Where are the Can & Bottle Collection Containers?
In early July 2006, we received a letter from Tomra North America, our can and bottle pickup and recycler, telling us that, starting July 15th, 2006, we would have to sort all cans and bottles by approved distributor. They went on to state that they would no longer be picking up beer distributor products. These would have to be boxed, in original boxes, and returned to the respective distributor.
We started the can and bottle drive many years ago and have put in about 16 man hours per week to process these items. We have averaged about $ 10,000 per year for our efforts. That's 832 hours for $ 10,000 or $12.00 per hour.
To process under the new rules, we estimate that we would have to put in about 40 man hours per week. That would be at least 2,000 hours per year or $5.00 per hour. We can't ask volunteers to work that had for so little.
During the Summer of 2006, we removed our collection containers from around town and stopped processing these items.
We are now short $10,000 per year. It takes about $18,000 per year to operate the Scout Hall Youth Center for the benefit of the youth in East Windsor. This facility is used by the Girls Scouts, the Boy Scouts, the Cub Scouts, the Fife and Drum Corps, the Lions Club, the EW Soccer Team, the Little League, and many others at NO CHARGE!
We thank you for your past donations of your cans and bottles, this was a tremendous help! Now we ask that you make a donation in cash. This could be from your cans and bottles that you redeem and pass along to:
Scout Hall Youth Center
PO Box 565
Broad Brook CT 06016
Did you know that you can help support the Scout Hall Youth Center by checking off us on your United Way Gift Pledge at work?
If you don't see us listed, you can write our name in (East Windsor Scout Hall Building Committee).
Use Our United Way ID# 5126
Email us at: Info@ScoutHall.com
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