LAKE GEORGE - The next time residents head to the Lake George Town Hall, they might want to bring their unwanted newspapers, junk mail and cardboard with them.
In a corner of the Town Hall parking lot at 20 Old Post Road, there is a new Greenfiber collection bin. Residents are encouraged to bring recyclable paper items to deposit in the bin during office hours as part of a community paper recycling program. Twice a month the bin will be emptied, and the contents recycled into non-toxic cellulose fiber insulation.
Town Supervisor Frank McCoy said the small stipend the town receives from the Greenfiber firm for the paper will go towards improving the town food pantry. He said the first priority is a bigger, more energy-efficient freezer.
McCoy said he hopes that residents will find the Greenfiber bin a convenient way to recycle paper products, while helping support the food pantry. Acceptable items include phone books, office paper, cardboard, cereal boxes, magazines, brown paper bags and construction paper. Only paper-based products can be accepted. Items must be clean and dry, and not contained in plastic bags or any other non-paper material.