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North Salem Improvement Society, P O Box 209, North Salem, New York 10560

northsalemimprovementsociety@gmail.com

Dear Neighbor,

This year, 2021, the North Salem Improvement Society marks its ninetieth 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. Reducing, Reusing and Recycling is so important if for no other reason than the cost of garbage collection! Working with the town we hope to be expanding our E-Waste collection program this year.

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, and Edris Scherer.

To join, see Membership on the sidebar.

Shopping Bag in a Pouch!

The Improvement Society did a bulk purchase of bags with a North Salem logo on them. They collapse into a small, easy-to-carry pocket. We sell them at cost, only $4. A free bag for anyone who joins. Only $20 for annual membership.

Reusable Straw Set

Forget plastic straws and consider your own set of reusable ones. Only $2. A free set for new members.

ANNUAL MEETING 2021

Thanks to all who joined us on Saturday, April 26, at the library for our annual meeting and 2021 Earth Day celebration. Andrea Good and Pam Pooley along with other members of the town's conservation advisory council gave a demonstration on how to properly remove invasive species and in their place plant native plants. A river beach and several perennials were planted behind the library with more to come. Joining us was Andrew Middlebrook from the Open Land Foundation with information on their Pollinator Pathway program. Photo by Tom Walogorsky of the North Salem News.

ROADSIDE LITTER CLEAN-UP

Kudos to all who hit the roads and collected roadside litter. We almost ran out of orange bags! But, we still have a few areas to do. Please let us know if you have time and need orange bags. We will drop off or make easy pick-up.

E-WASTE

We filled five bins with recyclable electronics. We are also collecting more information on what to do with microwave ovens, lamps, and other electronics that cannot go into the bins from the company the town selected. See our page Reduce Reuse Recycle for information on what to do with unwanted items you cannot recycle under the town's contract.

WHAT DO I DO WITH ??

To find out more about what to do with your unwanted items and waste materials, please go to our Reduce Reuse Recycle page. Learn what you can recycle weekly through the town's contract. See what is accepted at the town's E-Waste Recycle Bin. Find new places to donate gently used items you no longer want. Finally, what about all the items the town does not recycle? There are some tips on more recycling places. But first, sometimes it may be best to simply

Choose not to purchase products wrapped in plastic

Wash and reuse the plastic you already have

Carry reusable shopping bags with you at all times.

North Salem Improvement Society, P O Box 209, North Salem, New York 10560

northsalemimprovementsociety@gmail.com