mildewed.

Haven Attic Resale Store

All donations of clothing, electronics/small appliances, holiday décor, housewares/home décor, furniture, books, and artwork.

Tools for Schools

New and gently used school, office and art supplies. Facial tissue and unexpired hand sanitizer.

SF Saints Food Share

Any food that is non-perishable/shelf stable, unopened, and unexpired. They also have a diaper bank and a small assortment of unopened personal care and household items, so they can accept those as well.

Alachua County Household Hazardous Waste

Time to clean out the garage! Don’t send harmful household hazardous waste to the landfill, bring it to the Community Reuse & Recycle Day at Santa Fe College. Staff will be on site to safely unload your items.

BRING THESE ITEMS:
Paints & Paint Thinners
Aerosol Cans
Oil Filters & Automotive Fluids (oil, gasoline, brake fluid, radiator fluid, etc.)
Computers, TVs & Electronics (small appliances such as microwaves are okay)
Solvents, Corrosives, Pool Chemicals & Household cleaners
Fertilizers, Insecticides, Herbicides, Pesticides & Poisons
Batteries (all types: car, rechargeable, alkaline, button)
Fluorescent Lamps, CFL Light Bulbs & Christmas Lights
Sharps (syringes, needles, lancets, etc.)
Pharmaceuticals (pills, medicines) & OTC Meds
Roof Tar and Driveway Sealer
Used Cooking Oil, Propane tanks, and Thermostats

DO NOT BRING:
A/C Units & Large Appliances
Tires, Construction Debris, Pallets, Pressure Treated Wood
Recyclables, Scrap Metal, Yard Waste or Household Garbage

The Alachua County Solid Waste & Resource Recovery Department provides FREE household hazardous waste disposal to help prevent accidental exposure to individuals or our environment when toxic materials are improperly discarded. Materials collected at this event will be recycled, neutralized, or sent to a hazardous waste incinerator for proper disposal. For more information on accepted items, visit AlachuaCountyHazWaste.us or call 352-334-0440.

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