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Dash for Trash
April 22 @ 9:00 am - 11:00 am
Celebrate Earth Day in Village of Kinderhook with ‘Dash for Trash’
KINDERHOOK – The Village of Kinderhook Climate Smart Task Force and Kinderhook Runners Club will again host Dash for Trash, a free competitive cleanup event in celebration of Earth Day. This year’s Family Friendly event will take place on Saturday, April 22 rain or shine.
Participants will meet in the Village Green at 9 a.m., and take one hour to collect as much litter as they can before returning at 10 a.m. for the results. Prizes will be awarded to the individuals and teams that collect the most debris by weight. We will be offering Junior Dasher, Teen Dasher, Senior Dasher, and Team Dasher divisions. Garbage bags and gloves will be provided. Last year competitors collected nearly 240 pounds of garbage from all over the village.
New this year, competitors are invited to bring their kitchen scraps and try out the county compost collection container that will be on hand during the event.
Also on hand will be a Big Green Box for recycling batteries and cell phones and a NexTrex container for collecting plastic bags and plastic film. This past year in partnership with the Kinderhook Memorial Library, we have recycled over 400 pounds of batteries and small electronics. The Library’s plastic collecting has also diverted over 1,000 pounds of plastic from landfills and earned the Village two recycled Trex benches.
Earth Day will also be kick-off day for a new initiative co-sponsored by the Kinderhook Library and the Climate Smart Task Force. Between April 22 and May 5, bring your old computers, laptops, printers, and more to the Library, and we will pass them on to GE Elfun Computer Rehab of Schenectady–a nonprofit group of engineers who restore old electronics and donate them to schools and other nonprofits. A complete list of all acceptable items can be found at www.computerrehab.org.