LETTERS: Caz Garden Club hopes to ensure no caps are included with regular recyclables

To the editor:

To the great recycling Cazenovians, I would like to announce a new helper in the local garden club’s effort to keep the caps — from gallon milk and juice jugs, water and soda, detergent and more — from ending up in the trash.

We send them to Aveda Hair Products, a two-square-foot box a week, where they turn them into new caps for their bottles.

This project has been ongoing for more than four years, with the help of the Cazenovia Central School District Superintendent Robert Dubik, Jessica Amidon of Caz Cans [where you can drop off caps] and for the past year, Sue and Matt Henderson.

A messy job, it is most helpful if the caps do not have to be checked for the wrong types in each batch. Please remember, if it does not screw on or snap on a gallon jug, the plastic is the wrong kind to use again.

Either recycle if the triangle is present on the bottom, or it is trash. Neither pump nor spray caps can be used.

No one makes a penny on this, despite the unbelievability of that premise. The shipping is paid for by Aveda, but the boxes, tape and time are all donated by the persons packing them to go.

Our new partner is GHD [formerly known as Stearns & Wheler] Environmental Engineers, where Sandy LeVan and Mike Mehan have gladly taken it on.

Thanks from all of us who enjoy our green Cazenovia.

Nancy Hook, Chairperson

Cazenovia Garden Club

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