Waste Free Greenwich’s “ReThink Waste Fair” Set for April 1, 2023

Save the Date: Waste Free Greenwich’s “ReThink Waste Fair” is set for April 1, 2023 from 11:00-3:00pm at Christ Church Parish Hall.

Join Waste Free Greenwich for an engaging, family friendly event to explore ways to rethink waste through the 6 R’s:

• Refuse
• Reduce
• Reuse
• Recycle
• Repair
• Rot

Activities will include a book exchange, eco-friendly vendors, cooking demonstrations, compost information, exhibits by local environmental partners, art projects and more. 

Start collecting those hard to recycle items, drop off your stuff to recycle and stay for the fun!

Please click on links for donation guidelines and recycling partners. Items that do not follow guidelines will not be accepted.

Cell phones
Durable medical equipment
Eyeglasses & Hearing Aids
Make Up Containers

Scouting for Food
Also, the Greenwich Council of the Boy Scouts will hold their annual Scouting for Food event on April 1 as well.

There will be collection stations set up at two locations, from 8:30am to 12:30pm.

Scouts will be collecting at both the Greenwich Police Department headquarters and the Cos Cob Fire House. This is an effort that needs community help with the items collected going to Neighbor to Neighbor to help Town residents in need. The most needed items are canned protein items as well as soup, beans, oatmeal, peanut butter, and jelly. Monetary donations are also being accepted and people can find out more online.

Sustainability Committee Awards and Proclamation
Also at the event the there will be a proclamation and ceremony to honor the sustainability award winners:

Andy and Nancy Chapin
Sally Davies
Bob and Jan DeAngelo
Karen DeWahl
Isabelle Harper
Matt and Alana Kontos
Isabel and Peter Malkin
Thomas McQuillan
Karina Pruitt
Kelly Repaci

Also, Eyerecycle, a mobile redemption center, will be coming to Greenwich this Saturday, April 1. They will be at the Rethink Waste Fair from 11:00-2:00pm collecting residents plastic bottles, cans and glass bottles and giving them back money on the spot.

This is a very unique service that they provide to towns and cities who don’t have access to full redemption centers.