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Madison Environmental Commission Collects Old Shoes for Recycling During April


MADISON, NJ - Throughout April there are seven ways to recycle footwear in Madison. Visit any of the town’s five public school or drop off shoes, sneakers and boots at two downtown locations: the Museum of Early Trades and Crafts and the Suburban Shoe Shop.

Sponsored by the Madison Environmental Commission, the fourth annual town-wide shoe drive raises funds for green projects in the schools.

Shoes are sent to Shoebox Recycling, which pays fifty cents a pound for gently used footwear. Wearable shoes are sorted and sent to other countries. Worn shoes are shredded and used for such things as car insulation.

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“Our April shoe drive is about raising funds for green school projects,” says Stephan Stocker, chair of the Madison Environmental Commission. “But it is also about raising awareness that shoes and clothing should not go into the landfill,”

The Environmental Commission drive accepts tied or rubber-banded pairs of shoes, sneakers, boots and cleats. Footwear must be clean. Please do not donate broken shoes, single shoes, rubber flip-flops, slippers, ski boots, ice skates, roller blades or footwear covered in mud.


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Madison Area YMCA Charity Golf Outing and Dinner Reception to Send More Kids than Ever to Summer Camp

June 22, 2018

The Madison Area YMCA’s 21st Annual Charity Golf Classic and “Camp for One, Camp for All” dinner reception held at Morris County Golf Club in Morristown will send more children to summer camp than ever before. Event proceeds exceeded $100,000.

Citi Global Markets was the presenting sponsor. Bank of America Merrill Lynch and Credit Suisse were tournament sponsors.

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AtlantiCast Episode 17

On this week’s AtlantiCast, it’s National Men’s Health Month, so check out important health tips for you or the men in your life, learn about groundbreaking research into breast cancer treatment that could mean an end to chemotherapy for some patients, meet a local sports hero who’s living his baseball dreams thanks to Goryeb Children’s Hospital and much ...

Cool Ways to Save Money This Summer

As the summer temperatures rise, home cooling costs rise as well. But there are ways to help save money without sweating the heat:

To increase your cooling system’s efficiency by as much as 20%, get it checked out for summer.  A technician will clean the condenser, make sure you have the optimal amount of refrigerant, and ensure the airflow over the coil is ...