Electronics Recycling Day at SPAC 2020

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Get rid of the old electronics you have sitting around and even help a local Saratoga Non-Profit Organization. There is a recycling day on October 24th 2020, here in Saratoga!

October 24th 2020
9am – 12:00 noon
SPAC Parking lot

Sponsored by Sustainable Saratoga, which is an amazing group doing wonderful things right here in Saratoga Springs and the surrounding area.

So the recycling event with be $5 to enter the recycling areas at SPAC . Think of it as you are giving a $5 donation and getting in for free. All the funds they raise will be put toward their local projects and advocacy, so we don’t mind donating to them.

They are creating a drive thru for recycling, where you stop off at different places to drop off your different old, unusable items.

There is a complete list on the Sustainable Saratoga site and below are some highlights.

Monitor and TV Recycling

Monitors and TVs cost money to recycle. Yes, there are companies who will take them, take them apart and recycle whatever parts and pieces they can. But that all costs money.

What does that mean for us?

It will cost us all $20 each for monitor and TV recycling. As a non-profit, it wouldn’t be fair to have them pick up the cost for recycling TVs. If you don’t want to spend $20 per TV to recycle it, it’s ok. We have a few places that already recycle e-waste for free.

E-Waste Recycling / Electronics Recycling

This recycling day IS a great place to drop off all of your other electronics and this is FREE! Computers, DVD players, Game Systems, phones… They will also take kitchen appliances like coffee makers, toasters, and microwaves. And BIG things like washers and dryers.

I can’t wait to go and see all the cool stuff people with be bring to recycle!

Recycling Day: Everyone Welcome

There is no limitations on who can attend the recycling day at SPAC. You do not need to live in the area, everyone is welcome!

Come from far and wide to bring your e-waste / electronics recycling for all the corners of your home. With only a $5 entrance fee, it is so worth the cost and effort to Get Rid of Old, Dusty, Crusty, E-Waste!

More to Recycle

No need to stop at e-waste recycling. Recycling day at SPAC is for all sorts of items. And they don’t have to be destroyed or broken. Be sure to check out the list for all the different things you can recycle.

See you at SPAC on Saturday October 24th, 2020! We’ll be there! Goodbye piles of e-waste!

Musical Instrument Supplies, Rentals and Repair in Saratoga Springs

Find information about music supplies, sheet music and buying, renting, and repairing musical instruments in the Saratoga Springs area.

Both of my kids play instruments in the school band, and of course instruments frequently need maintenance. Child #1 plays the flute and Child #2 plays the Tenor Sax.

Of course, I start every search online, so I went to Google. In Saratoga Springs there are two places that come up in Google, Saratoga Guitar and Music Center and Cole’s Woodwind Shop, I have visited both.

Saratoga Guitar has two Saratoga locations, 75 Weibel Ave and 480 Broadway LL10. Don’t let the name fool you, Saratoga Guitar does much more than guitars. I have purchased last minute supplies when they still had the West Ave location for the Sax, including reeds and 2 mouthpieces so far.

Saratoga Guitar is THE place to go for instrument rentals it used to be at the 60 West Ave location. I was there the other day while a young lady was excitedly receiving her clarinet. They provide area schools with band and orchestra rentals.

When you need supplies for your instruments from reeds to neck straps, mouthpieces to cleaning supplies, Saratoga Guitar is the place to go. The saxophone things we need are always in stock, which is awesome because buying a mouthpiece on the way to the band concert can be stressful!
Saratoga Guitar sells the band books of sheet music the kids need for school. They also have a large stock of sheet music to play for fun! If they DON’T have the sheet music you need, they can ORDER it for you.

Child #1 needed some maintenance on her flute as well as a good cleaning. The people at Saratoga Guitar recommended calling Bill at Cole’s Woodwind Shop right on Phila Street and it is the perfect place. Bill repaired and cleaned the flute in just a few days and at an affordable price. They were able to give me an estimate up front so I knew exactly what would be done and how much it would cost.

Check out the photo page of Cole’s Woodwind web site to see all sorts of famous musicians who love Bill’s work. SPAC hosts so many types of musical performances and Bill looks like the go to guy for instrument repair. There are pictures with musicians from the New York Philharmonic to the Dave Matthews Band. Bill Cole has a fascinating story and has repaired instruments from the Saratoga Springs High School band and the famous band Chicago.

Thanks to Saratoga Guitar and Music Center and Cole’s Woodwind Shop, my kids have all the supplies they need to have fun playing their instruments. Repair and maintenance right here in Saratoga is convenient and easy.

Have you experienced the customer service at these locations? Tell us about it in the comments below. Where do you go for instrument needs in the area? Is there anywhere else?

Thanks for reading. I hope this helps!  :o)

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