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Eye Recycle Bottle & Can Redemption Event

Date: First Sunday of every month

Time: 12:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m.

Where: 800 Main Street South, Southbury, CT 06488

 

EyeRecycle is a redemption center.  EyeRecycle pays the full 10 cents per item beginning January 1, 2024. They take anything with a refund label, not just what the store sells.  Plus, they make sure the redeemable items are recycled correctly. We also recycle empty inkjet cartridges. For more details click here.

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Food Bank Donations - Adopt A Shelf

Date: Second Saturday of every month

Time: 12:00 p.m. - 1:00 p.m.

Where: 88 Main Street South, Southbury, CT 06488

 

Sustainable Southbury has made a commitment to the Southbury Food Bank to fill a shelf with canned fruit every month. We invite you to donate items to support this important community organization.  We need a volunteer each month to be the "collection" point for our monthly contribution.

For more details click here.

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Southbury Energy Fair & Green Expo

Date: September 28, 2024

Time: 10:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.

Where: Southbury Town Hall Green, 501 Main Street South, Southbury, CT 06488

 

We are currently seeking sponsors and exhibitors to support this event.

 

Sponsors

Your sponsorship helps us run fairs & events, with energy conservation and clean energy campaigns, helps us provide waste reduction services for residents and businesses, provides recycling assistance and education, and helps us as we work across 12 categories of sustainability including things like making our streets safer, and developing lower-cost housing.  There are many ways you can help, both monetary and in-kind donations.

Exhibitors

Vendors and exhibitors whose products, missions, and services support sustainable living, such as environmental organizations, artisans and makers, farmers and growers, energy conservation, alternative energy companies, alternative modes of transportation, outdoor recreation, holistic wellness practitioners, local businesses, and more. Southbury Energy Fair & Green Expo welcomes nonprofit organizations, small and large businesses, food concessions, governmental agencies and commissions, and educational institutions.


For more details and to register to be a sponsor and/or exhibitor, click here.

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Campaigns

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Community Energy Campaign

Our mission is simple ...  

Help the town's residents and businesses to reduce energy consumption and make better use of renewable energy. Learn about this program and listen to recorded events covering weatherizing your home, heat pumps, solar energy and battery storage technology, and financing incentives.

For more details click here. Listen to recordings here.

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REFILL Not Landfill Campaign

Many of us stopped using reusable cups during COVID.

 

All Southbury retailers support the use of reusable cups! Many provide discounts and/or reward points for using your own clean personal reusable cup. Starbucks in Southbury just added an option on their mobile app to support using your own cup.

 

So let’s all make this small change to benefit the environment and earn rewards at the same time! 

For more details click here

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Southbury's Food Waste Recycling Program

Food scraps are one of the largest components of trash sent to landfills and incinerators. However, food scraps are not trash, they are a resource that can be turned into useful compost and renewable energy.

Learn how to participate in the free program at the Southbury Transfer Station, why you should compost, and what items are accepted.

For more details click here

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