6th annual Recycle Saturday deemed a success despite poor weather conditions

Residents of the Brookfield Heights neighborhood held their 6th annual Recycle Saturday. The purpose of this event is to bring several forms of recycling to one convenient location on the east side of Lafayette.

Posted: Sep 8, 2018 5:15 PM
Updated: Sep 9, 2018 10:36 PM

LAFAYETTE, Ind. (WLFI) - Residents of the Brookfield Heights neighborhood held their 6th annual Recycle Saturday.

The purpose of this event is to bring several forms of recycling to one convenient location on the east side of Lafayette.

Event organizer Jo Ellen Horton and 20-year-resident of Brookfield Heights said they were not about to let the rain stop them. She recalled their first ever event where it had also rained.

Services available included a mobile Goodwill truck, a dumpster for all kinds of recyclables, and Eco Shred took care of any paper brought by neighbors.

Habitat for Humanity also took unwanted household items.

Horton, who is an avid recycler herself, said it's not just the neighborhood residents who take advantage of this event.

“It's not just people from our edition. It goes out next door to all kinds.,” she said. “We have had people come from West Lafayette, from all over.”

Chris Dubois helped people load garbage bags filled with old clothes and boxes of old toys onto the Goodwill truck. He has been helping with this event for several years now.

He says events like this help spread the word about how he can be of service to others.

“They realize that we have a pick up service which a lot of people don't know and we do,” he said. “We want to spread that word so that we can get more pickups out in anywhere in Tippecanoe County.”

He said he is a firm believer in the old saying “one person’s trash, is another’s treasure.”

Horton said she plans to talk to Mayor Roswarski about growing Recycle Saturday into a city-wide event in the future.

The recyclables dumpster will remain in the neighborhood until the morning of Monday September, 10th for anyone who didn't get a chance to stop by on Saturday.

You can find it located near the neighborhood tennis court and basketball area.

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