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Boonsboro’s annual swap and recycling event takes place May 11

BOONSBORO – The Boonsboro Green Fest Committee is sponsoring its annual Swap and Recycling Event at Shafer Park, 37 Park Drive, Boonsboro, from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Saturday, May 11, rain or shine.

Residents can bring recyclables and exchange items to the drive-thru, drop-off area in the park’s Community Center parking lot, where volunteers will help unload vehicles.

There will be plenty of parking available, including the parking lot on Stouffer Avenue behind Alex’s gas station.

Singer-songwriter Tony M. Music provides entertainment.

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Crushin’ It’s Jim King and his glass crusher will be on hand to turn glass bottles into sand. Bring a bucket of bottles and take home some sand for the garden.

Both Horizon Goodwill and ReStore of Hagerstown collect usable donated items.

Spichers Appliance & Electronics of Hagerstown will provide a truck for unusable TVs and electronics.

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“We look forward to another successful event supporting our community by keeping resources in use and out of landfills,” said Green Fest event coordinator Janeen Solberg.

Items collected, exchanged, recycled or donated include: clothing, shoes, furniture, household items, plants, glasses and suitcases, scrap metal, electronics, TVs (not consoles), glass bottles for on-site crushing, bicycles , natural wine corks, art supplies, disposable razors, books, cases for phones, e-readers and tablets, Brita water filters and prescription medicine bottles with their labels removed.

In the Plant Swap area there will be a giveaway for native trees, as well as many native pollinator plants.

The Boonsboro Police Department will be on site to collect medications for safe disposal and the Boonsboro Lions Club will collect glasses and cases.

Devices containing Freon will not be accepted and must be taken to the Washington County Landfill for proper disposal.

There will be a Free Zone filled with useful items, up for grabs on a first come, first served basis.

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For more information, email info@boonsborogreenfest.com.

This article originally appeared in The Herald-Mail: Boonsboro’s annual swap and recycling event on May 11

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