Freecycling event to take place at Senior Center in Westerville

August 21, 2012 by  

Westerville’s second freecycling event is scheduled to take place at the Senior Center. The Sunrise Rotary Club, practicing the philosophy that one person’s trash is another person’s treasure, has arranged for the trash exchange to take place in the Westerville Senior Center’s parking lot, located at 310 W. Main Street.

Individuals can leave any items that they no longer need or want and take any items left by others for which they can find a use. Craig Watterson, Sunrise Rotary’s Sustainability Committee’s chairperson, stated:

“The intent is to keep things out of the landfill and find new life for things you don’t have a use for.”

Community activities and events such as the freecycling event at the Senior Center may be advertised through poster printing or flyer printing to raise awareness within the community.

Inspired by comparable activities that took place in surrounding communities, the Sunrise Rotary Club’s first freecycling event took place in April of this year. In spite of the damp and rainy conditions the day of the event, Watterson reported that nearly 150 individuals arrived at the drop-off location and an area approximately 700 square feet in size was filled with trash that turned out to be someone else’s treasure.
The event was deemed successful and the Rotary Club made the decision to hold a second freecycling event this year based upon the turnout. It is coming up fast, set to be held this Saturday, August 25, from 9:00 am until 1:00 pm.