The gifting season is upon us, leading to gift boxes for the garage, stuffed closets and shelves needing sorting, and old items these new gifts displace ... but stuff is hard to recycle AND the Transylvania Landfill is filling up. greenzonenc.com can help! Primarily a textile recycler (used as final destination by St. Phil's Shoppe), it currently has a list of resources for those hard-to items: greenzonenc.com/latest-news/blog/. Here's some of the suggestions: Battaries & Old Electronics: Try Walmart, AutoZone. Other options listed. Medical Equipment: NC HELP (Health Equipment Loan Program) Diapers-new single use: Diapers Bank NC Used mattresses are up to 80% recyclable! 1-800-Got-Junk Other items include foam and stryafoam! PLEASE KEEP THIS REFERENCE! THE LOCAL LANDFILL IS OVERFLOWING AND THE EARTH NEEDS THIS HELP! THANKS!
We hosted about 40 people on Thanksgiving day and had virtually no clean-up at the end of the evening. Thank you for bringing your own non-disposable place settings! What a gift it is to not leave a mess behind. There was a bounty of food and we even enjoyed feeding some travelers who were unaware of the potluck. It was wonderful. We used tablecloths from Transylvania Shares and a water dispenser too. Su decorated using beautiful leaves and other local treasures from our area. Su's decorations were stunning. We enjoyed a nice gathering and practiced and demonstrated the beauty of reuse. It was an evening of love and community and we are blessed you shared your time with us. Folks asked if we were going to do it again for Christmas. Sure, we are hosting a potluck on Christmas Eve from 4 - 8 pm. We are also hosting one on New Years Eve and we will have live dancing music from 6 - 8 pm. Please bring [...]