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The Junior League of Central Westchester (JLCW) held an educational event on
Sunday, November 6 from 2 – 5 PM to publicize this change. The event took place
at three locations: ShopRite at the Midway Shopping Center on Central Avenue, the
Stop & Shop in White Plains on Westchester Avenue across from The Container
Store, and at the ShopRite in White Plains City Center. The theme for this event
was “Reduce, Reuse and Recycle for a Greener Generation”.
A poster contest was held earlier this month among the JLCW service area schools,
grades K through 8. The contest allowed the children to get involved in community
service while building awareness on caring for our environment. The winning
posters were on display at the event locations. Laptop Lunches donated prizes for
our contest winners and provided some reusable products for sale at the event.
Recycling is the law in Westchester County. Please don’t mix your recyclables in
with your garbage, they will not be picked up and you’ll receive a red Oops! sticker.
Keep glass, plastics, metal and paper (including newspaper, magazines, catalogs
and junk mail) out of your garbage. Look for the triangular chasing arrows symbol
on your plastics, and recycle all that are coded with any number from 1 through 7 in
the center. Make sure to rinse off the containers before putting them in the
recycling bin. You can also recycle the plastic carry out bags along with other
acceptable plastic materials at most stores. Check your local stores for details.
Practice good habits in public as well, and put your recyclables in recycling
containers rather than trash cans. Additional specifics on recycling and latest news
can be obtained from the Westchester County Government website at
www.westchestergov.com/recycling or at the Westchester County Recycling
HelpLine number (914-813-5420).
Let’s make recycling a priority and make a difference in our environment. This
event was planned by the “Let’s Save the Earth” committee, and was staffed by
volunteers from JLCW. Please call 914.723.6130 or email JLCW@verizon.net, if
you have questions.
The Junior League of Central Westchester (JLCW) is a nonprofit women’s
organization committed to promoting volunteerism, developing the potential of
women, and improving the community through the effective action and
leadership of trained volunteers. The JLCW invites women of all races, religions
and national origins who are committed to volunteerism to become a member.