Saturday, March 30, 9:00 to 11:00am, Roadside Litter CleanUp - stop by the Library, 276 Titicus Road, to pick up orange bags, gloves, pickers, etc. and have Coffee and Donuts on us!  It's time to take to the roads and pick up that litter!  Just leave the filled bags along the side of the road and our highway department will come by and dispose of them.  If you can't make it on Saturday there will be a supply of bags left at the library.
Monday, April 1, 10:00am to 1:00pm - Westchester County Mobile Shredder (this event is sponsored by the North Salem Town Clerk and is for North Salem residents only -no businesses).  The shredder will be at town hall, 274 Titicus Road.  Visit the town's website for details:  northsalemny.org
Saturday, April 6, 10:00am to 2:00pm E-Waste DropOff - for North Salem residents who cannot make it to the collection bin during the week.  The bin is located at 66 June Road; take the driveway to the top behind the Meeting House.  Please see below or visit our website or the town's website to see what items are eligible for E-Waste recycling.   
Saturday, April 13, 10:00am to 2:00pm, Black Gold.  Stop by Three Ponds Farm on Finch Road (look for our Cow Pie signs) for the best compost ever.  Please bring 5 gallon buckets or a similar type containers and we will fill them with fully composed cow manure, ready to go on your garden beds.  Suggested donation is $5 per 5 gallon bucket.  We will have heavy duty bags for anyone who does not bring their own bucket.
Sunday, April 28, 3:00pm NSIS Annual Meeting.  Join us at the Library for a brief annual meeting and a showing of "Dive!  Living Off America's Waste"
Friday, Saturday and Sunday, May 3, 4 and 5 it's time for the annual Library Fair.  We will be there on Saturday, May 4, with displays, handouts and products to help you Reduce, Reuse and Recycle.

We currently have Single Stream recycling but that may change next year when the Town renegotiates the garbage contract.  It may change to dual stream.  Not bad; it's still recycling; we might have to do a little separating of papers from all else.  In the meantime, we are working on re-educating about ReDucing and ReUsing, then ReCycling.  To that end, we've taken the Single Stream flyer from the town and added information on how to recycle items that the carting company does not.  As we learn of new facilities we will continue to update.  
If you know about an interesting way to recycle an item that we currently toss out, please let us know about it.  Thank you.

From the archives:

Saturday, April 28, E-Waste Day, 10:00am - 2:00pm.  Last year was a huge success.  You filled the pod!  More electronic items to recycle this spring?  No problem. North Salem residents may bring them to 66 June Road for e-waste recycling.  More details below and on our events page. 

North Salem Improvement Society kicked off the town’s Roadside Cleanup Week on Saturday April 14 at Ruth Keeler Library where residents picked up their plastic bags, gloves, pickers and free donuts. Among those who stopped by were sixth grader Meghan Ledley and her mom, Girl Scout leader Jen Ledley, whose sixth grade troop #2024 has cleaned up Joe Bohrdrum park for at least four years. “The girls have all said it’s our favorite troop activity,” says co-leader Shannon Valletta. “The girls think it’s funny when they find beer cans and a poopy diaper one year. They’ve also found car tires and street signs, and are always amazed at how many cigarette butts they find.”  One resident, who started earlier in the week, single-handedly tackled Bloomer Road and may have made a new record for number of bags filled.  Thank you Margie Hamburg!  It was also good to see some of our local officials pitch in - Warren Lucas and Martin Aronchick.


By late morning, several members of NSIS moved onto their annual black gold event, made possible by the generosity of another town official, Peter Kamenstein.  At his Three Ponds Farm, volunteers, including two high school students fulfilling their community service quotas, filled buckets and bags with composted cow manure for a donation to the society.  Kudos to Willow Bennett and Eric Lange our student volunteers.


Both events were successful and by mid-afternoon the town streets were dotted with bright orange clean up bags stuffed with garbage. Residents can continue to pick up garbage and leave curbside through next Sunday April 22.  The town highway department will be picking up the bags as roads are completed. If anyone needs more bags, please stop by the library; you may use any color bag you have.  Hopefully every road in town will be dotted with bags, and, more hopefully, there will be less need to repeat as people will be reminded to Reduce, Reuse and Recycle responsibly!  


Left:  Martin Aronchick, Warren Lucas, Peter Bliss, Cynthia Curtis, Amy Post, Paul McCabe, Gail Pantezzi and Susan Baum Moyer greeted folks at the Keeler Library and handed out supplies for the annual Road-Side Litter CleanUp Event.

Left:  Willow Bennett, Eric Lange, Peter Kamenstein, Peter Bliss, Tim Purdy and Cynthia Curtis at Three Ponds shoveling composted cow manure!
Right:  Troop 2024 - Anna Fetterolf, Allegra DelliCarpini, Lili Valletta, Becca Weigle, Molly Videla, Georgia Rubini, Erin Bartels, Meghan Ledley.  Missing - Claire Jolley and Eowyn Keenan.

Thank you everyone for two great events!

2017 Ewaste:


Dear Neighbor,

This year, 2018, the North Salem Improvement Society marks its eighty-seventh year.  Few people realize the extent of the Society’s involvement in our community since its founding in 1931.  For a sampling of our accomplishments. please visit the History page.
The Society strives to keep everyone up-to-date on the latest information on handling waste and recycling materials, energy saving tips, how to “go green” and “live green,” and so much more.  This information is contained in our newsletters, copies of which are available at the Ruth Keeler Memorial Library.  We've published four newsletter in this series.  Please see the Newsletter link on the left.  Recycling is so important if for no other reason than the cost of garbage collection!  Because North Salem is falling behind in recycling, our collection costs have gone up!  Do you know about the new E-Waste program?  It's so easy.....please see the information and list of acceptable items above.

But the Society is only as strong and successful as its membership and that is why we are constantly reaching out to you to join us and volunteer whatever time you may have to broaden our list of projects. Please consider completing the enclosed membership form and sending it back with your contribution.

Thank you.

The Directors, Peter Bliss, Cynthia Curtis, Paul McCabe, Susan Baum Moyer, Gail Pantezzi,  Lulu Pelosi, Amy Post Scurlock, Tim Purdy, Rosemary Brown, Edris Scherer and Xenia von Lilien-Waldau
To join, see Membership.  To view our four Newsletters with valuable information on Reduce, Reuse and Recycle please click on Newsletters in the left column.  Copies are available at the Ruth Keeler Memorial Library.

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