Earth Day events in Bay divert tons of material from landfill

Aubrey Crabb and Danielle Cook break down boxes during the paper shredding and cardboard recycling event at the Bay Village Police Department on April 22. Photo by Judy Battig, Gateway Recycling

The Bay Village Green Team hosted two successful reuse and recycling events at the Bay Village Police Station on April 22 in celebration of Earth Day.

From 9 a.m. to noon, Gateway Recycling shredded paper and collected cardboard boxes from residents. There was a line of waiting cars before the event opened, and the steady stream of traffic continued throughout the morning as residents brought in more than 8 tons of material to be shredded and recycled. Gateway’s representative, Judy Battig, expressed surprise at the total collected weight, stating that it would be expected from a much larger city like Strongsville.

This was the first shredding event hosted by the nonprofit Green Team, and was made possible with support from the Cuyahoga County Solid Waste District, the City of Bay Village and Creative Wealth Associates. 

Running in tandem with the shredding event was a Habitat for Humanity collection from 9 a.m.-3 p.m. Donations of household items from more than 75 people nearly filled two moving trucks to full capacity. Habitat volunteer Jerry Jarc said the event was more successful than anticipated, and generated twice the amount of donations as last year.

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Volume 9, Issue 9, Posted 10:14 AM, 05.02.2017